How Technology Will Affect Future Jobs Essay

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“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man” (Hubbard 151). Elbert Hubbard, an American writer and the founder of Roycroft Artisan community, predicted the future with his epigram. His maxim would resonate for years to come and would be seen in the future job markets. For thousands of years, technology has fundamentally changed the way we live and interact with our environment. It has brought us from the Stone Age to the Industrial Revolution. It has taken us from the creation of the computer to the landing on the moon. Not only has technology affected the old, but also it has affected the youth. For the old and aged, modern technological innovations have brought about longer…show more content…
A unique and amazing period of time we have and will continue to witness for the coming years. During this era, we are not only witnessing a generation that even though is aging wants to live longer and better lives, but also a generation of growing youths that want to revolutionize all parts of society. With this extraordinary mixture of people, the supply and demand of various products has grown exponentially. As Steve Cochrane, an economist, tells the Forbes Magazine, “The baby boomers are fairly well off, and will be able to afford a fair amount of health care. And they’re going to spend on it” (Clark). Cochrane explains that the aging population is a benefit to all youths who are looking for jobs. Cochrane tells us that this generation is one-of-a-kind because it is the first that wants to enjoy its “twilight” days and expand those days. In an interview with Jack Langley, a senior citizen war veteran in Edison, New Jersey, who is about to enter retirement, Mr. Langley said, “Over the past fifty years, I have seen so much new gadgets that everyone is using. My granddaughter showed me her Ipad a few days ago and I was amazed. So much you can do on that little device” (Langley). Afterwards, Jack Langley reported that he was looking forward to retirement so that he can learn and use these spectacular appliances for his own use. Just like Langley,
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