This is a curated summary of the Automation Trend. I compiled key recent developments, interesting reads to better understand the issue, information on associated trends and topics as well as a very thought-provoking video on the future of Automation.
The world is entrenched in social and economic inequality. The 8 richest men in the world have more capital than more than half of humanity. This is a brief introduction to the global trend of Rising Inequality.
The smartphone has become the universal gateway to the internet. But not only people are increasingly becoming connected, objects likewise will become smart and internet-enabled. Some brief info on Mobile, IoT and Ambient Intelligence.
As the majority of people in our societies become older (especially in the Western world), conflicts between different generations are inevitable. "The Young" seem to have completely new thoughts on the world. This brief blog post sums up some of the key and most interesting issues.