A ROBOT-driven future is closer than we think. According to Gartner’s report, Top Predictions for IT Organisations and Users for 2016 and Beyond, more than 3-million workers globally will have roboboss supervision by 2018. Initially performing monitoring and supervisory functions, these robobosses will eventually undertake logical staffing decisions. Also by 2018, there will be 6-billion things connected to the internet, seeking out other businesses and performing digital transactions, automating processes and providing a wealth of data to streamline, improve and enhance the way we do business. Of these 6-billion devices connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) and generating data, 2-million of them will be health-and-fitness tracking devices that employees will be required to wear as a condition of employment. While this not-so-distant picture of the future sounds intimidating and potentially scary for humans, it will have a positive effect from a business and personal perspectiv...

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