Notes from the Electronic Cottage 1/21/16

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Most folks know that technology is having big impacts on our everyday life. But that impact often seems to focus on new apps for smart phones or amazing new medical gizmos. But technology is having a huge impact on which jobs survive and which jobs don’t, and how many jobs disappear and how many jobs are replaced. And we aren’t talking about 20 years from now, or even 10. Technology will be a major driver of the net loss of over 5 million jobs in the next 5 years, and not just any technology: artificial intelligence and robotics will contribute to much of that change. What is that going to mean for how we humans live and support ourselves economically? Let’s start to think about that question.