Alexis Rae Baker

Alexis Rae Baker

By Alexis Rae Baker

Pricey Readers,

Have you ever ever observed that two folks can have a look at the identical state of affairs and see it in a different way? It’s an attention-grabbing phenomenon and one which’s been studied on varied events (have you ever ever seen that image that concurrently appears to be like like a younger lady and an outdated crone?)

The world appears to work in an analogous method. One pretty apparent instance is older generations and youthful generations trying on the world in a different way.

Now, to be truthful, the world does truly work in a different way for various age teams. As a society, we department throughout varied levels of growth at a time, notably within the enterprise world. That being mentioned, we’re taking a look at an accelerated change now resulting from automation, and it’s value mentioning the shift and what it means for us people as time goes on.

I’m truly an enormous fan of know-how. Computer systems fascinate me. And whereas I take pleasure in issues like laptop programming and video gaming, it’s truly the developments in shopper tech that I discover most attention-grabbing (hyperloop techniques, private robots, and replicators).

Inside my lifetime, we’ve seen large leaps within the accessible know-how and the speed appears to be accelerating nonetheless (AGI is prone to occur inside our lifetime). (Learn Forbes’ article on synthetic intelligence.) Nevertheless, as superior because the potential of know-how is, we’re beginning to see some unfavourable uncomfortable side effects growing in consequence, specifically a lower within the required workforce (which primarily impacts the youthful generations).

This isn’t to say that younger individuals are incapable of discovering good, high-paying jobs, simply that the prevalence of such work has decreased. Nearly anybody can get a job working for minimal wage at a quick meals restaurant, however the positions for a high-paying laptop programmer job are few and extremely aggressive.

This coupled with the financial explosion that was Covid, it’s not notably surprising that almost all younger individuals are struggling to pay the payments, or wind up residing at residence, maybe perpetually ($14.50 an hour x 40 hours per week doesn’t a hire make – or reasonably it does, however simply barely and you may’t pay for the rest).

this situation, it is smart that almost all younger folks would really feel a bit hopeless. The hole between struggling and comfy appears insurmountable, and nearly each job poses the identical points. Can it’s completed? Sure. Is it prone to be completed by even the toughest working of younger folks? No.

See how AI has affected jobs.

Because of this, hopelessness tends to be the secret for a lot of, and with none actual hope of escape, folks begin to fall right into a normal melancholy (if I can’t enhance my life, why even strive).

Basically, onerous work in a job gained’t get you to the place you wish to be anymore.

We’re taking a look at a paradigm shift. And that shift is prone to come within the type of new companies. And whereas entrepreneurs don’t essentially earn more cash at first, the potential for higher nonetheless exists.

So, whereas I perceive the will to “help” your fellow man by telling them to “get a job,” think about the likelihood that such advice doesn’t serve folks in addition to it as soon as did. All of the younger people who find themselves glued to their telephones, and spend their days recording TikTok movies, are those making an attempt to determine how you can comply with this new path.

Please, have grace and understanding for anybody having to wrestle via this mess and acknowledge that, although they is probably not doing what you suppose they need to be, they’re nonetheless doing one of the best they’ll.

Nobody desires to be a mooch (I actually imagine that). And those that are, are solely such as a result of they can’t see how they are often the rest. Survival has by no means been simple, and now we’re dealing with a model new risk. Please be sleek, strive to not choose, assist the place you’ll be able to, and encourage these round you.

And for these fighting this shift, I see you. I do know what you’re dealing with and the problem of your job, however I imagine in you and I do know that in case you’re keen to maintain pushing ahead, you’ll discover your method. I do know it’s tempting to simply surrender, to activate the TV to drown your fears and worries. You’re worthy of getting an exquisite life, and there may be nonetheless hope. You’re the change maker we’d like, so tune out the naysayers and embrace your creativity. It’s time to “get to work.”

~ Lexis

Lexis is Alexis Rae Baker. She writes from her residence in Olympia.  Bought a query about life, relationships, spirit? Go to her at or write to Lexis at  

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The Obsessed Guy
Hi, I'm The Obsessed Guy and I am passionate about artificial intelligence. I have spent years studying and working in the field, and I am fascinated by the potential of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. I love exploring how these technologies are being used to solve real-world problems and am always eager to learn more. In my spare time, you can find me tinkering with neural networks and reading about the latest AI research.


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