Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Johan Aurik — Work in an Automated Future

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will disrupt employment, just as the previous three did. But before we assume the worst, we should recall that technological change has more often affected the nature of work, rather than the opportunity to participate in work itself.…
The big takeaway is that work has become much less physically demanding owning to technology and distributed leisure has increased significantly, permitting the wider and deeper distribution of education. The wider deeper distribution of education has generated increasing technological innovation that has multiplied the process. There is no reason to suspect that this the end point of the process is approaching of that the process has an end point at all if an essential aspect of human nature is creativity and industry.

So don't freak out over "disruptive technology."

Worth reading the whole post. It is short and on point.

Project Syndicate
Work in an Automated Future
Johan Aurik | Managing Partner and Chairman, Global, at A.T. Kearney

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