“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers”, said, roughly, Pablo Picasso in the 1960’s.
The processing power of computers is reahing that of the human brain.
Some decades ago the counter of a general store might have looked like that.
Digital immigrant: “Do you know what this is?”
As electronics is getting smaller, it is only natural that we are getting more of it also under our skins.
Stefania Albanesi and colleagues from the Liberty Street Economics discussed already a year ago about the polarization of the labour market. As the share of routine manual work is decreasing, the share of cognitive non-routine work is increasing. Work life is getting more complex.
In Finland, the number of freelancers has risen over 40% from 2000 until 2014. In the US, freelancers make up roughly 7% of the workforce, and by 2020 it’s expected to be nearly 16%. Is this a road to precarity?