MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Erik Brynjolfsson on Monday warned that technological advancements were displacing workers at an ever growing rate.
“Technology’s always been creating jobs, it’s always been destroying jobs,” he told Current TV host Eliot Spitzer. “Ninety percent of Americans used to work on farms in 1800. Today it’s less than 2 percent. Now, all those people didn’t become unemployed, they went into new industries, like the auto industry that Henry Ford helped create and the work that Edison did and Steve Jobs and many others — whole new industries were created.”
“What’s different this time is [that] the scale, scope and speed of the technological change is so great that the jobs that are being eliminated are a much bigger share of the economy than the new jobs that are being created,” Brynjolfsson added.Read it at Raw Story
MIT professor warns of ‘enormous disruption’ from rapid technological growth
by Eric W. Dolan