Tech to Replace Low-Skilled Jobs. STEM Included?

By on August 3rd, 2017 in Ideas


 Robots to kill jobs?
Robots to kill jobs?

Well, the future is looking bleak folks. BLEAK. 

A word that’s sure to become more familiar and hit the Top 10 baby names for 2024. According to a study by Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), the United States is highly vulnerable to the effects of technological advancement, namely automation, trade and urbanization.

But there’s a twist. As reported by CBS News:

According to the study, these include so-called STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, jobs, such as computer programming, data entry, electrical and electronic drafting, and computer and information research. Among the occupations most likely to be disrupted by automation in the years ahead are some people in the mathematical sciences, such as math technicians, who typically work on engineering projects or are involved in scientific research.”

So, it’s not just low-skilled jobs. It’s also STEM jobs. Or are STEM jobs really low-skilled jobs? Meh, semantics. One questions. Who’s creating the tech that replaces the “low-skilled” STEM jobs? And who’s manufacturing the tech? Cleaning? Repairing? Or creating interesting, technologically advanced storage cases for the tech that’s replacing these tech jobs?

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