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WHERE ARE THE NEW JOBS COMING FROM? 'NOT FROM ECONOMIC RECOVERY BUT A PARADIGM SHIFT,' REPORT SAYS
MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - July 24, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ -- Don't count on
yesterday's jobs for tomorrow's income, warns Richard W. Samson, author of
an employment-trend report issued by think tank EraNova Institute
(www.eranova.com). Thanks to a "brain drain" of human skills into
electronic systems, "even the most high-tech jobs are being downsized
rapidly," he says. "They ll never resize and some will disappear." On the
horizon, however, are new jobs based on a re-definition of human endeavor.
The basic problem is not, Samson says, that high-tech and service jobs are
going overseas. That's only temporary. Third-world contractors, like
Americans, will eventually lose out to all-electronic solutions. The
report identifies a "global brain drain" as the key source of today's
employment turbulence, and points to a coming restructuring of jobs based
on "meta-mental" skills that are uniquely human.
"Our mental processes are rapidly being transferred into computers,
microchips, networks, and mechanical devices of all types," he says. "If
we want to stay useful, we need to leapfrog the technology that's
A similar sea change happened when machines began taking over muscle work
at the dawn of the industrial age. Back then, the report says, people
adjusted by moving up to know-how work. "But know-how is the very thing
now being automated," says Samson. Obvious examples of downsized,
almost-gone occupations include switchboard operator (thanks to electronic
phone switches), and typesetter (thanks to page-composition software). On
the way out are most personal secretaries and middle managers (thanks to
electronic systems that automate business activities). "Today
information-technology and service jobs, in particular, are being
squeezed," says Samson.
Innovation has always created new jobs to replace those lost, but what
exactly are those new jobs this time? The report describes a paradigm
shift to "meta-mental" or "hyper-human" work that will be tomorrow s norm.
It's based on attributes and abilities that computers are not likely to
co-opt -- at least for the next few decades.
The report, Surviving the Great Global Brain Drain, may be downloaded from
the EraNova Institute at http://www.eranova.com/braindrain.pdf
More information: http://www.eranova.com
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