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Begining General Hotel Industry PhD Update Research Question Service Industry Technological Unemployment

A Short Blog

This is a short blog, and more of an update really to say that the research aim has been agreed upon with the university and is as follows; ‘Examine and interpret workers perceptions of job security within the white-collar service and experience economies, when tasks or groups of tasks are technologically automated.’. These objectives the […]

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‘How Americans see automation and the workplace in 7 charts’ – (Geiger 2020)

A balanced view of an emotive subject? Introduction ‘How Americans see automation and the workplace in 7 charts’  Well, a snappy and concise title. (and yes…. there are 7 charts). So what is the author of this article trying to achieve?   The article investigates an American view of what technological automation and the workplace could […]

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Examining perceptions of Threat

“Who perceived automation as a threat to their jobs in the Metro Atlanta?: Results from the 2019 Metro Atlanta survey’ Introduction Atlanta Georgia in the southern United States has for the last few years performed a survey where they ask randomly selected residents within the 10 counties of the city of Atlanta to answer a […]

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Academic Article MBA- Thesis Technological Unemployment

Perceived job security in light of technological task automation – My MSc Thesis

I have been researching employees perceptions of job security, in light of past technological task automation, and the perceived implementation of new technological task automation, and this research was the reason I set up this blog, to continue my exploration of the subject. As part of that MSc, I have been researching technological unemployment – […]

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Moravec’s Paradox – Who, What, When and Where and let’s also ask Why ?

‘What are you talking about?’ might be your question, closely followed by ‘this had better be interesting!’ Well, I hope it will be. It is certainly interesting to me, for many different reasons. I was reading an article named “Why the majority are wrong about Technological Unemployment” – you know, my usual Saturday night reading. […]

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Are Elon Musk’s statements about Artificial Intelligence (AI) accurate and therefore frightening?

The question for this blog; Are Elon Musk’s statements about Artificial Intelligence (AI) accurate and therefore frightening? And should we care? Introduction I know in my last blog I said I would discuss the debate between Elon Must and Mark Zuckerberg, but on reflection, I could not fully detect whether Mark Zuckerberg has seen the […]

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Who were the Luddites, and what have they got to do with Technical Unemployment?

The question for this blog; Who were the Luddites, and what have they got to do with Technical Unemployment? Introduction What relevance do a group of protesters breaking textile weaving looms in mills in the 18th Century have to do with today’s technological society? Perhaps it is through the names people and society in general […]

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What is Technological Unemployment?

The article under discussion was published in 1930, by John Maynard Keynes, called ‘Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren’ (1930) The first question is – Why would an article published in 1930 by an English economist be relevant now? Well to answer that, lets have a very short look at Keynes himself. Keynes was a respected […]

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Begining General Technological Unemployment

First Posting

This is the first posting in my blog investigating technological unemployment. But first a little about me so you know where I am coming from; I have worked within the information technology industry for over 25 years, supporting Financial, Media, Communications, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Consulting industries as well as Governmental bodies. I was born in […]

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Begining General Technological Unemployment

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! ‘Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.’ — Izaak Walton