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