Technology and social entrepreneur, Paul Miller, recently addressed a group of leading Microsoft employees at the HQ of the technology giant in Redmond, Seattle on the new emerging ‘digital planet’.
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/10/2012 -- Invited by Microsoft Research to give a keynote talk on the future of digital work based on the findings of his recently published book “The Digital Workplace – How Technology is Liberating Work” Miller was faced with an individualistic, reflective group of engineers.
Some of the main areas discussed included:
- The need for government policy at national and international levels to see digital investment like it did after the industrial revolution in physical transport – railways, roads and then air.
- The digital right of all citizens to have access to powerful technology – there is a digital divide in developed countries at present.
- The fact that this is a unique point in human history in the post-technology revolution period and the need to design, build and extend the digital worlds where we will live and work for the next centuries.
- The ‘localization’ of work and living will change demographics as cities are regenerated with people living and working locally – thus creating new ‘hybrid communities’ that are neither countryside or city but where people live and work with earnings coming from a global marketplace rather than their local area.
Miller described this evolving digital world of work as living like a dot in the distant dark universe, gradually coming closer. Eventually this dot will emerge as a new planet, one not noticed before and moving closer to our own planet.
The Microsoft employees were left with a call to arms to design and build this new digital world.
For more information on Paul Miller’s 'The Digital Workplace – How Technology is Liberating Work' visit http://www.digitalworkplacebook.com
Paul Miller is the CEO and Founder of the Digital Workplace Group which includes the Digital Workplace Forum (DWF), a confidential, invitation-only grouping for major organizations that are committed to share, investigate and measure the performance and business value of their digital workplaces. The purpose of DWF is to radically improve the performance, scope and impact of the digital workplaces of partners organizations – positively impacting recruitment, retention, productivity, environment, travel, real estate and HR.??Current DWF partners are Aviva, Deutsche Post, DHL Group and Johnson & Johnson.
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