#54: The End of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

There’s a lot of automation that can happen that isn’t a replacement of humans but of mind-numbing behavior.” –Stewart Butterworth

Automation is going to cause unemployment, and we better prepare for it.”–Mark Cuban

In an early standup routine, Woody Allen once joked that when his father came home to announce that his job on an assembly line was replaced by a 50-dollar part, what was really disturbing was that his mother immediately ran out and bought one of those parts. As funny as that may be, the potential loss of millions of jobs to automation is no joking matter. The fears of such abound as automation, robotics and artificial intelligence continue to invade the world of work. But the scenarios for the future of human employment may be far more nuanced than you might expect. In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ entrepreneur and author Jeff Wald discusses his view of the future of work, as outlined in his book The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-demand Workers and the Agile Corporation. You can subscribe to Seeking Delphi™ on Apple podcasts , PlayerFM, MyTuner,  Listen Notes, and YouTube.    You can also follow us on twitter @Seeking_Delphi and Facebook 

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#54–The End of Jobs, with Jeff Wald

The Future of Work, 2050, with Jerome Glenn (From March 2020)

Automation vs. Jobs, the Long and the Short of It. (From February 2020)

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Podcast #50: Future Minds, with Richard Yonck

“I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.”–Stephen Hawking

For Seeking Delphi’s™ fiftieth** episode, we return to visit with one of our earliest guests, professional futurist and author Richard Yonck.  Three years ago, he joined me to discuss his first book, Heart of the Machine.  He returns now for a conversation about his second book, Future Minds.  In it, he has taken a broad look at intelligence–human and otherwise.   It’s a sweeping review of how  intelligence evolved since the start of the universe, and a preview of where it may be going as we tweak both our biology and our intelligent machines.

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 **Actually, including un-numbered special editions, there have been over 60.  But who’s counting?

 

 

 

 

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Episode #50:  Future Minds, with Richard Yonck

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Special Edition Mini-Cast: Preview of the 2020 Ending Age-Related Diseases Conference

“As far as I’m concerned, aging is humanity’s worst problem, by some serious distance.”–Aubrey de Grey

 

Keith Comito, president of Life Extension Advocacy Foundation, joins me for a discussion to preview the 2020 Eding Age Related Diseases conference, to be held online, August 20-21, 2020.  Go HERE to register for the conference, and use discount code SeekingDelphiEARD

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Special Edition Mini-Cast: Preview of the 2020 Ending Age Related Diseases Conference

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Podcast #49: The Future of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Donna Harris and Dr. Karen Rosenthal

“Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.”–Robert Wagner

 

Even as the pandemic-struck U.S. economy shrunk by 32% in the first quarter of this year, veterinary medicine saw a different story.  Pet ownership soared at a record pace, and public pet supply companies, like Petco, registered increases in sales.

Donna Harris and Karen Rosenthal are both doctors of veterinary medicine and members of The Association of Professional Futurists.  They join me for a wide ranging discussion of the future of veterinary medicine and how Covid-19 may be accelerating change in the field.

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Tales of a Veterinary Spouse (from my other blog, The Millennium Conjectures)

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Podcast #48: Space Commerce with Tess Hatch

“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”–Elon Musk

 

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With the May 30 launch of two American astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon Crew capsule, history was made.  This was not only the first launch of astronauts from American soil since 2011, it was the first ever launch of astronauts into orbit by a commercial enterprise.  Elon was right; the dawn is here.

Tess Hatch is a venture capitalist with an aerospace engineering background.  She has worked for SpaceX and interned at NASA.  She had better know space commerce–she invests in it.  From Starlink, to space tourism and asteroid mining, I discuss with her the very imminent future of space commerce, in Seeking Delphi™ episode #48.

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Episode #48: Space Commerce with Tess Hatch

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Podcast #47: Technology and The Brain, with Laura Cabrera

“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.”–Thomas Edison

 

Richard Dawkins might disagree with Thomas Edison.  He’d likely say the purpose of our bodies and our brains is to carry around–and perpetuate– our genes.  Increasingly, though, the purpose of body is to carry around our technology and interface it with our brains.  Wearable electronics…VR goggles…smart phones…our devices are becoming more than tools.  They are merging with our being.  Add to this the onrush of emerging BCI (brain-computer interface) technologies and one thing becomes clear.  We are becoming what we build.

The IEEE brain initiative seeks to set standards for, and explore the ethics of, many of these technologies.  Laura Cabrera is a brain researcher working with the initiative.   In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ I talk to her about many issues surrounding the accelerating use of technology to diagnose, treat, and eventually enhance, the brain.

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Episode #47: Technology and The Brain with Laura Cabrera

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