How the convergence and ascension of transformative technology are impacting the fabric of our world.
Automation Switch explores how the convergence of transformative technology and adpotion of technology is impacting and transforming everyday human life, business and entire industries.
The idea for Automation Switch was forged out of a desire to learn about technologies and how they have moved out of a lab or test-based into real-world practical applications.
Automation Switch was created by Mike Babs an SRE/DevOps Engineer for a Data First AI autonomous vehicle startup. I started Automation Switch as a way to immerse into the ecosystem of transformative technology, believing that by intentionally seeking to learn about transformative technologies, I would be inspired and be forced to discover opportunities and contribute to the ecosystem.
My journey started after watching a Netflix documentary about a famous car designer. In a segment of the documentary, the car designer mentioned his next major design project was for eVTOLS. Me being a naturally curious person, I was keen to learn more about eVTOL’s (electrical vertical take-off and landing) a type of aircraft designed to use electric power to hover, take off, and land vertically.
Around this time I also stumbled on the work of Peter Diamonds (Founder of the X Prize) and Steven Kotler (A New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist). Their ideas and books “Abundance”, “The Future is Better than You Think” and “The Future is Faster Than You Think” excited me and broadened my mind about transformative technologies. The duo introduced me to technologies that I’d never heard of, whilst also illustrating how technologies I’d heard of are being fused to create value propositions.
The reason Automation Switch was created was primarily to help me learn by immersion and documenting my findings. By doing so I believe I’ll be able to discover opportunities, be better prepared for the future and be equipped to make a positive contribution. I intend for this project to serve and benefit like-minded people in the same way.
What does Automation Switch mean to you?
If you discover a nugget of information that sparks an idea to create, then the site has served its purpose. If you’re able to glean a piece of information that presents an investment opportunity then the site has severed its purposes. If you read something on the site that helps you hold a conversation about transformative technology or a specific technology then the site has served its purpose.