I found this article very interesting about robots and AI (artificial intelligence) and the growing fear that many of us may be out of jobs or obsolete [gulp] very soon, especially after this pandemic is over and the collateral damage surely to follow.\n\nhttps:\/\/time.com\/5876604\/machines-jobs-coronavirus\/\n\nAs you read the article though the writer points out that it doesn’t have to be and this isn’t the first time in history where technology has transformed the job market. He has some common sense solutions that need to be considered and implemented wherever possible.\n\nWill the jobs landscape change? Of course, it goes without saying. Consider the stat he cites where 31% of the workforce in the U.S. alone in 1910 was in agriculture, and now account for less than 1% ... a very sobering stat. And so is stat that 48% of the economy in the US is low-paying service industry jobs.\n\nWhat has to change though is the partnership between business, government and education … or the lack of it currently. All three seem to be working at cross-purposes, without a game plan.\n\nHow many more ‘Great Recessions’ will it take before we take some action, like we did after the ‘Great Depression’ or do we have to completely crater again like we did in the 30’s? \n\nWe know that more and more people are dropping out of the lower middle-class into poverty since the mid-80’s and yet we’re paralyzed because of this nonsense about the separation of business, government and education, as if one can live without the other and never the twain shall meet. We have all this wonderful technology and we’re wasting it … on Tik-Tok? :rolleyes: \n\nI hope some don’t perceive this as a political thread; that is not my intention here. Both parties are to blame for the current state of affairs and we need to nudge them forward. Or face the prospect of unemployment like the rest of us.\n\nI bring this up not for myself. I’m pretty well into the last chapter of my book but for my children and grandchildren. I just don’t see how they’re going to do better than previous generations did, like we did by surpassing our parents and they did surpassing their parents economically.