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Ethan Cruikshank

Ethan Cruikshank

Ethan Cruikshank

Symbolic Systems
"Automation and Job Loss: Which Solution Cares for Workers and Who Should Pay for It?"

Jobs can provide more than just a source of income: many supply workers with purpose, opportunities for growth, and community. Thus, as innovation in automation continues and machines are replacing workers in a growing number of capacities, workers are losing more than just money. Ethan intends to investigate the nature of work and ascertain the impact of its loss in conjunction with examining how proposed solutions to the unemployment caused by automation can address these issues. Finally, should those who profit from automation — employers and innovators — foot the bill?