Interested in Automation?
It’s actually more interesting than you might imagine. The timelines and dates for events throughout history that has led to the advent of advanced automation technologies is intriguing, let’s have a look.
Now, why is this important?
One would think that if you are going to make a living and build a career spanning decades of your life you should have a sparse understanding of the history and prospective future of it.
To start with the word ‘automation’ was coined in 1946 in the automobile industry and was used to describe the use of devices and controls in mechanized production lines.
The origin of the word came from D.S. Harder an engineering manager at the Ford Motor Company. But it wasn’t until 1947 that General Motors established an ‘automation department’ to oversee the development of assembly lines.
The technology grew through the 1960’s adding circuit chips and in 1997 a computer called ‘Deep Blue’ won against a world chess champion Garry Kasparov, which helped catapult Artificial Intelligence.
We have all heard about these technologies growing up through the 60’s and in the 90’s, even on TV and online today, but maybe we haven’t understood the connection to our careers in today’s tech world.
With today’s media throwing around words like ‘voice recognition’ and ‘self-driving cars’ you would believe that we are in the age of the Jetsons. Yet, we can barely imagine the future and the advances in automation to come.
What is even more astounding is the democracy of today’s current technology, the readily available access to tools and resources once only available to Universities. But, in today’s cities and small towns across America you can find high tech workshops in little more than garages. And pop-up tech studios and laboratories in urban redevelopment sectors.
And the rise of the Urban Tech is drawing ‘billions’ in venture capital. This funding is fueling everything from food-delivery startups to cryptocurrency to artificial intelligence, construction tech and even high tech industry analysis.
All working on the next great software revolution, drone technology, collaborative robot and even Micro-bots which help emergency responders explore small and dangerous spaces.
So, what does this mean to you and your future?
Simple are you joining the new elite?
The new elite are professionals who are building tomorrows marvels.
They have access to millions and work with cutting-edge tech.
Do You Like to Tinker, Or Design?
So do you bang around in your garage?
Do you love to tinker with gadgets or do some programming or even like to design things?
Maybe you can wire a light bulb, if so have you ever thought about wiring a robot? Or maybe you are a grease monkey from birth? We’ll have you ever thought of working on a self-driving car or joining a team working to bring that reality to fruition?
If so, than you could be a part the future. You could actually be the professional who makes a suggestion one day that changes the dashboard design on a self-driving farm tractor that improves how efficient it follows the GPS coordinates guiding it while plowing the soil.
Or maybe you might be the one who draws the design for a new type of flying drone, or someone who builds autonomous robots that’s used by smoke jumpers (firefighters who parachute into forest fires to save lives and property).
Or for those who love nature, maybe you could program watering systems for crops on a 17 story tall vertical farm in the center of a metropolitan city.
I know that the future may seem bleak to some, but a phrase I like to remind myself of when I get concerned about the future is from the Terminator movies. We should all keep in mind that “There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves”
The question is, what part of it will you play?
The Take Away
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