TED Talk Tuesday #160 Martin Ford; How we’ll earn money in the future without jobs

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talks are posted by Blake Dyason.

A few weeks ago unemployment only affected the poor and uneducated. We all heard the stats. It concerned us but it didn’t affect us enough to make drastic changes.

Today, millions of people around the world are losing their so-called secure jobs with few options of new employment as economies crash with national lockdowns. We will only really know the devastating impact of the coronavirus in the next few weeks.

But for many South African’s (29%) unemployment has been a reality for years and this number is bound to increase year on year as artificial intelligence and technology replace jobs.

Business requires customers and customers require an income. South African unemployment is going to increase with the coronavirus outbreak and businesses will suffer.

Watch this TED Talk by Martin Ford, How we’ll earn money in the future without jobs:

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Blake brings a lot of energy, passion and heart into everything he does. He is extremely passionate about our country, it’s people and the environment. He is based in Cape Town and is happiest when he is running around exploring the beauty of the mountains.