Housekeeping•Essay: Was due this morning (barring extensions)•Exam Prep: April 6•Take-home exam: April 22 –April 29LABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Housekeeping•Term work extensionsLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Today’s 3 QuestionsLABR 1260 - The Future of WorkHow big of an impact will automation have in the coming decades?How will our economy respond to other potential crises?How would the proposed responses to these crises affect the role of waged work?
Future of Work –the Biggest 3 QuestionsLABR 1260 - The Future of WorkHow much change would be necessary to make a functional, sustainable economy for all?Will the economic relationship of work change?What is work going to look like?
What is automation?What is automation?
What is automation?Use of technology to replicate and replace tasks done by human workersLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
What is automation?
Automation’s ImpactWhat are the implications of automation?LABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Automation’s ImpactSome outcomes:•Job Losses•Customer Backlash•Downloading WorkLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Automation’s ImpactPotential scope of automation: 1/3 to 2/3 of jobs could be automated in coming decadesLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Automation’s ImpactAre these realistic or accurate?•Dependent on numerous factors - predictions could easily be wrong•More accurate: measure impact on tasks, not jobs•What will public policy be? •What will employer interest be?LABR 1260 - The Future of Work
An Uneven ImpactAutomation’s continued deployment: not evenly appliedLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
An Uneven ImpactMid-to-late 20th-century automation often replaced heavy, difficult, or repetitive physical tasks LABR 1260 - The Future of Work
An Uneven Impact21st century automation will likely have a bigger impact on automating interpersonal tasksLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
LABR 1260 - The Future of WorkData from Statistics Canada. (2018). Labour Force Survey. Table 14-10-0355-01 . Retrieved from statcan.gc.ca.
An Uneven ImpactWho are the biggest targets?•Workers with little power / precarious workers•Expensive workersLABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Technology and CapitalismIs this impact new? Or a continuation of a longer trend?LABR 1260 - The Future of Work
Technology and CapitalismTechnology and Capitalism: fundamentally interconnectedLABR 1260 - The Future of Work