As automation continued to drive the GDP of industrialized countries, the effects of this progress began to show. The gap between the rising GDP and the average real wage continued to widen and so did the gap between the rising GDP and employment. Even though early studies showed that automation displaced workers at an exponential rate, it was only after large sectors of the service economy began to be automated, that the real effect on jobs was seen. Job fluidity continued to grow, work hours decreased and the need for reeducation increased.
Job centers were unable to handle the number of displaced workers, who had to find jobs outside of their fields, where automation wasn’t predominant. Out of this need came a series of labour law regulations that protected the workers while embracing the technological advancements in artificial intelligence and computing power.
The regulations stated that a worker has to be notified at least 2 months before he will be replaced. The worker has the right to use a government system powered by artificial intelligence and connected to all job databases, learning institutions and government business grants. The worker is allowed to use this system for a minimum time of 6 hours per week during working hours. All companies that intend on displacing a certain number of workers must employ this system at their workplace. The system does not share any of it’s data gathered and all recorded data is accessible to the user. The gathered data can be transfered from session to session, from job to job so that the worker feels more comfortable as the system and it’s digital environment grow with it’s user. S.E.M. is one of those systems.