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Jun 17, 2017

Jobs that are already using holograms

Posted by in categories: employment, holograms

These are 5 jobs that are already using holograms everyday.

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Jun 8, 2017

10 Jobs That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

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The jobs invented in the last decade.

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May 30, 2017

Zoltan Istvan: The Economy Of The Future Will Be Powered By Neural Lace

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, economics, employment, finance, government, robotics/AI, transhumanism

A write-up on about neural lace and the future economy: https://altleft.host/zoltan-istvan-the-economy-of-the-future…ural-lace/ #transhumanism


Zoltan Istvan, a leading Transhuman, shows us that the economic system of Technocracy needs Transhuman citizens to make it work. This is not surprising because Transhumanism and Technocracy are two sides of the same coin. ⁃ TN Editor.

The battle for the “soul” of the global economy is underway. The next few decades will likely decide whether capitalism survives or is replaced with a techno-fuelled quasi-socialism where robots do most of the jobs while humans live off government support, likely a designated guaranteed or basic income.

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May 28, 2017

The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the U.S. Economy

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, energy, sustainability

Jobs in the solar field in the United States grew at a rate 17 times faster than the overall economy. This was part of a larger trend towards jobs in renewable energy and away from more dangerous, less sustainable jobs in fossil fuels.

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the U.S. (and other nations) are expanding quickly. As of November 2016, the American solar industry employed 260,077 workers. This is an increase of 24.5% from 2015, with a growth rate that is 17 times faster than the United States economy as a whole.

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May 28, 2017

The meaning of life in a world without work

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, information science, robotics/AI

Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs. Many new professions are likely to appear: virtual-world designers, for example. But such professions will probably require more creativity and flexibility, and it is unclear whether 40-year-old unemployed taxi drivers or insurance agents will be able to reinvent themselves as virtual-world designers (try to imagine a virtual world created by an insurance agent!). And even if the ex-insurance agent somehow makes the transition into a virtual-world designer, the pace of progress is such that within another decade he might have to reinvent himself yet again.

The crucial problem isn’t creating new jobs. The crucial problem is creating new jobs that humans perform better than algorithms. Consequently, by 2050 a new class of people might emerge – the useless class. People who are not just unemployed, but unemployable.

The same technology that renders humans useless might also make it feasible to feed and support the unemployable masses through some scheme of universal basic income. The real problem will then be to keep the masses occupied and content. People must engage in purposeful activities, or they go crazy. So what will the useless class do all day?

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May 27, 2017

Automation Could Lead to the World’s Smartest Society

Posted by in categories: economics, education, employment, robotics/AI

The Opportunity of Automation

“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.” – Dori Lessing in The Golden Notebook.

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May 23, 2017

Self-driving cars could cost America’s professional drivers up to 25,000 jobs a month, Goldman Sachs says

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, robotics/AI, transportation

The full impact of self-driving cars on society is several decades away — but when it hits, the job losses will be substantial for American truck drivers, according to a new report from Goldman Sachs.

When autonomous vehicle saturation peaks, U.S. drivers could see job losses at a rate of 25,000 a month, or 300,000 a year, according to a report from Goldman Sachs Economics Research.

Truck drivers, more so than bus or taxi drivers, will see the bulk of that job loss, according to the report. That makes sense, given today’s employment: In 2014, there were 4 million driver jobs in the U.S., 3.1 million of which were truck drivers, Goldman said. That represents 2 percent of total employment.

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May 18, 2017

Uber’s new app for truckers could disrupt one of America’s core industries

Posted by in categories: employment, food, transportation

Uber launched a new app on Thursday called Uber Freight, which matches trucking companies with loads to haul.

The formal launch of the app marks Uber’s long-anticipated move into the trucking industry — potentially disrupting one of the most popular professions in the U.S.

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May 18, 2017

Could an Art Degree Could Mean Job Security in the Age of A.I.?

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

Your art degree may be more valuable than you thought. Experts claim that arts jobs are unlikely to be eliminated amid workforce automation.

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May 16, 2017

Automation will have a bigger impact on jobs in smaller cities

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

More migration to megacities is expected in the next few decades, because they have more jobs that are resilient to automation than smaller urban areas.

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