Digital fabrication and technology making are significant topics of today that require attention both from industry and education, being associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution that includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, and that will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labor markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape.
How do you know that you are creating something new?
During my path in life, I have found one common factor that has followed me. It was there when I was a researcher, entrepreneur, project manager in Business Kitchen and it is here now, when I am heading the Tellus Innovation Arena activities.
It is the fact that one must continuously re-define and re-think. What are those words and sentences that I can use to describe as well as possible, what something is?
“Oh yeah, my phone is using 4G” is turning into “oh no, it’s on 4G now”. What? The last time I was buying a brand new mobile phone subscription the salesman was hyping about the awesome 4G or LTE. Even though we are still using it, it will slowly lose its glamour. Why? Because of this new 5G-thingy that will turn 4G into the “3G of the future”; the sign on your screen that wipes away the smile from your face (lots of Gs around here).