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Gartner predicts social unrest in machine economy

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Gartner, the world’s largest IT market research firm whose analysts consult with the biggest global businesses, predicts social unrest as jobs become displaced by machines.

Nick Farrell writing in TechEye says:

Gartner claims that there will be some major changes in technology soon, which will reduce the need for workers. This will bring about social unrest, the analyst firm warned….
Daryl Plummer, a Gartner analyst at the research firm’s Symposium ITxpo said the digital revolution is not following the same path. It is leading to a decline in the overall number of people required to do a job…Plummer said that by 2018, 3D printing will result in the loss of at least $100 billion a year in intellectual property globally.

The reason so many organizations are seeking to introduce machines is one of lower cost and increased productivity with higher quality. It is certainly worth a close look at which jobs will not be displaced and training in one of those to enjoy success in the machine economy…


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