In continuation on thoughts around the Digital Age (Post 11 May) I was further prompted by a talk I attended at the Wits Club on Thursday the 23rd June given by Arthur Goldstuck and entitled: “The technology trends shaping the next decade”. Extremely stimulating and though statistics came into the presentation ala the Accenture talk more gadgetry based given Arthur’s background. Will these Global trends transpire in South Africa? Some will, as evidence already points to. Cashless transactions being one but others will be resisted by societal constraints. Robots may be utilised in deep level mining as the Unions will find it difficult to argue both for job protection and safety at the same time. However when it comes to service roles such as domestic work and even nursing this will be resisted.