When people complain how technology, especially the internet, kills jobs they could not be doing a better job of advertising the fact that they don’t get it. Starting with cavemen and right up to the present, every new advancement brought better jobs and lives for all of us. We never deliberately stop innovating just to hold on to old jobs. Some jobs exist without enough skilled people to fill them. For example, there are many new jobs building robots, tablets and high-speed micro-processors, etc. There are plenty of jobs for people with internet advertising skills – in many cases, more jobs than skilled people. The Pyramids were built by paid labor, not slaves, before the invention of the wheel. Would they have complained about the darn wheel – “this is going to kill jobs – much better to haul slabs of heavy stone by hand, slowly!” Maybe some would have said that – but as soon as someone thought of putting 4 wheels together, the game changed and suddenly there are plenty of new, great jobs that didn’t exist before.
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