As Darwin said....."It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change".....
Of course we all know that there is no way that we can really 'futureproof' our organisations or our lives, but it is probably a good idea to inform yourself of where trends are taking us in this ever increasingly 'VUCA' world, so we can plan to adapt accordingly.
Nice and hopefully calming summary linked below from Gusti - Auguste Coetzer (one of our South African Partners)
Many experts say man-versus-machine simplification is off the mark. Man with machine is more probable. Growing sales of collaborative robots (or ‘cobots’) are reported worldwide. Here, one area of development is wearable robotics or exoskeletons that augment human capabilities with technology. ABI Research says about 40 R&D groups currently work in the field – the basis for a “$2 billion global market by 2025”. Military and healthcare applications are focus areas, as are industrial uses. Many firms are in the market for “motorised muscles” for heavy lifting, or for sensor-actuated exoskeleton suits that “protect and serve” humans during dangerous work. In all cases, a trained and skilled person is needed to operate the wearables, hinting at a future in which humans work with robots in many areas. Hence, the term “cobots”.