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HK01, Hong Kong: Director at Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work Says the Fear of Technology is About Attitude, Not Age

“There are infinite possibilities with technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and mechanization, which affect every industry,” says Benjamin Pring. “Every industry would become a technology industry since technology changes every industry.” Excerpts:

“Some may fear technology, just like the Luddite movement in 19th century Britain, but if people only feared technology, we would not be living in such good conditions now.

The last wave of technological revolution reformed manual work, while the current one will strengthen our critical thinking capabilities and free humans for some high-end work. Computers are not to be used to think on humans’ behalf. People will still command computers in the future. Those who believe in this will benefit from more opportunities. People bowing to computers is only in movies.

Worrying about technology taking away jobs is not about age, but attitude. Some people refuse to embrace changes and neglect technological development. They just want to turn back the clock, but this makes them very vulnerable.”

Click here to read the article in Chinese.