By Scott Feeney : thebaycitybeacon – excerpt
What’s a bigger problem in San Francisco today: not enough tech offices, or not enough housing?
Obviously the need for housing is greater, and I say that as someone who works in tech. The City produced eight new jobs for every new home since 2010. And people are noticing the imbalance. Even an entrepreneur is likely to tell you that while signing an office lease is annoying, recruiting and retaining employees is much more difficult as people flee Bay Area housing costs… (more)
abcnews – excerpt (video clip)
Robots are becoming so skilled, some experts believe nearly half of all human jobs could be at risk in the decades ahead.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) – They’re delivering pizzas in San Francisco, parking cars in L.A., and serving up lattes in crowded coffee shops. In fact, robots are becoming so skilled, some experts believe nearly half of all human jobs could be at risk in the decades ahead.
“The most important thing we should understand is that this is potentially an enormous disruption,” says Bay Area futurist Martin Ford.
Ford predicted as much in his bestselling book, “Rise of the Robots.”
“The key thing that makes a job vulnerable is the nature of the work. Is it something that’s fundamentally routine and predictable,” he says.