Superheroes Wanted: Envisioning the Future of Work

August 15, 2017 - 4 Comments

For decades, we have imagined the future through the eyes of comic book heroes — from boy-next-door Peter Parker’s Spiderman to Amazon princess Wonder Woman. So, as we approach our next Cisco Hyperinnovation Living Lab, focused on the future of work, I thought we might explore that part of our future in the same way.

Will intelligent robots take our jobs, or work alongside and assist human workers? How will workers find stability in the gig economy? Will drones make us safer, or destroy our privacy? Who are the superheroes (or villains) who will shape the future of work?

Join me over the next several weeks to look at these and other questions about the future of work in this new comic-book series “To Save Tomorrow”.


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  1. Looking forward to seeing your view of the future – there are multiple possibilities depending upon the predominant driving aspects, it will be interesting to see which driving force will deliver your perspective.

  2. Love the graphic – wow – so creative. Can’t wait to see the rest of the series!

  3. Scifi prototyping is an incredible tool to bring diverse and challenging futures to life. Without experiencing the future, we can’t see all of the implications and externalities of our choices today. Keep the comics coming!

  4. Love the disruptive thinking about the future of work. Can’t wait to see what’s next!