The Future of Work

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Futurologist Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future - and how spectacle lenses could play a role in this. We visited him in Hamburg and took a look into the crystal ball with him.

"Futurologist" is a term we could translate with "scientist of the future". Nick Sohnemann is interested in technologies, which could simplify our life and work. With his innovation agency "Future Candy", he brings new gadgets and tools to companies and develops strategies to implement them in practical use cases. This also includes the humanoid robot "Pepper" as well as a mobile remote controlled screen, which for example helps to organize virtual meetings.

At a ZEISS event, Nick Sohnemann spent time talking to eye care professionals and opticians from all over the world about the upcoming influence of technology to our work and our daily life. He also paid special attention to the future of optics, the optician of tomorrow and the new options and opportunities which can arise between technology, optics and service design.

Seeing, Sohnemann said, will be the most important human sense of the future. We will operate with an increasing amount of information visually, for example through Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). We will expand our reality with additional information, knowledge and communication systems. We will use our visual sense even more and innovative ZEISS technologies and patens will help a lot with that.

Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future
Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future
Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future
Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future
Nick Sohnemann talks about how we are going to work in the future

A lot of different daily life areas will be influenced by new technologies, talking about work, entertainment, learning, caring and culture. We are facing an amazingly changing future and therefore expect our sense of seeing to change equally.

But there is one thing, Sohnemann made clear: some aspects of our daily life won't be affected by the digital revolution: "Nothing can replace the direct eye to eye contact when we are meeting someone for the first time. This spark in the eye - it stays with us."

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