Introduction: From the book Beat the Robots

This piece is part of the book Beat the Robots.

This is call for a better life. Yes, a call for your better life.

Maybe you feel the world is on a path of self-destruction. Maybe you think nothing can be done to save it from our own creations.

Maybe you have been fired from a job you liked, from a job you thought would give you the same level of security that your parents had. You thought that if you worked hard enough and dedicated your time to that job, you would be safe. But there isn’t a safe job anymore. The world is changing so fast that the elements you believed were permanent are now shadows from a glorious past.

Until the year 2000, working for a company was the safest, most stable path. Worries about the bills, mortgage, student loans, and a 401k have always been there, but the level of uncertainty regarding finding and keeping a great job is much higher today.

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