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March 28, 2018 | 2 minute read

My take on “Beyond the end of work”

The human race is in front of the most substantial paradigm shifts in its history.

While I consider the last twenty years the first data revolution we are currently in the transition to what I call the second data revolution – the impact will exceed everything that we anticipate. The first data revolution was characterised by people sharing data consciously. They told Google where they want to go and Facebook what they like. They thought they receive amazing free services – while these services were amongst the most expensive in their lifes. They created the most valuable companies of our times with their data. Now we are in a transition where we start sharing data that we have no consciousness about via IoT devices.

This leads to the situation where other parties in our society know more about an individual than it consciously know about itself. During the current transition period the sensibility for the risk of being manipulated is stil relatively small. But we are just at the beginning of the second data revolution. Over the next years we will see an increased consciousness about the risks of being manipulated through full transparency via sharing real time data that is accessible for wrongly incentivised parties in our society. This will increase the fear that

“I strongly believe that humans at their absolute maximum of creativity and productivity will always be able to have a cutting edge vs. technology.”

humanity feels about uncertainty of the future of humanity as a whole. Already today we can see many symptoms of increased fear in humanity – nobody can promise how our world will look like in ten years. With the increase of data from IoT devices and the resulting speed this fear of humanity will drastically increase over the next couple of years.

What differentiates humans from other living organisms is the ability to increase consciousness. The increased fear however will lead to limited mental capabilities and the risk of humanity losing it’s cutting edge vs. technology. I strongly believe that humans at their absolute maximum of creativity and productivity will always be able to have a cutting edge vs. technology. The risk however is that the large majority of humanity will be blocked by fear and thus lose their evolutionary right for existence on our planet.

– Julian Teicke, CEO, wefox Group

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