A Boom in Low Tech and No Tech

Not all industry in the New Economy will involve such showy high-tech fields as microchips, computers and lasers. A large number of unglamorous service jobs will proliferate between now and 1990 (see table). And many new products will be low tech or no tech. A typical example: one of the greatest growth industries for the rest of the century will be the broad field of health. Americans are living longer, and the children born during the baby-boom years (1946-64) are trying to guard their youth as they head toward middle age. Fitness is a...

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