One of the biggest jumps we can make this century in innovation and efficiency is capturing all of the data we never have before, and use it to make better decisions.
This is why The Internet of Things is so disruptive (and not being talked about much anymore!). Cellular networks and other providers of connectivity will continue to grow as the number of devices balloons.
Being able to log more and more data and have people smart enough to craft a story from that data will be key as companies look for efficiencies.
It may destroy jobs in the short run, but in the long-run, we’ll end up with a better economy.