At the Threshold of Homo Ingeniosus

Homo sapiens has evolved by becoming aware of his own difficulties and developing tools that would allow him to overcome his limits.
Today we see robotics, intelligent transport systems, additive printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, clouds, the internet of everything flourish in the factory…

All these combined technologies not only relieve human beings of heavy and repetitive activities, but also increase their perception of the world in production and understand it, thus offering them the opportunity to improve and optimize it.
For the first time in history, the rate of development of new technologies is such as to open up such vast landscapes that it will take us years to understand how to fully exploit its real potential. We are creating technologies that are no longer just functional but infrastructural, that give and will give space to ideas and enterprise to create value far beyond the imagination of the creators of the technologies themselves.
This is what we are seeing happening with the systems of intelligent transport to independent trolleys, innovation by now adopted by the big ones of the manufacture, that has already changed the way of producing – in always smaller and personalized batches – but also that of supplying and of distributing. It changes how the product is presented on the supermarket shelves: its appearance, the packaging, and also changes the set of information on the product itself, allowing the consumer to have a clear idea of how much he is buying. The pace of technological evolution is faster than human adaptability.
In such a dynamically changing ecosystem, those who introduce new technologies to the market have the responsibility to guide them towards developments on a human scale, to create culture, to accelerate the development of new applications, new services, new production and distribution approaches, but beware: in a sustainable way!
It is certainly necessary to forge specialists capable of exploiting the technologies and at their best. How? Through standardized and comprehensive training programs with certified quality; through collaboration with universities, laboratories and scientific and technical institutes.
For technology companies it is important not only to train but also to facilitate a free exchange of information on the technologies themselves, aimed at creating a community of “homo ingeniosus”, an evolution of the traditional “sapiens”, ready to exploit the technology, with competence and inventiveness, to create a new industrial scenario. And as is already happening, let’s expect great changes in our everyday lives too.