It’s OK! We’re Not Obsolete!August 19th, 2015 by Duncan Little
Far from it it seems. According to a new report by Deloitte entitled: Technology and People: The Great Job-Creating Machine*, technology and machines actually create jobs and improve humanity’s happiness.
The report looks at long-term historical trends relating to new technologies and their impact on employment and society. It found that in almost all instances the effect of technology is positive in the long term.
An article on the IT industry news site v3.co.uk, summarises well the drudgery technology has removed from our lives and the on-going opportunity it offers.
The Deloitte report argues that while jobs can be lost in certain areas because of technology, it ultimately leads to improvements for society in terms of productivity and new and better jobs.
* The report is shortlisted for the The Rybczynski Prize.