Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100: AUTOMATION

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The most recent labor statistics indicate that 4.3 million people left their jobs in the month of August. It reminded me of the 1993 film “Jurassic Park,” in which Jeff Goldblum’s character, horrified that dinosaurs were created through genetic engineering, warns: “Nature will always find a way!” America’s work force believes it has the upper hand in today’s economy. However, automation is beginning to replace truck drivers; robotics has already replaced manufacturing workers; and even McDonald’s intends to reduce its per-store workforce to one person by the end of the decade. Nature will always find a way; but so will business. A word to America’s workers: watch out what you wish for.

Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.