Imagine a world where technology is all around us, but there’s not a device in sight. It’s automatically supporting us, our relationships, and our businesses. It’s “smarter” than ever, anticipating our wants and needs, acting on our behalf based on our preferences. Our appliances know when they need repairs and schedule service. A digital copy of ourselves online keeps our identity and our entire financial portfolio secure from hackers while working to keep our business and personal connections strong and healthy.
This is how we’ll be living not too far from now when we enter digital singularity, the point at which human experience meets technological omnipresence. Despite the alarmist views espoused by some futurists, singularity will be a time of great opportunity for humanity. It will also be a time of great change for business, requiring new strategies, investments, and viewpoints for companies to not only remain relevant but to stay competitive.
In Digital Singularity: A Case for Humanity, Kevin S. Parikh applies unique insights to the emerging technologies that are creating new business and social imperatives for those operating in our increasingly global economy. When all individuals have the same access, boundaryless communities supporting them, and a powerful virtual bullhorn giving them an equal voice to interact directly with the president and compete for work with corporate entities of any size, we’ll experience a new way of working, communicating, and living, together.