17 MAY 2013 by ideonexus

 Kodak, Instagram, and Automation

Here’s a current example of the challenge we face... At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-cl...
Folksonomies: automation unemployment
Folksonomies: automation unemployment
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A cautionary tale of how automation is running people out of employment.