Saturday, February 05, 2011
Be Sure You Can't Be Replaced by Progress
A while back I got in a conversation with some students about how to choose a career. One of the suggestions I gave them was to be sure your job won't be replaced by computers in the foreseeable future. It's one of the reasons I've been giving a lot of thought to teaching online. But it's not just teachers, journalists, and factory workers that have to worry. Economist Eric Falkenstein describes how even highly skilled jobs like college admissions, bank underwriters, and day traders might go the way of the switchboard operator.