Since the first Industrial Revolution kicked off in 1771, the specter of the machine as a destroyer of jobs has haunted workers. For over 240 years, automation has driven the creative destruction of jobs and businesses, which has led to unprecedented levels of affluence. Today, we’re immersed in the fifth such wave of automation, and it appears that nearly half of today’s American jobs are at risk. Which jobs are these? What are the implications for workers, managers, and investors? How can you make the most of this situation? We’ll explain.
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