I don’t know about you, but I do a lot of reading on technologies that are in the pipeline. Driverless cars, virtual reality, you name it.
It’s one thing to know what’s coming, but a whole other to predict and grasp the impact it will have on our day-to-day lives. For example, have you ever considered that driverless cars may completely change what it means to commute? Which in turn will reduce the importance of centrally located homes?
Or how about the fact that increased access to the World Wide Web in the developing world means we’ll be able to hear from billions more people than we do today?
Peter Diamandis, co-author of the book “Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think“, does a whole lot of theorizing on what the world is going to look like as we move toward a point where we can successfully meet and exceed the basic needs of every human being on the planet.
So what will these changes mean for our associations?
What industries can we expect to be imminently affected by the likes of robots and 3D printing? What value can we offer that technology will never replace?