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Technology has evolved the nature of jobs

Over the decades, the number of jobs has only grown as the global economy has expanded through multiple phases of technological advancement.
Technology has evolved the nature of jobs
Automation which everyone is talking about is not anything new, but nature has changed. Let me step back and cite one example in history to explain the statement better. The first time an automobile was engineered, the horsemen who ran carts saw their jobs eliminated. The first time airplanes flew over the seas, the sailors who sailed on the seas saw their jobs eliminated. Similarly, in near future, technologies of telepresence will reduce the traffic of airplanes and will perhaps see the air travel industry shrink. But in the long run, it may push the air travel industry to reimagine itself. Modes of mass air travel might be replaced by powerful personal drone cabs.  But did the horsemen really lose jobs or jobs moved elsewhere and people had to redefine their skills to be employed? The reality is that over the decades, the number of jobs has only grown as the global economy has expanded through multiple phases of technological advancement. The nature of jobs, however, has def...
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