THE RISE OF AN AUTOMATED JOBLESS SOCIETY: DO CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES EXPEL WORKERS SWIFTER THAN THE ECONOMY CAN IDENTIFY NEW JOBS FOR THEM? Cover Image
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THE RISE OF AN AUTOMATED JOBLESS SOCIETY: DO CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES EXPEL WORKERS SWIFTER THAN THE ECONOMY CAN IDENTIFY NEW JOBS FOR THEM?
THE RISE OF AN AUTOMATED JOBLESS SOCIETY: DO CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES EXPEL WORKERS SWIFTER THAN THE ECONOMY CAN IDENTIFY NEW JOBS FOR THEM?

Author(s): TIMOTHY GROSSMAN
Subject(s): Labor relations, Organizational Psychology, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Addleton Academic Publishers
Keywords: automated jobless society; cutting-edge technology; economy;worker exploitation;

Summary/Abstract: I inspect the relevant literature on the rise of an automated jobless society, providing both quantitative evidence on trends and numerous in-depth empirical examples. Building my argument by drawing on data collected from The Century Foundation, Frey and Osborne (2013), McKinsey Global Institute, Pew Research Center, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and The Washington Post, I performed analyses and made estimates regarding the best paid and least/most vulnerable occupations, automation potential based on demonstrated technology of occupation titles in the U.S. (cumulative), percentage who say that in the next 50 years robots and computers will “definitely” or “probably” do much of the work currently done by humans, technical automation capacity of U.S. jobs, and proportion of U.S. adults who think it is not at all/not very/somewhat/very likely that the following jobs will be replaced by robots or computers in their lifetimes.

  • Issue Year: 6/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 62-67
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English