Studies

Read the below studies on the future of work, including how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact jobs, health, & sense of purpose. 

Obama Administration

Some 62% of America's jobs are at risk of being "automated into obsolescence."

 

Oxford University

About 47% of total US employment is at risk from "computerisation." 

 

McKinsey & Company

Approximately 45% of the activities individuals are paid to perform can be automated with today's technologies.
 

 

MIT / Boston University

Each robot added in a given commuting area reduced employment by 3-6 workers, and lowered overall wages by 0.25-0.5%.

 

World Economic Forum

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will likely destroy more jobs than it will create.


 

Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Nearly 40% of jobs in the U.S. are at risk from automation and robotics by 2030, with outsized impact on women in the early stages.
 

 

U.K. Government

This provocative UK study shows the impact of under- and unemployment on human health.

Harvard University

Harvard's Robert Putnam has done extensive research on America's social isolation and economic inequality.

Forrester Research

America will experience a net loss of 7% of jobs by 2025.
 

 

Thought Leaders

Read through the analysis that we believe to be of critical importance to understanding the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

A World Without Work

One of the most succinct, balanced, and compelling essays on the myriad of impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 

Rise of the Robots

Author and futurist Martin Ford makes the persuasive case that robotics, automation, and machine learning will likely require basic income to meet human needs.

MIT Technology Review

The preeminent tech website from one of America's most important universities.


 

 

Bill Gates

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates argues for a tax on disruptive technologies to slow the speed of automation.

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes America should explore universal basic income to protect workers who are unprepared for automation, AI.
 

Nick Smoot

Writing for VentureBeat, IC Founder Nick Smoot shares his vision for community-led economic development, focusing on local talent and ingenuity.

 

Bryan Wright

Writing for the LA Times, IC Director Bryan Wright makes the case for why our future economic value is not what we do but who we are. He proposes and explains the concept of data mining royalties.

Bryan Wright (Cont)

Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, Bryan explains how we might fund a nation-wide study of basic income without using taxpayer dollars.


 

Nick Smoot (Cont)

At TED-Talk Spokane, Nick speaks about the importance of citizen engagement and why it's critical for people to thrive in the future economy.