CHAPTER 6

Speeding Up for Technology

Technology, by design or not, pushes the boundaries of what is possible. In doing so, it opens up new cognitive realms and provides new perspectives. The speed at which it progresses is much greater than our ability, as humans, to adapt to the changes it brings along. Technology is de facto dictating the pace of our “evolution,” and schools, institutions, and industries frequently fail to grasp its transformational, sociological, and neuro-psychological content.

Some technologies, to use a popular term, are “disruptive”; they alter the existing paradigm so much, so quickly, and so abruptly that entire sectors are bowled over by them.

Digital is, by all means, one of these technologies: IoT, AI, Industry 4.0, ...

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