“[T]he universe is full of new opportunities for commodification. The question is, can the planet sustain them?”
Ursula Huws is the author of Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age. Recently, Huws wrote a follow-up article for the London School of Economics and Political Science Business Review.
“Anybody relying for their information on the current headlines would find it hard to make sense of what is happening in the labour market. On the one hand, the news media are awash with apocalyptic forecasts, often backed up by studies from reputable organisations such as the US National Bureau of Economic Research, the Oxford Martin School or the Bruegel think tank, that robots, machine learning, drones, d3D printers, driverless cars and other applications of Artificial Intelligence are going to eliminate very large numbers of jobs, not just in manufacturing but also in service industries….”
Read the entire article in the LSE Business Review