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Nothing is going to change the way we live our lives more than the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and robotics, these technologies will make life a lot easier and businesses more efficient and profitable there is a huge flip side as well. Humans believe this will lead to unemployment prospects and if some prominent scientists are to be believed artificially intelligent machines might one day turn on their creators and destroy all humanity.
The Internet of things connecting people, data, processes, and devices on a gargantuan scale by the end of the decade, we will be taking more than 60 million connections. The biggest existential threat to us will not be from sci-fi movie like scenarios where artificially intelligent machines and robots will rebel against humans, but by the security vulnerability that this mass scale convergence could give rise to. A less than the perfectly designed system could, for example, impact upon the whole network and lead to disastrous consequences on an unprecedented scale.
We need to learn how to fully reap the benefits that the Internet of things has, some rudimentary artificial intelligence and what the smartly evolving robotic technologies bring to us. When the time comes, we will ourselves find the solution to any potential threat in the future. We always have. The industrial revolution, when it came in the eighteenth century, evoked similar dread and trepidation, but things worked out more or less fine at the end of it. There were really serious social and economic consequences of that revolution which had to be overcome before things settled down.
In the meantime, we need to prepare our youngsters to handle these emerging technologies as this will help them find employment in the times ahead. There will, of course, be job losses for some on account of the increase in all round automation, but there will be other opportunities aplenty for those who anticipate and prepare for the paradigm shift in the way businesses and organization will conduct their affairs in the times ahead. We are entering fascinating times indeed.