What brave new world will be automated next?

Geeking Out

Today in “jobs I didn’t expect to be automated”: traffic cones

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Organizing Theory

What are the best digital tools for organizing? Check out the latest document from Blueprints for Change. 

Interesting long read—in Fortune, of all places!—about the internal struggle going on between employees and management at Google, when it comes to “don’t be evil” (and related business practices). 

Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability

“…how did we get to the point where one of our employees had to apologetically ask for financial support so she and her family could put a roof over their heads?” One CEO explains how he decided that he and his fellow execs should freeze their pay, so they could raise their starting pay to $15/hour for frontline workers. 

Honestly, who raised these people? Uber rolls out “please tell my driver to shut up” feature for Uber Black. 

What’s Going on in the Workforce

Cannabis delivery companies are “poaching” Uber & Lyft drivers by offering them better jobs with benefits

Use of construction robots is projected to grow tenfold by 2025, in this new industry report. 

Worried that your gig as a Lyft driver will be replaced by an autonomous car? Don’t worry, just become an autonomous car mechanic, says the company’s COO. 

Reputation, reputation, reputation

“…what it can do is pave an escape route from Facebook so worthy alternatives become viable options.” Why the Feds need to make friend list portability a thing, in regulating Facebook. 

Congrats to our friends and readers in San Francisco, which just became the first city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by city agencies. Don’t worry, your iPhone will still recognize you.

The Perils of Trumpism

Last week, the NLRB delivered a blow to rideshare drivers who were making assertions of employee misclassification, declaring that they should rightfully be considered independent contractors. 

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