Posted on: 09 Feb, 17
The new year is well and truly underway with political and economic concerns saturating the news. However, Oury and Clark are questioning if we need to keep an eye on a different kind of uprising...
1) Don’t worry about immigrants, the robots are coming.
2) That is good news when it comes to commuting by car and reading a newspaper at the same time, bad news when it comes to having a job or indeed owning a car.
3) We have a national minimum wage, which goes up regularly and protects you….a bit… ((see point 2))
4) At the moment, the government offers really generous incentives to companies who innovate under the R&D Scheme tax relief scheme, so if you are solving problems, get in touch with someone decent and use it. You can even use it to build your own robot workforce – but, careful you don’t automate your own job, if you want to keep it.
5) As we are currently philosophically at sea on our attitude towards immigrants, we have no hope of deciding what to do with the robots. But hell, it might make us work out we were wrong about the first bit and we quite like immigrants again.
We are but two fictitious characters throwing out ideas and comment to stimulate debate and collect information. As professional service firms, we are open minded people and think independent thought and debate is essential to help understand, as well as navigate, complex problems. By joves – doing business across Europe (and the world) is set to become a whole lot more complex in light of recent seismic political events. As businesses - we provide information and hopefully some wisdom - and we see this blog and its caricatures merely as a much more fun, perhaps slightly controversial way, of stimulating debate and collecting ideas. We’re searching for some true pearls of wisdom, and as we find them, we’ll share them with you.
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This month Oury and Clark ponder whether technology one day, will not just translate the words, but the body language and cultural nuance. Could all disagreements, and even world peace be achieved if we all understood each other fully, and didn’t get very irritable with the other person’s inability to know how to apologise a lot? (sorry)