“If you don’t get off that computer game, you’ll never amount to anything!”
It’s a familiar lament in modern families. Yet as parents fret about the time their children spend gaming, they may be missing the bigger picture — by failing to perceive the future of job creation in the Internet of Everything (IoE) economy.
Gaming (within reason!) bestows children with some valuable skills that will be relevant to a rapidly evolving job market. And for a few kids, the gaming becomes the job. Gaming “super bowls” draw top players and increasingly large audiences that prefer the interactive nature of gaming to the performer / spectator model of “real” sports.
The point is not for parents to bank on their children becoming wealthy at the “gaming super bowl.” Those odds are probably not much better than making it to the NFL’s Super Bowl!
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Tags: Big Data, Cisco, Cisco Consulting Services, employee productivity, Iinternet of Tthings, innovation, Internet of Everything, IoE, IoE Value Index, IoT, job creation, value at stake
Like many Americans, I am enjoying the 3-day holiday weekend. I’m taking advantage of Labor Day promotional sales, watching college football games, and relaxing with family and good food on the BBQ.
On this Labor Day, jobs are critically important to government leaders at all levels:
- National government with President Obama’s Jobs Council Listening and Action sessions in Portland and Dallas in advance speech coming later this week
- State goverment such as in California where the jobless rate is currently at 12%
- City and local governments, mayors unveil jobs plan
Reflecting on the history of Labor Day, I wonder what our working world will be like in the future compared to the past. LIFE has captured images “In Praise of American the Worker“ that captures the spirit of hardwork.
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Tags: Connected Government, economic development, future of work, job creation, telework