Below is a rare local report about automation and its effects at ground level. It’s a 3-minute TV-news segment, but the piece does get the sense of general anxiety about the future of employment. One man sought retraining for a new computer-related career because automation was cutting into construction jobs. A recurring theme was that many job categories weren’t disappearing entirely, but automation was making them more efficient and therefore the workplaces need fewer workers overall.
Food service jobs are threatened in North Carolina because of the increasing use of ordering kiosks, like the one shown. North Carolina State […]