The socioeconomic fabric in the United States is changing. Our society is becoming computerized thus an advanced skill set is required. Besides an extremely advanced skill set, education at the Masters, even Doctorate levels will be required to have a modicum of a solidly middle class existence. A Bachelor's Degree is now equivalent to a high school education. Anyone w/ a Bachelor's Degree has to attain an advanced education if h/she wants to be at the professional level. Anyone who feels that a Bachelor's Degree is enough will be consigned to a service or Mcjob(unless it in the STEM subjects).
As middle & lower white collar jobs will be downsized, even eradicated, the middle class as we know it will be drastically reduced. Such people will become part of the lower classes unless they elect to upgrade their skill sets & education. There will only be TWO socioeconomic classes in the future- the VERY RICH & VERY POOR, w/ very few people in between. Welcome to the NEW dystopian world, my children. Your thoughts?
Or the computers will become so "smart" that virtually no education at all is required to use them. Which is what we're seeing now.
But when everyone has a doctorate, who will you hire to build your home, and as there won't be uneducated to do it, what will you have to pay? We already see many tradesmen earning far more than office workers, and the difference is likely to grow even further. Mostly because you're right - the workers will have a PHD in "how to build a house", it just won't be earned in the classroom.
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