Posts Tagged ‘technology’
Monday, August 12th, 2013
The transcript of a key part of the teleconference can be read at the Jim Romenesko website. As you listen to the relevant audio clip, or read, you’ll notice that Armstrong clearly wants to convince employees that he (Armstrong) is committed to the project’s viability (no joke!!!).
Tags: Abel Lenz, AOL, firing, Patch, technology, teleconference, termination, Tim Armstrong, workplace bullying
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Monday, January 14th, 2013
Watch this CBS-TV 60 Minutes segment on the booming market for robotic workers that replace humans. It’s not sci-fi. MIT researchers are clear that even if manufacturing returns to the U.S., humans will not be involved. Robots will produce the products. This video is a celebration of technology’s limitless future and ability to build wealth for some few entrepreneurs and investors.
Remaining unexplored is the impact on a nation’s human population that is denied gainful employment and all that that provides. Why is the toll on humans not part of the “inevitable” rise of technology? Perhaps we should slow down and ponder consequences of each new “advance.”
What machines, gizmos, technologies (hardware or software) have actually improved economic and living conditions for humans and not businesses?