Author Michael Daugherty believes that technology as a “double-edged sword” will be responsible for major shifts in the workplace, as companies seek a level of efficiency that will cause jobs to “evaporate.”
In an interview with Stephen K. Bannon of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, Daugherty speaks to the rapid advancements in technology influencing everything from medicine to our everyday lives amidst the birth of the “Internet Of Things.”
Daugherty, President and CEO of LabMD, is the author of The Devil Inside the Beltway – The Shocking Exposé of the US Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business.
He warns of the government’s lack of understanding and accountability in the process, calling it “the worst and most unsafe part of the U.S. economy,” as a “culture of lumbering bureaucracy, covering for each other [with] no accountability.”
Daugherty also sees businesses moving toward “the most inexpensive, efficient thing,” observing that “human are erratic, they create problems, they’re expensive, they sue.” Alongside advances in automation technology, he believes that this could create a “perfect storm” in which many of the less educated are “left out in the cold.”
He believes that politicians have been given too much authority to govern medicine and technology without understanding either. “When I’m sick, I don’t call my congressman,” he quips, “when my computer crashes, I don’t call my senator.”