Jobs free future: Machines v Lawyers

    “As information technology advances, the legal profession faces a great disruption.” Along with this disruption come serious questions for the future of legal education, legal careers, and the nature of legal business models. In Machines v. Lawyers Professor John O. McGinnis outlines the five key areas of legal practice that are under threat of disruption by ‘machine intelligence’: discovery legal search legal forms legal memos … Continue reading Jobs free future: Machines v Lawyers

Turf wars on the frontiers of the sharing economy

The sharing economy is turning into big business now, with companies perceiving a potential advantage: Looking to save money, big business dives into the sharing economy. And, as this new economy grows, there will be turf wars between the old and the new world. A recent headline on Mashable read “New York Goes to War Against Airbnb for Disrupting Hotel Business“. I’ve been expecting to see headlines like this … Continue reading Turf wars on the frontiers of the sharing economy

Trade unions and the jobs free future

Background to the jobs free future and trade unions Recently I wrote about the jobs free future, where the traditional model of a job for life is dead and industries that were familiar employers during the twentieth century are significantly reducing their need for labour. The jobs free future represents a major structural change to the global economy. Venture capitalist, Steve Schlafman noted in a … Continue reading Trade unions and the jobs free future

What is the future of work? Zero hours, surveillance, robots and the jobs free future

The future of work has been on my mind a lot over the past few years. It seems  that the future of jobs is bleak in a number of ways. For example, zero hours, surveillance, and robots are on the horizon for many workers. This is all part of what I’ve come to call the ‘jobs free future’. This post about the future of work … Continue reading What is the future of work? Zero hours, surveillance, robots and the jobs free future