Once the foundation is cemented and building ensues, it doesn’t take long until a society is standing on the shoulders’ of giants. Skilled trade workers are responsible for maintaining and improving society’s foundation. However, in recent years the importance of such workers has diminished in the minds of most causing younger generations to chose a suit and tie over boots and grease. This has created a huge problem or a huge opportunity. That being labor shortages.
For the trades this isn’t new, but the pandemic has resulted in labor shortages across industries. The last industry I worked in (extended warranty) went on a hiring spree during the pandemic, and held a lot of interviews to no avail. Now, that people are getting stimulus checks and increased unemployment checks leaving the house for 8 hours or more seems less appealing. Also, some people don’t want to deal with the nonsense mandates that violate basic rights.
As you can see, the entire economic structure is no longer attractive or working for the majority. UBI and AI have become hot topic because of this very issue. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are becoming more enticing due to the prospect of a high tech/ sci-fi future. What is taking place, is a paradigm shift to corporate city states or small off grid compounds/villages. Humanity carves novelty, but the problem is that there is nothing new under the sun.