In the coming years, as technology begins to expand and outgrow the need for human labor, those of us who will remain standing are us who have learned and mastered the technique of working WITH technology uniquely and cohesively. A machine can create sentences, but it cannot create meaning and evoke thought. A machine can put together words that rhyme, but it cannot create poetry that is emotional and compelling.

Machines and technology are fully capable of process and forming information, however, it is “ideation” and actual thoughts that only a human can do. The difference in coming generations will not be how well you can get your machines to function but how well you respond and generate results with the machine as your partner. In a room full of talented individuals, with the same access to the same machines, what will stand out is how well we use the machines to our benefit to produce and develop interesting and unique results.