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.

Team

Michael Babs

Michael Babs

ROLE: Writer

BIO: I am a tech enthusiast with an inquisitive mind and a can-do attitude. Writing gives me an opportunity to learn new subjects, discover emerging trends and share ideas that fizz around in my head. I am always on the lookout for the next hot new technology or innovation and I use this platform and similar online blogs to share my findings. In my spare time, I like to check the latest developments in the cryptocurrency markets, and binge on youtube videos.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbabatunde/

Jacob Powell

Jacob Powell

ROLE: Editor / Writer

BIO: Reading and writing are my life. When I'm not indulging in a good book or writing, I'm studying for my PhD in English Literature. I have specific expertise in proofreading, editing, and creative writing. I have ten years experience in writing, and run my own blog in my spare time. I live in Wales with my partner and pug, and my life is fuelled by unreasonable amounts of coffee.

Alexander Maina

Alexander Maina

ROLE: Freelance Writer

BIO: Alex is a technologist with a deep interest in blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Deep learning, cryptocurrencies, and emerging technologies as a whole. As a freelancer, he has worked as a technical writer, ghostwriter, and web developer for various tech companies. He is most passionate about creating content that helps educate his audience on the concepts behind these amazing technologies and expose them to the use cases and applications of each of these technologies.

Christian C

Christian C

ROLE: Staff Writer

BIO: Detailed and comprehensive, these are the two words that describe my writing style. I am a writer that uses his research skills in writing information-packed articles for almost any kind of published written work, regardless of whether it would be used for a blog post, an info resource website, or a short press release.

All in all, my enthusiasm for providing helpful information is most useful in topics that require precise and accurate information, such as technical-scientific research topics and popular trends in consumer tech.

Jackie K

Jackie K

ROLE: Writer

BIO: My passion is writing, a craft that I've been trying to hone since childhood. I enjoy using words to take readers on a journey and dropping them at a destination with a call to action roundup or closing paragraph. I also believe that the written word can sometimes be the best medium to articulate thoughts ideas and points of view. This is ironic because one of my favourite pastimes is grabbing a flat white latte with friends and having good hold chitchat to catch up.

Yattish Ramhorry

Yattish Ramhorry

ROLE: Writer

BIO: Yattish is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of 4IR Technologies, a software and technology company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a software engineer and software architect with experience in a variety of technologies ranging from Web3, Blockchain, AI, and Machine Learning. He is also a writer and blogger and has written and published articles for several technology publications.
He spends his free time sketching and drawing anime and playing video games.
Social Links:
(Twitter): https://twitter.com/yattishr
(LinkedIn): https://www.linkedin.com/in/yattishramhorry/

Clio Stevens

Clio Stevens

ROLE: Writer

BIO: Clio is a freelance blogger, writer, and editor with a decade’s experience in print and digital media. She’s also a qualified TEFL instructor and foundation phase teacher.

Credentials: Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language; Postgraduate Certificate in Education; Batchelor of Arts in Communication Science

Lindsay Walker

Lindsay Walker

ROLE: Writer

BIO: Lindsay is a Professional Natural Scientist who has been active in the fields of Geology, Computer Science and Information Systems, both as a practicing professional and as a lecturer. He has a wide range of other interests.
Credentials: Bsc(Hons)

Shaheedah Jane Henney

Shaheedah Jane Henney

ROLE: Writer

BIO: Shaheedah is an eclectic and open-minded individual. She enjoys reading and writing about her passions and interests. She’s always open to developing new skills and expanding her knowledge.

She took it upon herself to learn new creative ways to cope with day-to-day problems. While developing new skills and keeping herself busy, she operated an online store and offered assistance with social media marketing for the past four years. She prioritized volunteering at orphanages, nursing homes, animal shelters, etc.
Shaheedah is inventive, and she loves interior design, fashion, technology, and beauty, and shows great appreciation for arts and culture.

SOCIAL LINKS:
FB: https://www.facebook.com/shaheedahhen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaheedah_jh/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaheedah-henney-037613234
Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/Shaheedah_JH

Charisse Thea C

Charisse Thea C

ROLE: Web Designer/Developer

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