The biggest economic revolution of our time is unfolding around us: the talent economy. Technology, AI and automation are shoving all of us off a one-track career.
The future of work is moving faster than any of us. The talent economy is the new patchwork of dream jobs, gigs, freelancing, and any other way we earn a living from what makes us unique. In this new talent-driven world, we’ll never catch up or leap ahead unless we redesign how people learn. Everything about our future hinges on this redesign of learning.
It’s no longer enough to sit in a classroom and soak in knowledge. Learning has to happen wherever you are, whenever you need it and across your lifetime – tuned to the skills for the job you do today and the job you don’t even know about yet.
Educators and schools always decided when and how people learned. Now, people are telling us how they want it done, personalised like the other content and products we all consume in a digital world.
But this is a bigger deal than the next film someone watches or an online purchase. If we want to get to the new internet, or the answer to climate change, we need more data analysts, engineers, doctors and scientists.
Ten years from now the US will have half a million more IT jobs. In 15 years, 5G will create almost 22m jobs globally. Think about that.