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.