Will Robots make Social Security Obsolete?

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I just read an article over at TechCrunch about an upcoming “createathon”.  This event is going to be focusing on emerging issue in the future.  As robotics and automation decrease the demand both skilled and unskilled jobs, will the change in job demand mandate some type of minimum income standard?

It seems reasonable to assume this will be the case.  Workers are being replaced by robots, the population is increasing and technology is constantly improving efficiency.  While one might think the idea is odd at first, it takes only a few moments of thought to see this is going to become a real issue for society.  Certainly seems a more important thing to debate rather than speculation on the colonization of Mars.

Book Suggestion – How to Get Control of Your Time and Life

A Life Changing Book

I am an advocate of setting goals and achieving them. I am often asked if I have a “system”. The answer is yes. However, it is more a method than a system and I can not claim ownership of its origin. In this post, I am going to share just that. I am going to do so by giving you and overview of a book. The book is the method. I highly recommend that you buy a copy of Alan Lakein’s How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life (Signet). I suggest you read it, highlight it, do the exercises and refer to it often. You are likely curious as to why I feel this is such a great book. I shall satisfy your curiosity by outlining the book’s method. It is not my intent to reveal every detail of this book. I am simply giving you an overview so you can decide whether you should buy it or not. Frankly, I feel that if you wish to learn goal setting and planning then you should buy it.  I am not alone on this thought, it is rated at 4.5 stars with 73 reviews at Amazon. Continue reading “Book Suggestion – How to Get Control of Your Time and Life”