Machine age

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Watch this Ted Talk by Economist Andrew McAfee about the future of jobs. Change is the norm. Change is accelerating.

  1. Do you agree or disagree with Andrew McAfee's thoughts on the "machine age"?
  2. What are your thoughts on the history, present and future discussion on technology vs. labor as it relates to your own skills?
  3. What can you do to prepare for this future?
  4. How can we guide the next generation to prepare for this future?


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School: Carnegie Mellon University

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The Machine Age

The machine age is an age where machines are taking most of the roles that were initially
carried by human. People are full of praise of the capabilities of androids and other machines,
which are being developed at an alarming rate in the developing nations. Slowly, they have been
eliminating the need of the human resource. Andrew McAfee is more concerned about the loss of
jobs, citing several real life examples. He mentions the self drive vehicle as an example of
technology taking Human roles. He mentions that in the near future, there will be no need for
track drivers, as tracks will be driven remotely. He mentions that technology will more especially
impact in the li...

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