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by Lisa Davis - April 1, 2021
It's hard to imagine that the iPhone didn't exist until 13 years ago, but it's had
a profound effect on human behavior, social interactions, communication, and industries
essentially replaced by this single device, said Sam Boyster, the chief operating
officer at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's Cooperative
Boyster spoke about "Embracing Technology" at the March 31st Leadership Lunch & Learn
program hosted by the Community, Professional and Economic Development unit.
He touched on how technology has changed our life. Boyster also shared this video of robots dancing in real-time demonstrating how life-like they are and asked the
question, “Have you used a robot or had a robot do something for you?”
If you have ever ordered from Amazon, robots are used in the warehouses to move inventory.
Technology can make things easier, faster, cheaper, safer, smaller, and more efficient.
Where can you find information on what new technology is trending?
Boyster cited three companies as sources for information: Gartner, Forrester, and Deloitte.
According to these sources, emerging technology trends include:
Here’s what we can expect five to 10 years from now:
Integrating new technology in the workplace is critical to continued sustainability.
Boyster shared important considerations when inserting new technology in the workplace.
As we have experienced, technology is inescapable. It permeates every facet of our
life. It is imperative organizations keep up, or they will surely fall behind.