Jason Hope Discusses Tech-driven Labor Market Disruptions

Jason Hope, Arizona’s foremost tech entrepreneur, has made a long career out of being right about future trends before they materialize.

Recently, Hope has taken his laser-like powers of observation and prediction and put them to work, writing about many of the big issues that will face the country in coming years, as technology rapidly displaces jobs that were once the considered the birthright of young Americans.

Self-driving cars and self-serving food

Taken together, the food service and logistics industry comprise a large portion of all entry-level jobs in the United States. Hope sees the almost total replacement of these jobs with automation as practically inevitable. While he knows that some societies, like the ancient Greeks, may have suppressed the high-technology of their time for the sake of social stability, Hope sees no such inclinations among America’s ruling elite. He believes that the sooner we consign ourselves to the inevitability of the highly disruptive technologies that are to come, the quicker and more effectively we can mount a response.

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Jason Hope points to restaurants like California’s Eatsa as evidence that these are not mere abstractions or thought experiments. Hope believes that the only thing currently preventing widespread adoption of full automation throughout the U.S. fast food industry is just a few more years of product development. Once the price drops to approximately one quarter of its current level, says Hope, we will see the collapse of the entry-level job market begin in earnest. But Hope says the silver lining is the incredible amount of leisure time this will give to America’s young people.

Learn more about Jason Hope: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SENS_Research_Foundation

Swiss Startup Factory Co Founder Mike Baur

Mike Baur is currently an entrepreneur who co founded the company Swiss Startup Factory. He started up this company back in the year 2014 which allowed him to build on his experience of helping entrepreneurs reach their full potential. The company provides mentorship and coaching to a number of entrepreneurs. This allows them to get in the best position to attain consistent success. Baur has also participated in startup investing in which he invested his funds in new emerging companies. This endeavor lasted for one decade prior to starting up his own company. At the very beginning of his career, Mike worked in the banking industry where he would help businesses with their financing needs. Therefore, Mike has built a solid foundation of working with startup companies.

 

Baur’s experiences during the course of his career closely tie in to each other. When he first started his career, he would provide advice and assistance to entrepreneurs who were seeking financing. Mike looked over and evaluated the financial situation and potential for a business and then decide to give them financing in the form of loans. This would allow businesses to obtain the funds necessary to fulfill their objectives of growth and expansion.

 

After twenty years working in the banking sector, Baur would move on to begin investing in startup companies. During this time in his career, Mike would spend his own capital on new businesses and wait to get profitable returns. For Mike, he was able to make considerable amount of money with this activity. By earning a lucrative income with this activity, Baur was convinced that startup companies are very profitable and have lots of potential. Investing in startup companies was the final step in propelling Mike to entrepreneurship.

 

Shortly after his stint as an investor, Mike started up Swiss Startup Factory. The company adopted an innovative business model that emphasizes banking and consulting. Baur’s company regularly holds and event where a number of entrepreneurs can present their idea for a business. Mike evaluates each idea and then chooses ones that have the most potential for success. Once a given business is chosen, it will receive guidance and assistance during its existence. Swiss Startup Factory will provide advice on how to manage debt, arrange financing, track financial transactions, use more effective marketing methods and improve products and services. These forms of assistance have proven to help many entrepreneurs ensure that their businesses succeed.