While work is plentiful in the new Sharing Economy, Guernica warns that these jobs increase the workers' economic instability. All it takes is personal injury or sickness, a change in customers' demand, or a shift in consumer needs, and suddenly a worker will find it "impossible to pay the bills."
Everyone else is becoming fungible, sought only for their reliability and low cost.
Complex algorithms can now determine who’s needed to do what and when, and then measure the quality of what’s produced. Reliability can be measured in experience ratings. Software can seamlessly handle all transactions–contracts, billing, payments, taxes.
All this allows businesses to be highly nimble–immediately responsive to changes in consumer preferences, overall demand, and technologies.
While shifting all the risks of such changes to workers.
|"The reality is that a lot of work will soon be done by computer."|
|Telepresence Robots Are Becoming More Affordable|
|Google: "G.P.A.'s are worthless as a criteria for hiring."|
|Your Job: What People Don't Get About It|
|The Ultimate Productivity Blog|
|“Robots should be fitted with an 'ethical black box' to keep track of their decisions.”|
|"A helpful guide created by an unqualified individual."|
|"An unabashed love letter to the 1982 motion picture Blade Runner."|
|Making a Movie Inside a Video Game|
|"A real-time surveillance machine that has been developed for online advertising is rapidly expanding into other fields."|
|Google Map Shows You the Most Photographed Areas of the World|
|Fast, Clean, Cost-Effective Metal 3D-Printing|
|"You only need about 100 miles by 100 miles of solar panels to power the entire United States."|
|"Warp drives could become a real technology within the lifetimes of today’s toddlers."|
|"State borders are a lot weirder than they first appear."|
|Iron Star Civilizations|