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Obama’s Greatest Challenge: A Jobs Policy for the Tech Age

It’s not just Obama’s challenge, it’s a challenge for the country and for the world. As more and more jobs are automated how will we as societies handle this? Will we rush to restrict commerce and development? To kill ATMs to save bank teller jobs? Let’s hope not as that would be a recipe for stagnation at best, complete economic disaster at worst.

We are going to have to be more nimble as workers. Things will be less permanent. We must accept this reality or we will fall behind our potential as a country, as a planet. Going retrograde on the job front is not the answer.

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Tech Trends Which Will Define 2013 (Assuming we avoid the Mayan Apocalypse)

Of course 2012 was supposed to be the year the TV remote died, and despite my voice activated XBox interface I still keep the remote in hand in those rare moments when I get to watch a bit of television.

Next year cars are supposed to become more automated. Design will become more “natural.’ And 3D printing will go mainstream.

We’ll see. I would argue that in the last few months 3D printing has made leaps into our collective consciousness.

Now if we could print a self driving car – that would be something.

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