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Creating and managing jobs for people using technology

By james.chau ·
Technology has been used for many purposes but never has it been used solely for discovering, creating, and managing job opportunities.
Employment Centers were simply looking for pre-existing jobs and presenting them to the public only. Projects and applications had traditionally been initiated, designed and developed to increase economic factors instead of family and social factors. Our world is people, isn't it about time technology benefits people instead of economy only ? While applications such as CRM help concentrate on discovering opportunites and organizing activities to exploit them through products and agents, why isn't there any project or application for discovering job opportunities and organizing activities to create them through capitalization, environmental, social and economical infrastructures and collaboration instead of pure competition ?

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idea . . .

by apotheon In reply to Creating and managing job ...

Somehow, your discussion of the people at the heart of things makes me think of Soylent Green.

In any case, what you seem to miss is that the economy is about people. If a market economy is allowed to function properly, and is protected from violence, fraud, and other forms of force, it tends toward an equilibrium that rewards work and innovation, and promotes creation of wealth and opportunities. It's all about cooperation and collaboration, though competition factors into it as well.

What you're seeing as a broken economic system is a market that is subject to the whims of those who wish to apply force to unfairly dominate markets. A great many well-meaning people feed that beast, making it stronger, in the attempt to slay it. We end up with these screwed-up hybrid economies with too much governmental red tape tying up what should be free and ignoring what should be regulated, and artificially sustained centralizations of power end up being misused as a matter of course because they have the mandate and permission of law.

In any case, I have an idea for an open-source online service I think I want to try putting together. You kinda gave me the idea. I'll have to see if I can get it going, now.

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2022 is not all that far away and our world is almost already a wasteland

by james.chau In reply to idea . . .

Almost half of north americans are too fat, I don't think food shortage is a problem for quite a while, but job shortage may become a problem if the importance of human deployment continues to be ignored, just like Soylent Green's humanity ignoring to nuture earth, then we may have an economical wasteland by 2022 where jobs are extremely scarce for humans as well as machines.

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Hmm not a clue !

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Creating and managing job ...

Not sure how you could do this and keep competition (commercialism ?) out. Certainly if it's a job, i.e. you get paid for it the market comes into play immediately. If you are talking areas the big corporates are not currently looking at, then how can you keep them out, if it's successful.

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Clue: innovation

by james.chau In reply to Hmm not a clue !

Competition since 1985 had not been centered around innovation but by cost cutting through automation and mergers in the name of increasing efficiency and effectiveness. The world advances through innovations, which has been conspicuously absent for 20 years. Historically innovations come from human ingenuity, which is fostered by an environment which endorses education, collaboration, progress, economic synergy, and a highly effective deployment of human intelligence and energy through jobs. Of course, jobs create more jobs, wealth gets created instead of being mindlessly concentrated. As a result, tax coffers increase, innovations foster further innovations, healthy competition encourages economic expansion through continuous technological advances and explorations. The central element of these is also the mantle of all successful presidential mandates : Jobs (meaningful jobs, please).

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OK now we are cooking

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Clue: innovation

Healthy competitiveness promotes efficiencies. In our commercial world efficient means cost effective. Now we can argue about whether it's more efficient to reduce human labour, thereby providing a greater cost on society and a lesser one on business. But it doesn't really matter.

Labour efficiences are in place to combat a lack of natural resources. We live in a finite world, eventually we are going to run out of everything, the commercial requirement for efficiency becomes more and more acute. We could build molecular splicers, but that would simply stave off the problem for a while by redefining natural resource.
So the only value adding innovation I can think of is getting off this planet and giving ourselves access to more natural resources.
Wealth(money) after all is meaningless if it won't buy what you need to survive. Taking all of Bill's off him and dividing it between us would achieve nothing in terms of long term survival because he hasn't got more natural resources all he's got is some large numbers in various computer systems.

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Innovations create a new world

by james.chau In reply to OK now we are cooking

natural resource is a myth we can't understand nor manage effectively, but innovation (see the movie Aviator yet?) definitely re-create our world as known. Without new sciences our world would not have been possible to provide the food, infrastructures and tools to support 6 billion+ people. For the world to better support people newer innovations are needed to address issues such as job displacements, wars, pollution, aging population, and a slew of new ones such as natural disaster, not simple disaster and recovery.

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A myth ?

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Innovations create a new ...

We certainly don't manage it effectively, but it is not a myth.

Innovate as much as you like but at a certain point in order to build shelter or grow food you need a natural resource to make them out of. All you can do is innovate is more efficient ways of using that resource, the resource itself is finite, and becomes scarcer at every birth and year added to our lifespan.

When it runs out your scr*wed, me I'll be on mars with a lot of land, couple of mines and several greenhouses growing stuff to eat.

You want a future business area, buy landfills and then suss out cost effective recycling. At the current rates of consumption they'll be worth their weight in potatoes and wood.

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So how many people do you plan to hire for your Mars project ?

by james.chau In reply to A myth ?

I believe now you are thinking in the direction of job creation. Mars is a lot safer than Iraq or Indonesia these days.

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Going to build the rocket in my backyard

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to So how many people do you ...

Crew of ten volunteers.
Project never got off the ground though.
Tee Hee
Just the decision to do it in a big way would create an enormous number of jobs. Some of the spin offs have been very valuable, seeingas your government paid big bucks for most of it, I wonder why they didn't profit from them.

Once you get there, no room for commerce, lots of room to manouvre and some new and interesting things to do every day.
Give me enough stuff to stand a chance at surviving and I'd go tomorrow, one way ticket.
It would be a lot cheaper than all this coming back crap as well.

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Supply and Demand

by smallbiz-techwiz In reply to Clue: innovation

"Jobs create more jobs"? How does that work? From the first trading of fur pelts for grain, job creation is only the act of hiring people to fill someone else's need... at a price. Filling those needs for the customer results in generating revenue. If you're not generating revenue, or providing support to that effort, your job exists at someone else's expense. You can't wave a magic wand and create jobs first if there's no demand for those services. Who's going to pay us?

I completely agree with the part about innovations, but they first require funding from someone who expects to see a return on that investment. Since the bubble burst, most companies are just trying to cut costs to make ends meet because investors have lost confidence in long-term ventures. I believe that the economy is recovering, and investors are regaining their confidence, but innovation will be born only when there is a market for it. You can create a gizmo that turns thought into JPEG files and be held in awe by the scientific community, but unless someone can figure out a way to sell it, it's useless. Even if an innovation benefits mankind, you can't force anyone to pay you for making it. There has to be a demand for it.

Please don't take offense from this, but I don't understand the part about - "wealth gets created instead of being mindlessly concentrated". Who's wealth are you talking about? How does it "get created" all on it's own? I'm not sure if you meant that those creating their own wealth are mindless for not giving it away, but it kinda sounds like that.

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