Makerspace Development 06/09/15

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podcast-coverToday’s Question: What does 90% automation mean for work after retirement age?

After the Great Recession, a lot of Americans are left without a nest egg as they approach their golden years.

And they have less time to save for retirement.

Last week, Boeing announced the start of production for its next Jetliner.

However, this announcement comes with at least one big caveat. Ninety percent of the work is automated. Up from 70 percent.

Technically, this is just the wing assembly. However, it is indicative of the challenges facing Americans all across the country.

The best answer near-term is makerspace development. Aging workers may not be suited for the same jobs as they did earlier in their careers. However, it doesn’t mean that all is lost.

Zachary Alexander