Humans of Machine Age: Management Strategies for Redundancy

Mustafa Emre Civelek


The main premise of this paper is that digitalization would perish human skills and perpetuate inequality since it increases redundancy. The majority of future humans may turn into vagabond and aimless beings owing to the reality that machines will take over their jobs. Basic living stipend which is regarded as a solution for widespread unemployment would result in chronic redundancy. Moreover, it is also not a remedy for the inequality which stems from the dynamics of post-digital ecosystem. Abundance economy would not mean equal well-being as proposed optimistically by some scholars. Rising machine intelligence will bring about unexpected consequences. In the future, governments may have to consider how they manage redundancy and inequality. Widespread unemployment and inequality in the post-digital ecosystem would indirectly exert pressure on the profitability of enterprises; therefore, it falls within the scope of business management as well. In the light of such developments, this paper aims to spark discussions on the paradoxes of management in the post-digital ecosystem.


Digital Economy, Management, Unemployment, Artificial Intelligence, Future

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