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How many Jobs Could Be Replaced By Technology?



March 12, 2011 – Comments (2)

600,000 Postal Workers replaced by eMail

6,000,000 Teachers by Virtual Education

2,000,000 Finance workers by online banking

10,000,000 government workers by digital delivery of govt services

5,000,000 heatlhcare workers by digital delivery of healthcare

4,000,000 real estate, mortgage and insurance sales people by online sales

5,000,000 retail workers with online shopping

Plus SAVE 10 BILLION GALLONS OF GASOLINE simply by having over 30,000,000 people not having to drive to and from work everyday.

and this is just scratching the surface with CURRENTLY available technology

welcome to the Digital Age....welcome to


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#1) On March 13, 2011 at 12:21 AM, tdonb (21.57) wrote:

I don't think technology will replace teachers. I think it may flip teaching on its head so that students watch lectures at their own pace and then meet with teachers to do their homework, but there will always be a need for experienced advice and guidance.

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#2) On March 13, 2011 at 10:13 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Technology has ALREADY replaced teachers in India plus other parts of the world and test scores are higher.

Many people didn't think the car would replace the horse in the early years.....

Just the savings of gasoline would be enormous....well into the billions of gallongs....not to mention eliminating the need to maintain and heat over 35,000 buildings.


Technology has already replaced MOST stock traders as well with HIGH Frequency Trading on the exchange floors.

At this point, it appears few of us will be capable to appreciate the full extent of what will and will not be able to achieve. 

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