Friday, March 25, 2016

Ken Curran (Snr) on Robotics and New Technology

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The introduction of Robotics and New Technology into society without some form of democratic intervention spells danger. The threat has the potential of displacing as many as 10 to 11 million people currently in employment over the next ten years.

This was the warning given by Mr David Blanchflower, Economic Adviser to the Bank Of England in February 2016. His warning was picked up by Tom Watson Labour’s Deputy Leader at a Labour Spring Conference. Tom Watson also quoted 11 million job losses. He never told the Conference what Labour should do to address the issue.

Unless new technology is introduced in a measured and planned way in order to protect people and institutions, we run a great risk of seeing a massive social breakdown across society leading to civil disorder. If Industry and Commerce are not mandated to ensure the needs of the people are foremost among their considerations, chaos shall be the result.
                                                                                                                                                        Kenneth Curran Snr;

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