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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Machine World – Phase One

As the new year dawned, I read a report about  consideration of human-like rights for robots, and discussion of requirements for insurance on robots and the inclusion of a “kill switch” in the European Parliament, and as the year has progressed, discussion of the role robots, artificial intelligence, digitization, and automation play in technological unemployment […]

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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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Elephant In The Room – MWT-3

  Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee laid out the basics of the “Race Against The Machines” in their book by the same title in 2011. They noted the accelerating advancement of technology, and outlined many of the factors at work today as we push ahead toward Machine World. On a daily basis now, articles, and […]

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Pin Boards, Scoops on the way to Machine World

I maintain three Pinterest boards on technology topics related to our advance into Machine World. My ‘Brave New World‘ board is all about the technology leading us to Machine World.     The ‘ResistanceIsFutile‘ board on Pinterest is focused on Technological Unemployment. The name of this board reflects my personal view of this topic. Now […]

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MWA (machine world anxiety) – Stage One

When the machines first appeared on human radar, we thought of it as a novelty. Recalling the robots of our childhood, robots were cute, somewhat stupid, predictable, and we always could find a way to defeat them when they invaded the planet. No big deal. It’s all good. The experts have been reluctant at best […]

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