Public Predictions for the Future of Workforce Automation
A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans, but few expect their own jobs to experience substantial impacts.
Job Seeking is Going Mobile
More Americans are using their smartphones during their job search, whether to look up information about a job, create a resume or cover letter, or fill out a job application.
Searching for Work in the Digital Era
The internet is a central resource for Americans looking for work, but a notable minority lack confidence in their digital job-seeking skills.
AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs
Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.
Networked Worlds & Networked Enterprises
Lee Rainie shows how the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction.
Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System
Are you checking email or tweeting or texting as you read this session description? Today, many of us are hyper-connected through the web, mobile technologies and social media.
Knowledge Workers and the Internet (Podcast)
Lee Rainie did a podcast with Inmagic about the latest research of the Pew Internet Project.
Multitasking — Lee Rainie on Kojo Nnamdi’s talk show
My appearance on the Kojo Nnamdi talk show on WAMU (a Washington PBS station) about new research on the problems with mutitasking.
The Future of the Internet III
A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci…
The majority of employed adults (62%) use the internet or email at their job, and many have cell phones and Blackberries that keep them connected even when they are not at work.