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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Will Technology Make Jobs Obsolete? 36 Free Educational Websites


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Have you ever wondered whether technology will make your job obsolete?


   Raising the minimum wage may be mute for some jobs, especially if those jobs are replaced by a robot.


 If you haven't already, you probably should at least ask the question. A recent article said that eventually 50% of all job tasks could be done without a person.

Now that's not to say that 50% of all jobs will disappear. Most jobs contain some things that can be automated and other tasks that cannot. The article is saying that 50% of the tasks that we do at work could disappear.

Here's just one example. There was a time when a real estate professional had to spend hours finding possibilities for buyers. Today, a few clicks does the job. Instead of paging through the MLS listing, real estate agents today are spending more time helping buyers find appropriate financing. They've shifted part of their time from a routine repetitive task and started using it more productively.

So how do you and I prepare for this automated future? First, you might want to
read the original article.

Next, you probably should look at your job and guesstimate how much of your job could be eliminated by automation. You'll need to do this once a year or so from now on.

Then find out what you could learn that would make you more valuable when those tasks are automated. Employers will be happy to keep people who can give up repetitive tasks and replace them with more demanding, more profitable work. There's actually an opportunity for ambitious, prepared workers.

Then consider if additional education will help you prepare for those future tasks. We have an affiliate with They have many courses that could help you reach that next step. Some are expensive, but losing your job isn't cheap either. Check with your employer. Many will even pay for additional training.

You may find that it'll be hard to upgrade your job and that you need to prepare for limited hours and perhaps even look for a new career field. We have another affiliate that can
help you find another job.

This is not going to be an easy transition. Very few jobs will be untouched by automation in the future. Employers and government can help people prepare, but ultimately you are responsible for your future. If you rely on others, you could be sitting around your home wondering what happened to your future. And, that's something that we'd like to help you avoid. So take action now while there's still time to prepare for what's ahead.



36 Free Educational Websites

According to, there are more than 17,000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world (and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education.

Colleges include the Free University of Reddit, MIT’s Open Courseware, Udacity, Coursera, Alsison and others…

Two-thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can’t stop thinking about those words from over 30 years ago from Isaac Asimov, the famed scientist and science fiction writer [probably best known for the I Robot series].


With mass education, it turned out that most people could be taught to read and write. In the same way, once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries, where you can ask any question and be given answers, you can look up something you’re interested in knowing, however silly it might seem to someone else.


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NOTE:  I’ve always maintained that a better way to increase one’s take home pay is for the government to eliminate ALL taxes at EVERY level on the first $25,000 of income.  That could give everyone an immediate boost in take home pay and spending power and would not burden small businesses – What do you think?


Yours for better living,

Bruce , the Poor Man

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Of course, more folks today, especially retirees and women, pursue businesses of their own, even micro-businesses or sideline ventures.  This is a good avenue to get your feet wet without a lot of time or capital.

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money (Entrepreneur): "You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while. But there’s one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don’t have much money."


Getting an Unsecured Line of Credit for Your Business
Qualify for an unsecured business line of credit by keeping these factors in mind.


·         From Garden to Farmers Market
If you are on the lookout for ways to save money, chances are you already have a garden to cut grocery costs down. Why not use your garden as a money-maker as well by selling your extra produce?

·         Can I Lease a Car with Bad Credit?
Leasing a car can be easy ... if you have good credit. Here's what to do if yours is bad.



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DAR said...

Life sure has changed since I graduated-everything now is planned obsolescence, even our jobs.

Dixson said...

It won't take long as I see how dumb the next generation is getting and how poorly schools are training them.

Cindi said...

Terrific resources and an interesting post-thanks!