As a kid, I remember watching “The Jetsons,” where Rosie the Robot took care of most of the family’s needs and George flew to work a few hours a week, as the household’s lone breadwinner in a world where the feminist movement never happened. That vision of the future was about as accurate as “The Flintstones” portrayal of early humankind.
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For your business to thrive in today’s online world, a strong online presence is a must. Paid advertising on AdWords and social platforms will produce immediate results, but for long-term success, nothing trumps content marketing. And it all begins with what I call “home base” — your website’s blog.
PHOENIX — It’s hard to miss the dogged technological ambition pervading this sprawling desert metropolis. There’s Intel’s $7 billion, seven-nanometer chip plant going up in Chandler. In Scottsdale, Axon, the maker of the Taser, is hungrily snatching talent from Silicon Valley as it embraces automation to keep up with growing demand. Start-ups in fields as varied as autonomous drones and blockchain are flocking to the area, drawn in large part by light regulation and tax incentives.
At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at a more complicated understanding, suggesting that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both benefits and stress alike. Such is the ambiguous and sometimes disembodied nature of the “future of work” discussion.
A year ago, most business leaders were poo-pooing blockchain technology and crypto-currency as a “too uncertain” fad, likely to fade from favor upon the volatility (and expected crash) of Bitcoin. Viewed in mainstream business circles as a tech geek project that no one could really understand or explain, blockchain was routinely dismissed as “too early to tell”.
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