Check out the Tampa Bay Times articles about Flippy below. After reading part 1, what do you think about the future of robots in the workplace? What types of jobs do they replace? After reading part 2, what kinds of skills do people have that cannot be replaced by Flippy?
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SS.8.FL.1.3 Explain that getting more education and learning new job skills can increase a person’s human capital and productivity.
SS.8.FL.1.4 Examine the fact that people with less education and fewer job skills tend to earn lower incomes than people with more education and greater job skills.
SS.8.FL.1.5 Examine the fact that investment in education and training generally has a positive rate of return in terms of the income that people earn over a lifetime, with some education or training having a higher rate of return than others.
SS.912.FL.1.5: Discuss reasons why changes in economic conditions or the labor market can cause changes in a worker’s income or may cause unemployment.
SS.912.FL.1.2: Explain that people vary in their willingness to obtain more education or training because these decisions involve incurring immediate costs to obtain possible future benefits. Describe how discounting the future benefits of education and training may lead some people to pass up potentially high rates of return that more education and training may offer.
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