Transformations through technological progress
Technology, innovation and progress are back at the heart of the debate. The pandemic, coupled with the context of international political and armed tensions, has considerably changed the conception of progress in our societies. The international competition for science and progress has been highlighted, as evidenced by the vaccine race, its winners, its losers and its left behind.
Progress was also seen as a sometimes negative element for our societies, in particular for employment. The polarization of jobs, between low-skilled and paid jobs on the one hand and higher-skilled jobs on the other, weakens a whole range of “medium” skilled jobs. Automation, the driving force behind this change, destroys jobs in the short term, but creates them in many sectors in the longer term.
The object of our attention must therefore be to identify the innovations that will enable us to move forward as nations, the sectors that will be affected in terms of jobs, how we will then be able to provide jobs for workers with the appropriate skills, and, finally, how to finance the rise of technological progress in order to succeed in transforming production methods.
Ghana Tech Lab
InfraVia Capital Partners
PHILIP MORRIS FRANCE