Communication is about revealing something about the world that the other person hasn't noticed—and often hasn't been able to notice because their ideas get in the way.
Today, much of the knowledge we need is readily available. The problem is having the courage and fortitude to properly act on it.
In contrast to some jobs that can indeed be automated and removed from the human payroll, KM practitioners have the potential to see their skills in much higher demand and volume in the future.
Decentralization, though a boon to technology vendors, poses a unique set of challenges and risks for information and knowledge managers to grapple with.