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The threat to the $100,000-a-year tech worker

July 29th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Much of the discussion around the future of work focuses on what is already disappearing: jobs in factories, on farms, and in restaurants. But coming automation-fueled job losses and changes will reverberate far beyond — and eventually reach seemingly safe workers in Silicon Valley and on Wall Street. And those in-demand workers may not be […]

Amazon wants to sell “surveillance as a service”

July 8th, 2019 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

In case Amazon’s surveillance capabilities weren’t extensive enough with its Echo, Ring, and Key products, not to mention all the data Amazon routinely collects on its customers, the company recently received a US patent to provide “surveillance as a service.” The patent is for an “unmanned aerial vehicle”—the technical term for a drone—that “may perform […]

Elon Musk doubled down on his theory that the world population is headed for collapse

July 5th, 2019 at 10:58 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk believes the human population is headed for decline. REUTERS/Mike Blake In a tweet on Friday, Elon Musk doubled down on his theory that the global population will be in decline by 2050. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO first backed the theory in 2017 in response to a New Scientist article about a “population […]

Fourth Industrial Revolution points to “New Collar” jobs

June 21st, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  Artificial Intelligence hype is only going to increase. We know what blue collar jobs are, but what are “new collar” jobs? We are in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and artificial intelligence, analytics and automation is radically changing jobs.

In a world awash in information, the curator is king

June 10th, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

  A sci-fi novelist on what he learned writing a trilogy of speculative novels that extrapolate how feeds shape our lives, politics, and future Feeds shape our world. Google uses hundreds of variables to determine the search results you see. A complex statistical engine produces your personalized Netflix queue. Facebook uses everything it knows about […]

100,000 new micro industries coming by 2040