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The evolution of technology

To understand what I am doing, we need to understand who we are and when we are alive.

Our civilization began when we started using tools. The tools were simple at first, then we domesticated animals to harness their power, and then we created simple machines that used the power of animals. We found the energy carriers that concentrated the sun’s energy over millions of years – we found coal and oil.

This has brought amazing progress to our lives; just think that 70 years ago 50% of the population worked in agriculture. Today the figure is just 3%.

Soon after, we discovered electricity, which also makes the sun’s energy available in a much more flexible form. In the mid-20th century, a genius scientist used this energy to create a thinking machine that decided World War I. It was the first thinking machine. Up to this point, the machines we have created have done our physical work for us – but from this point on, they have done our spiritual work.

Thinking machines have been with us for 20 years. Meanwhile, we taught them to store information, communicate, make decisions and learn. Today, the knowledge and capacity of these machines are available in staggering quantities.

This is the new energy that will transform our lives for the next 5 years.

Modell bejárása a virtuális térben Hololens 2 segítségével a BuildEXT irodájában.

Our processes and decisions are
no longer made in physical reality,
but in virtual space.

As more and more people’s jobs are taken over by machines, there will be/is both a labor shortage and unemployment.

It’s important to understand that we are at the dawn of the digital age of human civilization and that the knowledge we have now is not what we will be able to use in the near future. It will be a brutally rapid transformation and those who cannot adapt to the new circumstances will suffer this change.

I’m Csaba Livják, the founding owner of a 40-person design studio.

I have 3 engineering degrees and if you had asked me five years ago, I probably would have said I was a good architect. Two years ago, we had a brutal requirement from a multinational client, but we didn’t know it was impossible, so we did it, and we had been enriched with technology and workflow that only a few companies in Europe can do.

This opened up new horizons.

I stopped designing buildings a good six months ago and since then I have been working on organizational development, visioning, and developing new services through the integration of out-of-the-box software.

If you ask me what I do, I would say I am an integrator.

I give answers for which there are no questions yet.

Csaba Livjak

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