In a speech in Ottawa last month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai outlined his company’s vision for the future of work.
Google wants to make it easier to share work across the globe, and it’s doing this by building an internet-connected workforce, Pichay said.
“In the coming years, we’re going to make internetworking as easy as possible for anyone who wants to do it, to do work that’s easy, fast, reliable, secure and secure and safe,” he said.
Pichak says he believes that the internet will be able to handle all the things we need it to do.
P.E.I. is one of the few provinces that have not yet approved the internet-wide network that Google is planning to deploy across the province.
That project, known as “internetwork,” has been in the works for several years, and in March, P.D. Howe University released a report outlining the economic benefits of the project.
The province’s unemployment rate is 6.6 per cent, but many of those workers are not looking for work and are therefore not eligible for the government’s social assistance programs.
Pouch said that’s why Pichau’s government is trying to get its act together.
“We want to make sure that this technology that we’ve developed is actually helping us to provide that kind of opportunity for the unemployed people who are unemployed in Nova Scotia, and we need to make that happen,” she said.
But Pichs plan has been met with opposition from some of his fellow province’s elected officials.
A petition that was created on Change.org calling for Pichais government to abandon internetwork garnered more than 8,000 signatures.
Pachia said he will not be changing his position on internetworking.
“It’s a very good tool for people to do a job, and I think it’s a tool that people should be using,” he told CBC News.
“I don’t want to take it away from the job creators, who are the people that are creating this technology.”
Picha also said that while internetworking will have some positive effects, there will be “other negative impacts.”
“I think the negative effects of internetworking are that it’s just an online platform, and if there’s a problem that people are experiencing that they haven’t necessarily done before, there’s nothing to prevent that from happening, and that’s what’s going to happen with internetworking,” he added.
“There are people out there that are going to be working from home, and they’ll be in some instances, not necessarily in Nova Scotians but around the world.”