Want total job security?
Great. Let me tell you about my love-hate relationship with technology.
As much as it “connects” us, it is equally tearing us apart an an uncontrollable rate.
McDonald’s has self-ordering kiosks.
Sam’s Club is opening up a cashier-less store in Texas.
Amazon already has Amazon Go that is cashier-less.
And while the local grocery store may not go cashier-less, they definitely have less cashiers than before with their self-checkout stations.
We’re moving towards an interaction-less society.
And our cell phones are accelerating that problem.
How much screen time do you get in a day?
Parents, how much screen time do your kids get in a day?
Kids from mid-to-higher income families average 6 hours a day of screen time.
6 HOURS A DAY?!!
Lower income kids average 8 hours.
I completely agree that some cashier/people-less actions are more efficient.
There are definitely days that I don’t want to pretend to smile with a cashier as I buy my toiletries.
But combining people-less environments with the decline of in-person interactions because of habitual device use and it’s the perfect storm to groom future generations to be anti-social.
Want a successful career in the future?
Learn soft skills, because there will be entire generations that don’t know how to engage another human.