The Rapid Pace of Advancement in Technology
When Ken Kurson has spent time observing the technology space throughout his career, he’s encountered and been a potent observer of the incredibly rapid pace at which technology has advanced and developed. These advancements and developments have shown no signs of slowing down. They’ve also dramatically changed the ways certain industries now conduct business – and in a commercial context, as well.
The changes in some industries have been dramatic. Artificial intelligence has been a popular device that’s now developed a great amount of interest as a consequence of many years of consecutive technological development. Technology does indeed play a role in helping achieve these various milestones in advancement.
Ken Kurson believes that there is bound to be continued and aggressive changes coming to the technology industry. These changes are a product of broader shifts from manual labor to a reliance and dependence on technological programming to do the same work. But this same work can often be done at a far more rapid pace, and even more efficiently. In fact, it is indeed the case that in some cases the quality of the work-product is also uncompromised.
But people have to proceed with caution when it comes to their management of technological programming in the work-place. There are certain areas where there isn’t enough regulation when it comes to technological implementation. Of these areas, none is as significant as the field of education.
Over time, we’ve seen many public sector partnerships with technology companies in an effort to relieve some of the stresses that entities in the private sector would otherwise be feeling and experiencing. These collaborations between public and private sector entities are actually enviable in many cases. They are models to be emulated. After all, we cannot depend on government bureaucracy for everything.
But there also needs to be oversight that is regulated over these partnerships. When technology is imported into academic settings, it is often for the purpose of making the lives of teachers, academics and institutional faculty easier. The burden is significantly eased, if they are able to successfully navigate these waters, in an appropriate fashion.
But there are issues that can arise with technology’s implementation in sensitive areas like education. We must be weary of these areas. For example, some academic institutions might seek to employ technology as a way of reducing the ratio between staff/faculty/teachers and students. After all, employing less faculty significantly reduces the burden from a financial standpoint on these institutions.
All in all, technology has been a net plus in its import and value to most, if not all industries. But we must proceed with caution as a society. Our government officials must also continue persisting in their regulation and oversight of the continued importation of technology into the private sector world under government accountable control.