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Why You Should Want Robots to Steal Your Job

On this episode of the Epoch Podcast, we discuss the future of employment when automation is set to take over almost 50% of current U.S. jobs sooner than most people realize, and why we think that’s ultimately a good thing.

the Epoch Podcast 004: Why You Should Want Robots to Steal Your Job | #epochpodcast #yourweeklydoseofmentalforeplay | employment, work from home, ai, automation, future, purpose

Topics we get into:

  • The surprising speed at which automation is taking jobs and how much bigger it is than most people realize
  • Why this is potentially different than in the past
  • Is “learn to code” really a solution?
  • How the “pool” of employment evolves
  • How minimum wage increases ultimately hurt employment
  • The kind of culture automation promotes and the benefits it offers
  • The cost to benefit ratio of increased efficiency with potential loss of human connection
  • Are creative jobs safe?
  • Why jobs are actually a bad thing
  • Why Millenials are the right generation for these changes
  • Why Universal Basic Income has merit
  • Why big business is necessary for progress to some extent right now
  • The downfalls of capitalism and moving toward a future based in collaboration
  • How understanding of purpose and identity are evolving
  • The potential of traditionally unpaid work becoming more valued
  • The needed shifts in education
  • Approaching it all as a threat or opportunity, with a mindset of abundance or lack

Our Posts for This Episode

Austin | Jobs: The Necessary Evil That Will Soon be Unnecessary
Jen | (had a work emergency and wasn’t able to record)
Tico & Tina | How to Prepare for the Exciting Prospect of a Future without Jobs
Matt | How Will You Weather the Impending Employment Crunch?
Kat | Employment in the Digital Age: Bring on the Bots!

Resource/s Mentioned

Joe Rogan/Andrew Yang podcast
Life 3.0
Kai-Fu Lee
Reinventing Organizations
Rise of the Youpreneur
Start with Why


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