As many people in the world pass through the eye of the pandemic storm, aspiring to survive and experience the sun again, another catastrophe looms—albeit barely visible. This potentially devastating problem lurks around the corner from the big-box store that may have just provided their COVID-19 vaccinations, but it is of a very different nature. We are facing a pending tsunami of automation.
This pending tsunami is fueled by many converging factors, with technology at its center. As companies struggle to fill positions, they will look toward automation as a solution. And, as a rising minimum wage affects their bottom lines, they will seek ways to replace people with more cost-effective, profit-friendly tools. COVID-19 was a wake-up call for many companies to find alternative ways to do business.
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