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The article below is from the January/February issue of The Washington Post.
The new tech economy is transforming the way we live and work, creating opportunities for workers and communities, and transforming the world.
For the past decade, the world has experienced a boom in the use of technology, from smartphones to smart TVs to smart meters to smart refrigerators.
This boom is in many ways driven by a growing sense of interconnectedness.
But technology has also spawned a slew of new industries that promise to make a bigger impact on the world economy, and it’s the industries most likely to be disrupted by the disruptive technologies that come along with them.
For instance, the auto industry has experienced explosive growth and job growth, but it is also facing some of the largest technological challenges of its time.
Its reliance on outdated technologies is the subject of a new report released Wednesday by the McKinsey Global Institute.
The McKinsey report is titled “What’s Next: Technology in a 21st Century Economy.”
Here are some key takeaways: 1.
Tech is everywhere.
“The tech boom has created an unprecedented number of new opportunities and challenges for companies, governments, and the public sector,” McKinsey writes.
“Technology can help improve our lives, build new businesses, provide jobs and improve the quality of life for all.”
Technology can change the world in many unexpected ways.
In its report, McKinsey suggests new opportunities in healthcare, finance, manufacturing, transportation, security, logistics, finance and more.
In one area, it suggests technology could help provide the basis for a new wave of sustainable development in regions with a high rate of poverty, such as South Africa and South Sudan.
The technology boom is transforming work.
The report finds that technology has a powerful impact on how people do their jobs.
The surge in employment and wages for tech workers has helped spur the creation of an unprecedented amount of wealth.
“As more people start working in technology, we may soon see a wave of startups and the development of a vibrant tech sector that has the potential to create a new class of well-off, middle-class workers,” the report reads.
Technology will change your life.
The tech boom is changing your life for the better, McKinseys authors write.
Technology allows you to be more productive.
It allows you the freedom to be connected with the world, and gives you the ability to use more of your time in ways you might not have imagined.
The boom in technology is transforming employment.
“We see that the economy is changing faster than ever before and technology is part of that transformation,” McKinseys writes.
You can benefit from a diverse and inclusive tech sector.
In a survey conducted in 2012, McKinays found that the technology industry generates more than 40 percent of all jobs in the U.S. and more than half of all high-tech jobs.
In other words, the vast majority of jobs created in the tech industry are filled by women and minorities.
Technology is changing how you interact with the public.
The growing use of mobile technology is allowing people to be online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and at any time of day.
This gives people access to services, like Uber and Lyft, and allows them to connect directly with friends and family.
“Many people are connecting to each other and the world through mobile devices, and these platforms are helping to transform how we interact with one another and the global economy,” the McKinseys report reads, adding: “The technology that is being used to connect people and work has the capacity to be transformative in ways that are likely to have lasting effects.”
There are many ways to get a tech job.
In addition to jobs that can be filled by people with technical skills, technology also offers opportunities for entry-level positions that require a degree, experience and/or experience in one of a number of skills.
“It’s very likely that the next wave of technologies will have a broader impact on business, education, health care and more,” the authors write, including the creation and adoption of new types of services and products that will be more widely available and used.
The new economy is reshaping work.
While many sectors are expanding, the technology sector is reshaking work, according to McKinsey.
This shift is in part because the tech boom offers opportunities to hire people with diverse backgrounds and experience.
For example, some of these new roles will require experience with a range the traditional skills that are required for the traditional jobs, such in accounting or accounting software.
Another example is the need for new types and levels of automation and software automation.
“Technologies like robotics, autonomous driving, virtual reality, cloud computing and AI will make the work of most