Will Your Job Survive the Fourth Wave of Technological Unemployment?

As you can see all four waves of Technological Unemployment are ongoing and simultaneous. The phenomenon is driven by technological progress, a development that began long before our grandparents were born and will be ongoing long after our grandchildren are dead.

It also means that there are several threats to our jobs as technologies and techniques from the different waves get combined. For example an automobile, a first wave machine can be combined with a computer; a third wave device, and an artificial intelligence – a fourth wave technology – to produce a self-driving car.

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Bill Gates wants Robots to Pay Income Tax

The world’s richest man wants robots to pay income tax – if they take humans’ jobs.

Bill Gates endorsed the idea of a “robot tax;” on automations that replace human workers, in video interview with Quartz editor in chief Kevin Delaney.

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Technological Unemployment Makes the Jobs Apocalypse Worse

The jobs apocalypse is about to get far worse because the machines have figured out how to learn. We had better get ready because AIs like Libratus will soon destroy hundreds of not thousands of highly paying jobs.

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Six Things about the US Economy that should scare you to Death

The Public Pension Crisis. State and local governments across the nation have accumulated $4.798 trillion in pension obligations, but they have only $3.607 to cover the promises to employees, The Hoover Institution calculated. That means they will have to come up with $1.91 trillion, and the most likely place it will come from is cutting basic government services.

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The Luddites are coming!!

We must learn to understand Luddism and deal with it because the Luddites are coming. Many of them are already here but many more are on the way. If technologists do not find ways of dealing with Luddites and their arguments there will be violence and people will get hurt.

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Banking Apocalypse Thousands of Brick and Mortar Branches Closing

If this trend progresses to its logical end bank tellers will disappear much like elevator operators did. It also raises a fascinating question: what will communities do with all those empty bank buildings?

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The Crisis the Presidential Candidates Refuse to Talk About: Poverty

This anecdotal evidence indicates that poverty is getting worse in America but the presidential candidates refuse to talk about it. Indeed they are actively avoiding just like almost every other candidate running for office today. One has to ask why?

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Walmart Demonstrates how Technology Kills Jobs

The nation’s largest retailer is planning to eliminate hundreds of back office jobs at its stores, Market Watch reported. The jobs eliminated will be clerical positions in accounting and invoicing.

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How Technology Kills Jobs and Drives Income Inequality

The idea that technology destroys jobs, impoverishes people and makes income inequality worse is a hard one to swallow, particularly

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