A few posts ago, I spoke about the apparent evils of outsourcing. The sort of outsourcing discussed was moving jobs to another geographic location in order to save money on labor. That’s not the only kind of outsourcing though.
It is possible to outsource a job to technology. Computers become a more important part of our lives each day and most people use some sort of computer as a major part of their job. Technology has made each of us so much more efficient. But every time we see an increase in the amount of technology we use, it’s met with the inevitable “If we keep replacing jobs with computers, we’re not going to have any jobs left!”
It’s short and straight to the point. It debunks the myth that by increasing our reliance on technology, we’ll eventually innovate ourselves into economic ruin. See if you can apply this to other types of outsourcing as well.