The buzz: Technology at work.
The debate rages on about how technology affects jobs and the people who do them. With each advancement, tech often creates highly–skilled and low-skilled positions, but eliminates semi-skilled roles.
Let’s face it. Dumping people into the economy who cannot compete for jobs does not nurture a stable society. Who wins? Who loses? How is your company re-skilling the lost workforce? And where will it all end?
The experts speak.
Charles M. Firestone, The Aspen Institute: “My father had one job in his career; I will have seven; my son will have seven at one time.” (Robin Chase, Zipcar founder)
Bill Briggs, Deloitte Consulting: “’I’d rather light a candle than curse your darkness’ from Raising Arizona, is a great complement to William Gibson’s ‘The future is already here…it’s just not evenly distributed.’”
Dr. Steven Hunt, Success Factors: “In a future filled with robots, we will still want people to hold our hands.”