New Communications Systems will Affect Computer Jobs? One of the constant worries about the new high‐tech developments that are announced with such frequency is their effect on the employment market. Throughout the ages each new discovery has affected the working patterns of society but more than ever before the rapid growth in new technology has quickly altered not only the way in which we work but the number of people who can work. It does not require a social scientist or a cybernetician working in this field to inform society of the effects that will accrue from the apparently never ending technological advances that are being announced, and subsequently implemented. Each one produces a scare of enormous proportions. In the 1950s the computer was to put most people out of work, the microcomputer “revolution” was later expected to make sure that those who kept their jobs would soon be redundant. Fortunately, these predictions were not true and although the world's workforces have changed in so many instances to accommodate the new technology the age of total leisure or of mass unemployment has yet to arrive.
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