Critical infrastructure industries such as mining find it difficult to implement the appropriate technological capabilities. The main obstacle is obsolete technology, which requires time-consuming and costly training of personnel, limiting future employment prospects. As only older generations of engineers and workers are familiar with certain systems, the labour market stagnates. In the alternative future, the skills gap will continue to widen.
If software languages are rationalised, everyone will soon speak the same language. This reduces costs and achieves effective rationalisation. Within a company and the industry there will then be enough employees with the same knowledge and skills.