Passing the baton

Nathan Zeldes here – taking over from Michael Einstein as the month’s owner of IORG’s social media in December. Any comments and input are welcome – use the contact form on our site,


  1. In my upcoming book I have an appendix on the four-day 32-workweek – with no cut in pay or increase in business costs (4-32-0). I suggest the positive side of the impact of AI and robotics, etc might be considered. That is, we might look at humanity’s aim of a more balanced life with less work (working more intelligently) – enabled in part by such technologies. The aim is not a loss of jobs, but everyone working less.

  2. Hi Nathan,
    well, I don´t know whether you in the IORG may be able to help me, but I think it´s worth a trial: I´m preparing an article for the next issue of Personalwirtschaft about the future of work (in the light of AI, robotics et al). While already having written about “the old days” of telework, Big Data, analytics and the upcoming role of AI and algorithms, I now want to go a step further into the world a the Spatial Web, the “real” impact of the use of AI in work environments. Which kinds of new jobs are really emerging at the horizon? There are so many studies refering about the impact of AI on work, but there are few to none (not one that I know) really talking about new job profiles (except the often cited Data Analyst or Python Programmer) when algorithms, deep neural networks, the Blockchain and perhaps even Quatum Computers (in the near future) will take over so many and not only repetitive tasks formerly (or presently) done by humans.
    Would you know any experts (or sources) whom I could perhaps contact in regards to this subject?

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