On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, we discuss the future of employment when automation is set to take over almost 50% of current U.S. jobs sooner than most people realize, and why we think that’s ultimately a good thing.
Topics we get into:
- The surprising speed at which automation is taking jobs and how much bigger it is than most people realize
- Why this is potentially different than in the past
- Is “learn to code” really a solution?
- How the “pool” of employment evolves
- How minimum wage increases ultimately hurt employment
- The kind of culture automation promotes and the benefits it offers
- The cost to benefit ratio of increased efficiency with
potentialloss of human connection
- Are creative jobs safe?
- Why jobs are actually a bad thing
- Why Millenials are the right generation for these changes
- Why Universal Basic Income has merit
- Why big business is necessary for progress to some extent right now
- The downfalls of capitalism and moving toward a future based in collaboration
understandingof purpose and identity are evolving
- The potential of traditionally unpaid work becoming more valued
- The needed shifts in education
- Approaching it all as a threat or opportunity, with a mindset of abundance or lack
Our Posts for This Episode
Austin | Jobs: The Necessary Evil That Will Soon be Unnecessary
Jen | (had a work emergency and wasn’t able to record)
Tico & Tina | How to Prepare for the Exciting Prospect of a Future without Jobs
Matt | How Will You Weather the Impending Employment Crunch?
Kat | Employment in the Digital Age: Bring on the Bots!