It should come as no surprise that topping the list of requirements to create and sustain a vibrant blue economy are innovation, learning, and collaboration.
Just as nobody was fooled by the arguments used to justify offshoring and outsourcing business processes, they should also not be misled by the furious energy behind automation, be it in the form of RPA or even AI.
The best counter to a bad idea was not to suppress it but to put forth a better idea or so we believed. That belief and the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of free speech resulted from the Enlightenment commitment to reason.
We need to look at the major challenges we're facing as we enter the millennium's third decade from the perspective of the global economy as a wholly integrated system.