So here’s an interesting theory; Technology is the source of all economic problems, mainly unemployment. Now honestly, we respect these ideas but we don’t have to agree with them.
Sure it’s true that some professions are no longer relevant. Middle-man for example are almost no longer needed (Check out Gary V’s blog on this issue) and people can deal directly with each other or with other businesses. But that’s always the case with progression.
Many years ago, long before people had fridges in their houses (Yes kids, there were times like that..) there used to be an “icemen”, yep a real iceman, a guy who delivered ice every morning so people we’ll be able to keep their food fresh…but those days are over we no longer have to buy ice-blocks, carry them into our house and brake them to pieces as technology developments allows us to keep our food frozen and fresh for a long period of time by having a modern fridge at home.
Technology is not the source of unemployment it just shifts profession and create new instead of the outdated ones. But people will have to adapt! Like the guy who used to deliver ice, his only chance to survive was to change his profession. He will become a technician, a driver, an employee at the refrigerators factory, he will have to study and shift his focus, he will have to adapt.
Technology can create more jobs, by being connected, by allowing free and fast access to information and to other people, more jobs will be created.
Think how easy it is to hire people these days, why being connected means that we can share knowledge, assets and actual work for the benefit of our communities and communities abroad and by that create new possibilities every day. A “fresh blood” is now running into the veins of the old economy and change the way we think, the way we consume, trade and spend our money.
But like the icemen, we must learn to adapt.