#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 #52: Nurturing Foresight in a Short-Sighted World, with Peter Hayward

It is not in our stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.”–Willaim Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act I, Scene III

Got foresight? Do you even need it? Hell yes, you do. The consequences of lack of foresight have never been more evident than they are in the age of the coronavirus pandemic. But just how can the long view be fostered in a human society that doesn’t often look beyond the next pay check, the next quarter, or most notably, the next election? Peter Hayward is a fellow futurist podcaster. In this episode of Seeking Delphi™ Peter joins me to discuss his approach to very much the same podcasting end that I have. .

#52: Nurturing Foresight in a short-sighted world
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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 #45: The Post Covid-19 Future, Part 2, Economics and Investing with Jim Lee

“The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.”–Bernard Baruch

 

For all the pain, suffering, sickness in death, all we have to look forward to if we survive the pandemic, is the worst global economy since the 1930’s.  Does one need a financial analyst or a psychoanalyst?  Many of us may need both.

I can’t recommend a psychoanalyst, but I can recommend an investment analyst.  Jim Lee stands out from the myriad of talking heads on cable business news channels, because he is also a professional futurist.  He’s a fellow member of the Association of Professional Futurists, and he joins me for episode #45 to take the long and short view of the post-COVID economic future, from next several months through the next several decades.

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Episode #45: The Post-Covid Future, Economics and Investing, with Jim Lee

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Podcast #44: The Post Covid-19 Future, Part 1, Urban and Social Issues with Cindy Frewen

“If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.”–Irwin Redlener

 

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There is no doubt about it.  The after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for many years into the future.  Healthcare. Economics. Social Interaction. Sports. Politics. Education.  Just about everything will feel the effects for the rest of most of our natural lives.

In this, the first of a series looking at various scenarios for a post-pandemic world, we look at urban and social issues.  Dr. Cindy Frewen is well qualified to discuss both of these areas. She is a fellow member of the Association of Professional Futurists–she served as its board chair for many years.  She is an architect, has a Ph. D. in communication, and teaches social change in the University of Houston’s graduate foresight program.  She also was a columnist for the Kansas City Star for many years.

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Episode #44:  Post-Covid19 Urban and Social Issues, with Cindy Frewen

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