Monday, October 2, 2017
Interesting Insite from ATOM http://atom.singularity2050.com/3-technological-disruption-is-pervasive-and-deepening.html
Automation and outsourcing are causing industries to vanish - employees are being laid off - being forced to find jobs at half their current salary.... if in fact there are jobs ....
and the old economy Is transferring to the gig economy.
One can no longer depend on one job and one source of income - based on the current rate of change - that job will likely be obsolete in a short while.
The average person will have 14 different careers after school - and skill sets of those jobs will be taught on the job.
Schools and universities need to focus on the skillset of learning to learn and how to nurture relationships and communication .... ie soft skills.
Many universities with bloated cost structures and excessive administrative personnel will be
disrupted by companies that have produced courses and even entire degrees that can be completed online and in a work environment at a fraction of the cost of an in-residence degree and without the need for relocation.
Employers such as Google have moved quickly to recognize these alternatives as legitimate substitutes to traditional credentials when evaluating potential hires.
Degrees are becoming redundant - it's where you have worked before that is becoming relevant .
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Gogoro raises $300M for scooters
Scooter startup Gogoro announced that it has raised $300 million in a Series C funding round backed by Singapore’s Temasek, Generation Investment Management, and other new and existing investors. Gogoro, which develops both electric scooters and battery swapping infrastructure, says it has sold over 34,000 of its “smartscooters” to date.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
How many and what kind of jobs will be replaced by automation is one of the big debates of our time. Some projections seem dire: About 7.1 million jobs, with two-thirds of them in office and administration, will be lost because of labor market changes in coming years, according to the World Economic Forum.
Yet some economists suggest that automation can actually increase employment in the industries it transforms.
Less jobs or more jobs - one can be certain - they will be different jobs ..... and with the rate of new knowledge - the key is to be able to learn how to learn - and accept change.
What do you think?