Maverick* Research: Surviving the Rise of 'Smart Machines,' the Loss of 'Dream Jobs' and '90% Unemployment'

Archived Published: 23 September 2013 ID: G00253498

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CIOs must change their mission to address the proliferation of smart machines in a widening range of jobs, including knowledge work, and causing increasing levels of unemployment. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • *Maverick Research
    • Introduction and Summary
    • Key Issue No. 1 — How Will Smart Machines Impact My Business and IT Function Through the Remainder of This Decade?
      • Strategic Planning Assumption
      • Digitization Meets the Workforce — Smart Machines Are the Next Major Technology Market
      • Transitional Scenarios — How Smart Machines Will Develop Through 2020
      • Signposts Point to Major Impacts of Smart Machines in This Decade
      • Smart Machines and the Specter of Destructive Creation
    • Key Issue No. 2 — What Are the Applications and Impacts of Smart Machines Among Highly Skilled Specialist Occupations, and What Particular Jobs Are at Risk for Substitution?
      • Strategic Planning Assumption
      • Dream Jobs at Risk
      • Where Is the Change Occurring?
      • What Will This Lead To?
    • Key Issue No. 3 — 2030 and Beyond: What Are the Political, Social, Economic and People Ramifications of 90% Job Replacement?
      • Societal Crisis
      • Postcrisis, Toward 90% Job Replacement
      • Strategic Planning Assumption
      • Role of Smart Machines in Society
    • Conclusion
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix 1 — Signal Events That Demonstrate the Rapid Pace and Broad Scope of Smart Machine Market Development
      • Appendix 2 — Defining Characteristics of the Four Worlds Based on Societal Variables
  • Recommended Reading
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