Technological Unemployment – Quantified

March 28, 2017 – A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research titled, “ROBOTS AND JOBS: EVIDENCE FROM US LABOR MARKETS”  looks at the impact of industrial automation on the labor market in the US from 1990 to 2007, and finds not only job loss but also reduced wages as impacts. Articles about […]

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MWA2 – Machine World Anxiety: Stage Two

Our machines have us right where they want us – nose to the grind stone, too busy, too dependent, and too confident. When we realized the machines were coming for our jobs, MWA1 set in. We don’t think about it constantly, but it’s there. They are coming. We know it. I visited the cemetery recently just […]

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MWT-1 (Well DUH:)

MWT-1 is obvious: #ItsAmachineWorldAfterAll When Machine World Happens,  #ItsAmachineWorldAfterAll will become redundant. Some would say this is true today. We are dependent upon machines today, but we are moving toward a world where the division between human and machine begins to disappear. MWT-1 has meaning now, because we can see this change happening all around us. […]

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#ShutDown – #Note2Self

The tweet above by Francis Lam has to be the best #ShutDown tweet of the day! The only redeeming facts about a day when the U.S. Government shuts down are these: Tomorrow is hours away, and if you know your GUIDE (Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy), then you know “Reality is frequently inaccurate.” (Ch. 6) […]

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Food Safety Modernization Act – Driving Technological Unemployment

Driving Automation through Safety and Compliance  President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act in January, 2012. The act went into effect in July of 2012.   Economics, technology and food safety are driving this industry to automate. Automation World published a presentation by David Acheson on the topic.     It’s a long presentation, […]

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Over The Horizon – Machine World – Part 1

Since 60 Minutes (CBS) popularized the idea of the ‘Rise of the Machines’, articles and posts appear frequently about robots competing for jobs, the end of work, or what’s come to be known as technological unemployment. Robert Solow had an article published by the Huffington Post (. Paul Krugman has been talking about automation and […]

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