We're in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution. Some say we're screwed. Some say we're at the edge of excellence. I say we have an opportunity to create the most prosperous society humanity has ever created. This site is dedicated to showing us how.
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
Tomorrow we will all be products on Amazon.
We’ll have ratings. We’ll have reviews. And with intelligent automation, the best products will look more like cyborgs than suit and ties.
The good news - labor will be democratized as merit is visible & quantified.
The bad news - as automation sweeps through everything repeatable & predictable, tomorrow’s economy can be the most unequal economy in the history of humanity. Experts will prosper. Everyone else - middle class included, will be valueless.
HOW MIGHT HUMANITY HANDLE THE FUTURE OF WORK?
“there’s never been a better time to be a worker with special skills or the right education. However, there’s never been a worse time to be a worker with only ‘ordinary’ skills and abilities to offer.”
HI, I'M MATT.
I BUILD the Future of Work.
At Microsoft I create the infrastructure that drives enterprise adoption & enablement of the future of work. At Georgia Tech I teach this future. At universities & enterprises I speak on this future. For early stage ventures I advise on & invest in this future. But most importantly, I am constantly learning what this future is and how we can create it in a way we can all be proud of.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella once said, “Technology is nothing more than the collective soul of those who build it”. So is work, and in the next 5 years we will have the opportunity to make work the greatest collective soul humanity has ever seen.
It won't be simple. It won't happen overnight. But by applying solutions at the intersection of design-thinking, lean/agile methodologies, and innovation/disruption frameworks, this soul is ours to lose.
Someone way smarter than myself once said, “the future is here, it just isn’t evenly distributed”. I hope that by visiting this page you will attain the tools to create this even distribution. Whether through our free resources, our teaching & speaking opportunities, or our recent articles, I hope my contribution to this Future puts you in the driver’s seat of opportunity.
FOR A NEW FUTURE
Up until now, our view on the Future of Work has been pretty objective. We've answered what. We've offered various how's. But I want to deviate from what can happen to what should happen. I want to take out the fear and show why I am beyond ecstatic of the future we CAN create.
It won't be simple. It won't happen overnight. But the first step is to challenge the narrative from one of fear to one of curiosity, excitement, and opportunity. The Future of Work can be the worst thing that ever happened to society. Or it can be the best.
Let's discuss how to make it the best: