Technological Unemployment: An Absurd Worry or Valid Concern?

Posted July 1, 2015 | Leadership | Amplify

This article explores some of the historical roots behind technology backlashes related to automation introduction and its impacts on employment. It then looks at the generator of technology unemployment backlashes, namely the automation job destruction/creation cycle. Finally, it examines whether today's fears of technological unemployment are well founded or, as in the past, overblown.

About The Author
Robert Charette
Robert N. Charette is a Cutter Fellow and a member of Arthur D. Little’s AMP open consulting network. He is also President of ITABHI Corporation and Managing Director of the Decision Empowerment Institute. With over 40 years’ experience in a wide variety of technology and management positions, Dr. Charette is recognized as an international authority and pioneer regarding IT and systems risk management. Along with being a Contributing Editor to… Read More
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