Man Versus Machine
There was a certain town where everyone knew a great cobbler who was so great at his job everyone noticed. so let’s call him ken. In a year his total turn income was in $700,000 with a team of apprentices he was the apple of everyone’s eye In the community. Everyone always told the story of how his craft helped the community in raising hardworking skilled men who were under his apprenticeship but something happened during Christmas time when a certain Fred came back to a neighboring village and set up an automated modern day cobbler company some villages close to Kene’s.
In six months Fred was doing 10x what kene did in terms of revenue. His speed in delivery was super fast clients dint have to wait for weeks but for days compared to kene to pick up orders. People told him Fred used African Magic to win over his clients. Actually prior to then, Fred had invited kene to his new office on how they can both play in the space but he never gave it a chance until one day he chose to visit at night. Fred was so excited he welcomed him mid Night and showed him all around his inner chamber.
one of his machines produces 1000 footwear’s in a week compared to the several weeks it takes him keen to achieve. After many conversations it was clear there was nothing supernatural and even though kene employed and gave his community hope with employment his business model needed the exposure Fred has and the best way to get it was embracing the new tools collaborating with him and making more impact and that’s what technology is all about.
In the end we all are like kene if we keep thinking technology would just be here for a while, you hear Artificial intelligence is coming to take away jobs and You believe it wouldn’t affect you and keep waiting till when you grow bigger, you refuse to prepare your team or inculcate it with your work. You hear of a new trend in your industry and rather than be the first adopter you are waiting for when the buzz would come to an end….
The world keeps evolving, so move with it become first adopters embrace technology and are the rock stars in your workplace that way Technology and Man become cocreators of the future.