Who knows if Charlie Chaplin in the ‘Modern Times’ version would have ever dared to imagine an intelligent machine capable of transforming the alienating face of industrial production? However, he would have been happy to explore its secrets up to the DNA if someone had suggested this would have been possible in the new millennium.
A new current of thought is that generative design is based precisely on the concept of a genetic code carrying all the information of the same kind of products and capable of combining data and feedback intelligently and proactively. It is a paradigm shift of epochal significance. Yes, dear Charlot, we have officially entered a new era of production, and I’ll tell you more: the revolutionary scope of this fourth industrial revolution concerns not only the evolution of the entire production process but how we will relate to all of this.
Future and innovation seem to be closely connected, and, indeed, they are.
On one condition, however: that humanistic and sustainable development factors are not neglected in rapid technological progress to create a suitable world for everyone. Although of great appeal, the new livability scenarios are not only the result of audacious theories that respond to actual needs with a view to equitable growth and shared well-being.
Strategies, productions and commercial networks develop towards open and interconnected structures that require new skills in relationships, communication and awareness of participatory processes.
Skills change at an operational level, and relationships and expectations of results. What awaits us? How far can the intelligence of the machines act? What are the new leadership models? How to use communication effectively in the new 4.0 environment? What will be the new challenges after this pandemic? How much and how will we have changed?
One thing is sure; the future is the time of realization, a time to strive for with confidence, addressing experiences, doubts and even the great unknowns step by step as they emerge. Being innovative means looking forward to distant goals, also being willing to change course if necessary. Learn, experiment, let go.
The future is a partner to dance within a rhythm and empathy created moment by moment. The hyper-technological progress that we all have in mind can only evoke the image of mechanical steps programmed on a monitor together with a robot with a humanoid appearance. So agile, yet cold and distant.
So when we talk about innovation, we can’t help but think about the evolution of machines and the sophisticated mathematical formulas that move them. And, even before that, the human mind, so skilled at designing all this.
The future, therefore, is not just a predictable sequence of facts starting from what happens today; the future is also desirable and conceivable, despite everything—challenging to think now, at the critical moment of the pandemic. If we consider happiness the cause rather than the effect of every action, we become the engineers of our future.
We like to apply that ingenious intention, all the more powerful when it comes to ‘planning’ our future together.
I have conducted numerous business training workshops with the desire to inspire new sprouts of hope and commitment. I am happy to have been able to accompany various company teams to discover the systemic approach that, for many participants, has been genuinely revealing.
We have worked outdoors in Nature, creating new ethical, participatory, and shared success paradigms.
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