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Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

Technology Revolution: The Future of Now

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January 13th 2021: The Future of Now 2021 Crystal Ball Predictions – Part 5

Buzz. 1: “Oh, my goodness! Shut me down! Machines making machines. How perverse!” (C-P3O in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, 2002 space-opera film). Buzz 2: “Never send a human to do a machine’s job.” (Agent Smith in The Matrix, 1999 sci-fi film). If you’re hoping to gaze into a crystal ball to see what 2021 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. On our 7-episode 2021 Predictions Special [more on Jan. 20 and 27], you’ll hear insights from more than 65 experts covering a range of technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you

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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now 22/01/2021 09:00 22/01/2021 10:00 Technology Revolution: The Future of Now https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/technology-revolution-the-future-of-now Buzz. 1: “Oh, my goodness! Shut me down! Machines making machines. How perverse!” (C-P3O in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, 2002 space-opera film). Buzz 2: “Never send a human to do a machine’s job.” (Agent Smith in The Matrix, 1999 sci-fi film). If you’re hoping to gaze into a crystal ball to see what 2021 holds for your company, your industry and the world, we’ve got the next best thing. On our 7-episode 2021 Predictions Special [more on Jan. 20 and 27], you’ll hear insights from more than 65 experts covering a range of technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete better in 2021 and beyond. Today, 11 thought leaders predict the future of industry 4.0, including automation, Internet of Things connected devices, machine learning, digital workers and more. Pour a cup of Joe, Earl, or Dom, and join us for Technology Revolution: The Future of Now 2021 Crystal Ball Predictions – Part 5 live. Working together, let’s make 2021 a great year! VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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