Its 9 a.m. on a Monday, and I wake up with sun shining through an open window as a palm tree sways just outside. The smell of salt water, combined with the sounds of people milling about on the sidewalk below reminds me that I am not in Silicon Valley. Instead, I walk up to the window to see Waikiki Beach just a block away. In short order, I'm off to the beach.
That machines may someday reduce the size if the workforce and require a different skill set is not a new concern. The disruptions are coming sooner, and we more urgently need to determine what we can do, and what the role for government should be, which can make the transition somewhat less difficult.