Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Old and New, Machines and Jobs|| |
| Old and New, Machines and Jobs
Amma reminisces the good old tanga
transport prevalent in Dharwad and old Mysore.
I am an engineer by education, and a make a living in the technology. But I
am a human first, and have thought for many years about how mechanization causes
job-loss, and whether or not it is a desired trait for the society. I can argue
on either sides, but with the broader perspective of mankind (and also
animal-kind and plant-kind), I tend to side with forces that preserve the
natural (or God-given) abilities.
Meanwhile, BBC reports how technology
is costing art jobs as well in India.
For those interested in the history of machines, jobs, and their impact on social life, I recommend my father's last book The Return Journey (Marupayana in Kannada).
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, July 17, 2003|
Last Modified: 7/17/2003
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