“The world is rushing forward unstoppably.”
Remember this line from the domestic movie? At that time, it was only about Serbia, not about the whole world. The scene referred to the possibility of making telephone calls and transmitting voice from Belgrade to Niš at the end of the 19th century.
Almost 130 years later, we are at another turning point. If the aforementioned movie talked about the beginning of telecommunications and electrification, today we are talking about digitization and automation. The global economy, the fight for the market and the ever-increasing race to improve business, has led to exponential growth in the domain of the IT industry. We can freely say that the IT industry is currently the driver of the world economy and that all other industries partly rely on the IT industry. How to? The answer is simply imposed from that line from the movie. With the invention of the telephone, in addition to the development of telecommunications, other industries also developed. Instead of communicating by letters and telegrams, we switched to telephone communication, which significantly accelerated the process of procurement, production and finally the sale of a product or service. In the same way, today’s development of the IT industry helps to automate and digitalize some established actions in the processes of various industries, thus transferring boring and tedious processes with humans to “robots”. Processes that require dangerous and risky actions by humans can also be automated and those same actions can be done by technology instead, thus reducing the number of accidents and making workplaces safer.