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Is your job being phased out by technology?

Technology is eating jobs—and not just toll takers.

Tellers, phone operators, stock brokers, stock traders: These jobs are nearly extinct. Since 2007, the New York Stock Exchange has eliminated 1,000 jobs. And when was the last time you spoke to a travel agent? Nearly all of them have been displaced by technology and the Web. Librarians can't find 36,000 results in 0.14 seconds, as Google can. And a snappily dressed postal worker can't instantly deliver a 140-character tweet from a plane at 36,000 feet.


Asked by tasches at 6:01 PM on Feb. 17, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • I am a SAHM... I would certainly hope my job won't be phased out by technology. I am also a potter, and that will never be phased out either, people like hand made things too much.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:04 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Technology, no. But at the rate people aren't using the post office, yes, my job won't last forever. If people would use the post office more instead of online bill pay, etc, the USPS would be doing better.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • No, my job is being phased out because of BRAC 2005.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:40 PM on Feb. 17, 2011

  • Not yet. I write computer programs.

    Answer by andrea96 at 11:43 AM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • They even have a robot here that does hystorectomys!!!I could not handle that!!

    Answer by grismelda at 5:30 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

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