Hat Tip to Coffee Connoisseur for bringing this article to our attention in Open Mike today.
Service hub technology is automating call center and receptionist roles right now and this will increase in pace as more and more switch to connecting with services using Apps. With driverless car technology just around the corner, up to 45% of current jobs will cease to exist.
One of the most loved US presidents JFK gave a speech that began with the following:
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.”
Consider this in light of the level of secrecy that exists around TPPA and TISA
UPDATED: Chris Trotter finally wrote something I have NO disagreement with, and I dedicate his post to Puckish Rogue, BM and too many more to name.
Wth everyone fixated on the China stock market descent I wonder… what will be slipped out today and tomorrow