Eli Ginzberg's World Without Work

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Jobs are the cornerstone of our society. They act as a method of supporting one’s self and one's family as well as symbolizing the effort and sacrifices made to get that job. As our society is becoming more and more technologically advanced, what jobs are in the most danger? What can we do in response to this impending revolution in labor?
This problem identified itself in Eli Ginzberg’s book, “World Without Work.” in this book, he describes a world where no one has to labor away all day, and robots have replaced humans as the workers of the world. When reading about this theoretical event, I realized that the process has already started. Thomas Frey, Google's top-rated futurist speaker and the executive director of the DaVinci Institute summarizes this change by stating, “If you've not yet heard the phrase "technological unemployment," brace yourself; you'll be hearing it a lot over the coming years.” He is convinced that the labor industry is about to drastically change, just as “World Without Work” asserted.
President Nixon’s Labor day address also influenced this
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You may have heard of 3D printing. Some see it as a fun toy, or a way of producing prototypes. Manufacturers see it as an opportunity for eliminating jobs. There is a new technique known as, “Contour Crafting.” It is a form of 3D printing that uses robotic arms and nozzles to squeeze out layers of concrete or other materials, moving back and forth over a set path in order the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company used contour crafting to "print" 10 houses in a single day using a massive printer that was 490 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 20 feet deep. Another company named NASP, recently demonstrated that a giant three-armed printer filled with mud and fiber to build extremely cheap houses in some of the most remote places on Earth. This has obvious major implications on all construction, building, and home repair

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