Jacob Baytelman - Full stack developer, project manager, CTO
Smart City - Jobs In Danger
Oyster-like payment systems in the public transport eliminate
the jobs of ticket sellers (believe it or not, in Ukraine there's one in each tram).
So these people will become jobless.
It's not the reason to stop the technology and progress, but it definitely
Smart shopping carts and self checkout systems kill jobs in retail
while online shopping platforms take the role of commercial centres away from cities to the
3D-printing of houses and machines are no longer a science fiction, so cities stop being the centres of
Self-driving cars and smart traffic infrastructure will send home the whole army of drivers.
Again, what are people going to do in cities when their jobs are taken by robots?
New smart jobs are needed for smart cities.
New roles are needed for smart cities.
Otherwise smart cities can end up without population, which is not quite smart.
June 21, 2016