perhaps this is what the future will actually be for many people on the planet soon. our robot aides, friends, and lovers will scan us and then a few algorithms will run through the quantum computers that we will have and life will be a reversal of the rolling stone song with the lyrics, “you always get what you want, but you never get what you need.”
sitting here this morning, with a wet cotton ball filled mind from yesterday. seem to be one very plausible path for the developed world. it will be a sterile, clean and neat space where those who have the majority, or “enough” will live in such a life. if there isn’t a balance in equality on the global level – those that don’t have will live in a very different reality, one which might not be all that nice.
I guess that is the problem today. the CEO has an idea of vision - you put a plan tighter, you alter your strategy to fit the needs of the situation and you can see lots of possibilities for what is needed to be done and do all the minute steps to having it happen with a push of a button. the work load is not so fun, as beneath what I used to call the “CEO button push” is a whole lot of steps, work, and effort.
the leaders in organizations are trying to steer the ship and their time usually is very valuable, in the west, there is a great disparity between the normal worker and the CEO wage, and that gap appears to be getting ever larger. A leader can say, “I want this” and your job is to make that reality, ideally so they can walk in and push a button and it all works perfectly. the reality with the leaders I worked with is that they understood time and money, and/or they had an idea they wanted to be flushed out that they didn’t have time to work on.
so, you did that…if you have the time and money, you do the “CEO button push” level of work. if you didn’t have the money, you used the time to overcome the shortage. if you didn’t have the time, you spent the money to bring in a team to do the work.
I found when you don’t have the time or the money – you create your best ideas and work.
granted, the last way is the hardest and most taxing, but it is a viable option.
unfortunately, we live in a world where a lot of non-CEOs all want the “CEO push button life.” this will come to our world soon…you can see it with the way humans push the buttons on their little boxes. one day in the short-term future, the machines will be able to give us everything we want and omit everything we need.
the question is, do you want to live in a world like that?