Rise Of The Machines
Good Magazine has a scary/sad/inevitable piece on how Robots Are Replacing Middle Class Jobs.
The culprit, in other words, is technology. The hard truth–and you don’t see it addressed in news reports–is that the middle class is disappearing in large part because technology is rendering middle-class skills obsolete.
We may be heading toward a future with plentiful high-end jobs and plentiful low-end jobs, and not much in the middle. What if only doctors, lawyers, engineers, and managers can live a decent life, buy a house or apartment, and pay for their children to get specialized degrees? What if a liberal-arts degree on its own prepares you for little more than work as a security guard? What if the skills that prepare one for a job with decent pay get increasingly hard to attain?
Scary shit to say the least.