Tag archive for ‘jobs’
By Tristan Fischer On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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How to stop the jobs crisis and bring jobs back home

The Great Recession has been going on for four years, with no end in sight.  A great part of the problem is financial: we borrowed too much money for too long and now don’t have the ability to pay off our More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 28th, 2012
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Warehouse Bots Do Battle to Make Same-Day Delivery a Reality | Wired Business | Wired.com

Warehouses used to hire a decent number of people. Organisations like Amazon had huge warehouses that were surprisingly old fashioned with people picking up items and packaging them up.  Companies are developing More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, September 21st, 2012
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Why Western managers are incentivised to outsource overseas and why this is bad for society

I met with a partner of an accounting firm recently who said that his partners had concluded that most of the accounting work that is not face to face with their customers can be done anywhere in the world. With More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
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The Cost of a Job? Your Life? Extract from “You Don’t Need a Job”

Robert Paterson is writing a series of books about how we should be living in the future.  In his blog he talks about how having a job can be very expensive: We often start life with a student loan because we need More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 6th, 2012
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Taxi and bus drivers beware: Google cars will take your jobs

Google’s self driving cars are about to move out of the shadows and into the limelight following a major new victory in California as the senate there passed a bill favouring autonomous vehicle operation on More...

By historyfuturenow On Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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What do you do when a computer takes over your job?

In a previous column (Living in a Virtual World) I described how Watson, a computer developed by IBM is the precursor for wide spread unemployment for millions of people whose jobs can easily be outsourced to a More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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A real Industrial Revolution: 3D printing and the impact on jobs

3D printing has been getting a lot of press recently with journalists breathlessly describing the latest and greatest thing that 3D printing can do: print human organs; print beautiful prosthetic legs; print More...