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The Rise of the “Useless Class”

A.I. is here, and most global researchers predict one quarter of all jobs worldwide will be lost within the next handful of years. What comes next depends on whether we take the collective or individual approach.

Anthony Fieldman
Jan 18 · 20 min read
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Photo by Artyom Kim on Unsplash
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Photo by Jonathan Kho on Unsplash

Three Potential Scenarios

Retraining (With Increased Frequency)

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In transition. Photo by Rajesh Ram on Unsplash
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Retirement (with a Universal Basic Income)

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The future us? Pixar’s WALL-E
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He had a dream. MLK, Jr.

Reinvention (From Need to Choice)

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Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash
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Our Stay Puft avatars.
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Big Daddy Xi, as his acolytes call him.

Final Thoughts

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There’s no place like home. An early Hollywood utopia.

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