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world of weird things podcast: why robots are coming for your job and education is the only way to stop them
Futurists have long predicted a time when tens of millions of jobs are done by machines, out of sight and out of mind. Now, this moment is here and we’re far from ready...
Some Canadians are trying to save cashier jobs. But their phones and cheap, proven technology is poised to eliminate having to check out altogether.
Baby Boomers are very upset with Millennials for trying to make work more meaningful and comfortable after watching them suffer.
Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.
Amazon is not a nice or fun place to work, even if you're one of its supposedly vaunted techies. But it's not like we expect any better from a company that big.
The trajectory of American higher education is simply unsustainable and something has to give sooner rather than later.
Studies into the health of workers and middle managers leads to the inescapable conclusion that today's work culture is making us miserable and unhealthy.
Satirical articles about restaurants operated entirely by robots are starting to hit way too close to home...
Not only are robots stealing your job, more often than not, you're helping them with nowhere to go after receiving your pink slip...
The next job in line to get automated seems to be line cooks, raising even more alarms about the future of work and the economy.