Summary of Honey, We Shrunk Your Job

Technology, Humans, and the Future of Work

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Honey, We Shrunk Your Job summary
When technological progress is digging a chasm in the labor market, how can you ensure your career averts the precipice?


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Technological progress is excavating a deep chasm in the labor market, into which many middle-skill jobs have fallen and become buried. How can you protect your livelihood in this uncertain environment? With some colorful language, author Adam Fletcher wryly doles out coping mechanisms for society and for individuals. getAbstract recommends his frank, witty video to all employees – especially creatives – trying to ensure that their careers avert the precipice.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How technology is changing the economy and the labor market
  • How society must adjust to this shift
  • How you can seize control of your life and career in an uncertain jobs market


Most people see technological progress as an “exclusively positive” trend. However, the theory of “technological determinism” says that people don’t mold technology; rather, technology molds people. “Every new technology is as much a ...
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Adam Fletcher is the author of The Freedom Figure, a guide to subsisting in the digital age.

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