I was pleased last week to finish work on a video on technological unemployment. It’s what the N.Y. Times calls an Op-Doc or opinion documentary. It examines the trend of increasing displacement of workers by technology and the associated income inequality. It also looks at the potential bright side of the trend—abundant cheap goods and services produced by robotics and software.
I haven’t posted the video publicly yet as I’m working on finding the best home for it. I also produced a trailer for it using an After Effects template from RocketStock. I’m very happy with the template. It was easy to use and I think the result looks great. The music is from SmartSound. Using their software SonicFire Pro you can get excellent royalty-free music that is highly customizable. Once the video is publicly available I’ll post more about the video and how I created it.
To learn more about the phenomenon of technological unemployment see the Technology & Employment website run by my friend Dave Kinnear and myself.