A whopping 87% of employees worldwide are disengaged at work, resulting in sluggish productivity, increased healthcare costs, and skyrocketing turnover, costing U.S. businesses over $450 billion annually.
Like the famous 1970s commercial where the owl asks how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll lollipop, we may never know how much the government spends on technology. The fiscal 2018 estimate is $90 billion.
Most economists agree that advances in robotics and AI over the next few decades are likely to lead to significant job losses. But what’s less often considered is how these changes could also impact social mobility.