Digitalisation and industry 4.0 | future of production | Smart factory | Worth knowing | What will work look like in the future? There is no clear-cut answer for this difficult question. However, it is possible to say how it might look like – that is what we do with our foresight series: In our second scenario, efficiency is everything: production is highly automated, factories are deserted. Human workers are only required for monitoring and emergency purposes – everything else is performed by machines.