Looking at the productivity growth in the Western economies, the advances started winding down already some 30 years ago. Even digitalisation and the growth of the Internet have been unable to change this pattern. As these two phenomena were expected to increase productivity, many economists have been taken by surprise.
Over the last 20 years, most of the things we use on daily basis have been digitalised. Our communication methods have changed from analogical to digital. Much of our day-to-day activities including work is nowadays carried out electronically.