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Focusing on jobs growth through automation of the worst jobs.


The United States, a nation where an inevitable shift towards automation seems to loom in the shadows of a not so distant future. For example, companies such as google and others have begun working on robotics projects to automate jobs within manufacturing and other sectors. The movie, iRobot, doesn't seem quite unfathomable as of late. Understanding this large shift of job change and growth in the future has stirred many political and economic debates about education, the weath gap, and a poor jobs market.

To focus on the realization of robots becoming a crucial part to humanities growth and change for the better, we need to broaden our perspective and in the now focus on education and preparing the next generation for these high skilled and medium skilled jobs to ensure we do not create a gap, education initiatives will accomplish this. Next, we need to focus on a reformed tax policy and distribution of wealth that is still conducive to a wealth incentive environment to drive people, because in reality this is what drives a lot of people.

Lastly, I want to focus on a point that I really havent heard and should be seriously considered as an option for potential growth, this idea is that we begin to find the jobs that are notorious for unhappy employees and focus on automating these jobs, creating a happier work force. As we all know happiness is contagious, so focusing these big companies on automating tedious boring hated jobs will improve moral throughout the entire labor force. Help your workers for the future and they will appreciate you. Government initiatives along with all of the above should  be put into place to incentivize automation of lackluster disliked jobs. In truth we know automation is coming, so as a nation why don't we proactively focus on policies that also will not sadden our labor force more, but yet ultimately make them happier and thankful for less labor some, boring jobs. This also needs to be inclusion with a creation of jobs that are not high skilled but skilled enough to allow for no extreme amount of education. I know this is a hard  balance to strike, but I feel if we just reach out to employees and find these jobs it could give us great insight on what really needs automation.

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The more cutting edge companies are already doing this. Amazon is renowned for never hiring a person when a robot can do the job, for example.

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