As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.
I am usually perfectly capable of holding a conversation via my Bluetooth connection while driving my car. Almost three years ago, I received a phone call from a close relative that caused me to pull over to the side of the road to give the call my absolute attention.
With all the dedicated, intelligent and hard working people working to solve the array of social, environmental and economic problems, it would be reasonable to conclude that we are having tremendous success advancing sustainability. And by some measures we are.