Gates and Zuckerberg give warnings about the future of the job market. And they might be right

Gates and Zuckerberg give warnings about the future of the job market. And they might be right

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are among the world’s wealthiest people. They created and developed two of the most powerful and influential technological giants and they both own billions of dollars. Although the two of them work in different spheres, they have similar opinions about a key issue connected with the employment market.

In his graduation speech at Harvard University the Facebook CEO commented on a number of currently important topics, one of which was automatisation.

“Our generation has to deal with the prospective loss of millions of jobs due to automatisation, including pilotless cars and long-distance lorries”, he commented during the official ceremony.

“When our parents graduated, they could rely on their jobs, on the church and society. But nowadays technology and automatisation are eliminating many job positions. It is getting harder to be accepted and stay in a community. Many people are feeling depressed and ignored while trying to fill this void”, Zuckerberg believes.

Earlier this month Bill Gates sent out a similar warning to society. He said he did not want to sound like Benjamin Braddock, the character from “The Graduate”, and the emblematic quote: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word… Plastics.” This is how he describes his business experience.

We can safely say that the one word which describes today’s industruial development is “robotics”. Gates thinks the onset of artificial intellect will have a significant impact on society. The Microsoft founder believes that inequality is the world’s most serious problem.

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