The opium of the masses
It's been over a year since I forayed into the startup space. Being an entrepreneur is infinitely different from holding onto a cushy job. The pay cheques dropping into my bank account on the last day of the month rung in a certain amount of security, the kind that jobs ensured. But a fascinating article on the future of jobs got me thinking that in another 30 years, humans are likely to lose their secure jobs, not to cheaper labour from emerging markets, but rather to robots. Automation is poised to render many of us, even smug, white-collared individuals, jobless.