Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office.The new study from the Brookings Institution used government data on work tasks to track how use of digital tools changed in a wide
In the days to month following the fifth and first deadliest shootings in modern U.S. History, one Florida private school is preparing for gun violence by taking the matter into its own hands—or, its students’ backpacks. The Florida Christian School in Miami is selling bulletproof ballistic panels for its students’ backpacks. George Gulla, the school’s dean of students and head of security, told CNN that for $120, these insertable, lightweight backpack panels can add another level of protection to
Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He co-led a study that found it’s “a substantive and widespread phenomenon that is making the U.S. labor market more inefficient.” To take one egregious example, two-thirds of job postings for production supervisors require a four-year college degree—even though only 1 in 6 people already doing the job has that credential.Credentialism obviously harms job applicants.
This Halloween, what's really getting Americans' skin to crawl? Clowns, climate change, and nuclear war are all drumming up fears in the hearts of Americans — but apparently not as much as the prospect of losing health insurance. Halloween masks of Donald Trump. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images. An annual survey by Chapman University found that many respondents considered "Trumpcare" to be some truly spooky legislation. According to the study, which gauged how fearful respondents were on 80 different topics
If I were a YouTuber, this would be my monthly favorites video. But I’m not so instead I’m writing it all down here!!!!!!!!!!! September was a very bizarre month for me. For one, Virgo season sent me into an existential tailspin about my ~future~ and I cried my eyes out (chic!) more than once in a therapist’s office dramatically while worrying about change, my health, and dying alone. In general I gotta admit, September was rough! I hit some
Allegations against Harvey Weinstein have reignited a nationwide conversation about protecting women from sexual assault. With two out of three sexual assault cases going unreported, people are asking questions about how to help survivors shield others from repeat offenders. And the device you carry around every day might just have the answer. An app called “Callisto” was created to empower sexual assault survivors to report abuses by giving them assurance that they aren’t alone. It offers survivors three options: to record abuses,
You already wear a wristband that monitors your heart rate and activity levels, but what if the next trend in wearables were a little more permanent? Researchers at Harvard and MIT teamed up to create a biosensitive tattoo ink that will change colors if the person is dehydrated or experiencing off-nominal blood sugar levels. In the video below, you can see preliminary tests of the technology on pig skin, which closely approximates human skin. While the cutting-edge wearable technology
Whenever a new generation comes of age, it inevitably ends up getting scrutinized by those who came before. Just look at how millennials have been derided for killing , , and . If you believe everything you read, it’s like this generation is single-handedly out to destroy all that is holy in America, leaving nothing behind for posterity. have also killedAlso called the iGeneration, Generation Z is loosely defined as anyone born between the mid-1990s and the mid-2000s (aka
Corporate-jet makers are flooding the market, spurring deep discounts for new aircraft and fueling a three-year slide in prices of used planes.Most major manufacturers, including Gulfstream and Bombardier Inc. -- which is also contending with rising hurdles in its commercial-jet business -- have pared production somewhat in the last couple years as demand for private jets has sagged. But that hasn’t been enough to halt declines in aircraft values, say consultants, brokers and analysts in the $18 billion industry.Gone is
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The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Joyce said officials are looking into “what would be a better system” that utilizes the latest technologies, including a “modern cryptographic identifier,” such as public and private keys.according to the Social Security Administration. Supplanting such an ingrained apparatus would not happen over night. The original intent was to track U.S.
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