The Technologies of the Future and How They Affect the Workplace


Technology is changing our lives in a constant rate. We are constantly connected, whether via our smartphones or robots. Communication is no longer done face-to-face or even with handwriting, but via text, voice assistants, and video calls.

The latest technology has enhanced the quality of our lives from generation to generation. But it’s not without its dangers, particularly when it comes to jobs. Many people are worried that new technologies will replace human jobs and this could occur to some degree. We know from the past however that the creation of new jobs will be able to offset the loss of some jobs.

We are already seeing this happening in the workplace due to advancements in artificial intelligence and natural language processing and robotics. We are also witnessing the impact of drones as well as 5G networks, blockchains and quantum computing.

These technologies will revolutionise business processes with increased levels of automation, connectivity and security. Blockchains for instance, are reshaping the supply chain by making it more secure and providing an irrevocable record of transactions. And 5G will enable companies to process data closer to where it originated (ultra low latency) and to achieve data sovereignty, and increase privacy by reducing data transmission costs.

Virtual reality and augmented reality are transforming the way we interact with devices and information. They provide immersive experiences that look and feel like real life. We’re also witnessing significant progress in areas such as gene editing, which will reduce the prevalence of genetic disorders that stem from hereditary diseases, such as muscular dystrophy to cystic fibrosis and could even prolong our lives.