“There’s a huge opportunity for North American manufacturing to reinvent itself to compete in the world economy. We’re not going to do it by building walls and wishing that the jobs of the 1950s come back. It’s all about robotics, 3D printing, digitization of the factory, mass customization and so much more!” -Futurist Jim Carroll
I keynote the largest Canadian manufacturing conference this coming Monday. The folks at New Equipment Digest interviewed me for my thoughts on the future of manufacturing, and just ran the article, from which this quote is based. We live in this crazy world in which crazy people are making fake promises to people about the future – and a real world of real trends that are providing challenges, opportunities — the destruction of old jobs and the emergence of new jobs.
I’m being booked by a LOT of manufacturing CEO’s for talks on the future of manufacturing. They know the future isn’t found in crazy talk but in the reality of a fast paced future.
Stop the crazy! Understand trends.’’