On the 5th of December, Stefan Hyttfors gave a lunch lecture about the future. Hyttfors mission is to inspire as many as possible to embrace change. He started his story with what was going on at the moment. Nowadays we use to many resources, that means that we borrow them from the future. In other words, in the future there will be a lack of resources. So, it is important to make a change. To create more value with less resources.
In the working force only 13% of the employees are happy with their jobs. The rest suffers from a lot of stress what makes them unhappy. This stress is caused by the not knowing how the future will look like. We have to learn how to live with this uncertainty. One thing is sure, that the future will be different then it is now.
But a risk of ignorance exists. New technologies for old problems are not always what companies are looking for. These new technologies do not fit in the business model of the company, this can result in not using or developing the technologies. Often start-ups or different companies will develop the technologies further and will bring it to the customers. This result in companies going bankrupt, because they are the best companies offering the wrong, old fashioned products.
A good method of creating more value with less resources is digitalizing. Digitalizing means dematerializing and decentralizing. For example your mobile phone now a days is able to make calls, send text, play music, take pictures, etc. 20 years ago all these features were different products.
We live in a world of virtual reality. For example Pokémon-Go, but also your bank account. These products make you think something is actually there, while it isn’t. A great possibility exists that artificial intelligence will replace a lot of people and jobs in the future.