In this course, you’ve learned how to draft proposals, find reliable sources, and compose research papers. For this assignment, you will write a 1500-2000-word research paper based on the prompt below.

Since the start of the 21st century, the increasing rate of technological advancement has led to new breakthroughs in computing and robotics, both creating a demand for new engineering jobs, but also replacing many existing jobs with automation. Consider the socioeconomic ramifications of this technological revolution – how have new technologies affected the economy in the U.S. and globally? How does modern connectivity affect how people work?

The 21st century isn’t the first time technology has replaced and created new jobs. Analyze the historical precedence for this shift – when technology advanced and displaced workers in the past, how did they respond and adapt?