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sachin kamat

Director- Employee & Customer Engagement, Enrich Hair & Skin Solutions Pvt Ltd

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What are the three things that can each one of us (given our profession and life station) do to flourish in the future that McAfee describes

McAfee has laid out the plain facts - technology will take the monotonous and the drudgery linked jobs out of the system - so, the mainstream educational system, which currently churns out folks to do just this needs to change swiftly - when that happens there will be better and more engaging and satisfying jobs for everyone

Now for the big question and responsibility: How does each one of us identify and do our bit in this to make this happen.

Can you state your profession & your station in life (parent, student, ) and list down three things that you could do

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    Jul 2 2013: Jeff, you make a good counter point!
    But you seem to be suggesting that the market/system will sort itself out. That seems unlikely -if you see McAfee's talk he provides data for the past several decades that indicates that the folks that only know the jobs (that are disappearing) are worse off and have limited or no alternatives. Which regresses them and the people/ families who depend on them
    For the new generation, what you suggest is likely, but not for this, affected segment.
    • Jul 3 2013: thank you Sachin. I do believe the system will sort it out... and besides that is the role of the government in keeping things stable. No government will want to keep unemployment rates high because it will be bad for the economy and therefore they will always do something to keep these people moving/working (not that its always successful). After watching his video he did mention things that will keep people afloat with jobs and that is the continuous development of skills relevant to the world which i believe is very important to the affected segment. AFter watching his data i realize i don' t have the skills to understand what he means fully (graphs)... However despite the downward trend in what he is proposing, the market is still producing products at a very high rate and people (despite automation) are still buying them and sustaining the market! What is to account for this?? I don' t know really since I am not an economist.
      One thing i noticed though is that his talk seems to be focused on the US economy... I don't know how applicable this is for other economies.. they might be headed into the same direction but by then strategies might have been devised to avoid this.

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