combinations that never were

For thousands of years, species lived in earth exposed to what nature and evolution did bring to the plate. So many combinations of atoms into molecules populated this planet. Until humankind learned to handle those pesky atoms and started exploring new combinations.

Unimaginable sorts of materials, chemicals, and even living entities started to come out of our laboratories. Combinations than never were, now are.

We only do not know how our bodies, and most importantly our brains work. And how those new combinations will react with our organs. Yet the pace of technological advances and new combinations of atoms that become part of our world grows every day at always faster rate.

We have learned to fear radioactivity, yet radioactivity has been present in our world since the very beginning. We even believe we feel uneasy in the neighborhood of a nuclear power plant. At the same time we embrace new materials, chemicals and drugs. We sit for hours in vehicles made of large bits of plastic that exhude organic components in the air, we use ever more effective pesticides and ingest ever newer drugs with the hope they will make us feel better.

At last all ends up entering our bodies. And the bodies of those other few species that we have not yet wiped out.

skimming the fatty thick layer of management

in the last decades, secretary jobs like taking dictation, transcribing, or calendar up keeping among others, have been displaced by technological advances in personal computers. Today we envision a future where yet more assistance will be provided by AI.

But often the future does not stick to our plans. Same as we still wear jeans and shirts and not synthetic suits like Captain Kirk, it may as well be that the future will choose its own avenue. I do not mean AI will not disrupt our work environment, or even send us one day all home to read books, play computer games and drink coffee all day long. But other changes may come along or even before that, that we would never have thought of.

Companies and corporations of all sizes have some things in common: they all have entrepreneurs and visionaries, experts, and the power house… and middle managers. I envision a future where new advances in technology will free us from the middle management; the thick fatty layer between and around the power house that dampens vision and passion coming in, and power coming out.

Maybe the blockchain will become an effective Agile/SCRUM backbone that will enhance a direct link between the top and the bottom, maybe graph-databases will give raise to the neuronal corporation, maybe something else.