If you are bank tellers, clerks, accountants, bookkeepers, payrolls, financial analysts, construction and manufacturing workers, content writers and journalists, you might be thinking that you still can hold on to your jobs in the future. Unfortunately, the answer is no. The list of the jobs that has been automated, is being automated, and will soon be automated is growing and it’s growing fast. You may not realize how fast it is, but it’s just a matter of time.
Business around the world have one thing in common — the drive to reduce overheads and increase profits. Well, automation helps them achieve just that. Machines don’t get sick, don’t require pensions and health benefits, won’t request for a raise and can work 24/7 with minimal downtime.
Believe me, it’s not a matter of if but when.
Are you worried now? You should be. Ready or not, the future is happening — automation will take over and many people will be left out cold. That’s the time when we welcome the new era of abundance. When all the products are cheaper than ever before, far way more than the total world consumption, and it can deliver to your doorstep with a touch of a button. You don’t have to work for producing the goods because all the robots are there working 24/7. Are we there yet? The answer is not yet. But it will soon be reality.
We’re in the dawn of a new era — the era of the rise of automation.
However, when it comes to job security, automation is public enemy number one.
For instance, artificial intelligence could make countless professions obsolete by the time my sons reach their 20s.
You do not exactly need to be Elon Musk or Stephen Hawking to see the obvious threats to our children’s future careers.
Say you dream of sending your daughter off to Yale Medical School to become a radiologist. And why not? Radiologists earn about €236,435 per year based on glassdoor.com, But that job is suddenly looking doubtful as A.I. gets better at reading scans. A start-up called Arterys, just one example, already has a program that can perform a magnetic-resonance imaging analysis of blood flow through a heart in just 15 seconds, compared with the 45 minutes required by humans.
Or maybe she wants to be a surgeon, but that job may not be safe either. Robots already assist surgeons in removing damaged organs and cancerous tissue, according to Scientific American. Last year, a prototype robotic surgeon called STAR (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot) outperformed human surgeons in a test in which both had to repair the severed intestine of a live pig.
So perhaps she detours to law school to become a corporate lawyer. Skies are cloudy in that profession, too. Any legal job that involves lots of mundane document review (and that’s a lot of what lawyers do) is vulnerable.
Software programs are already being used by companies including JPMorgan to scan legal papers and predict what documents are relevant, saving lots of billable hours. Kira Systems, for example, has reportedly cut the time that some lawyers need to review contracts by 20% to 60%.
What about other glamour jobs, like airline pilot? Well, last spring 2017, a robotic co-pilot developed by Darpa, flew and landed a simulated Boeing 737. I hardly count that as surprising, given that pilots of commercial Boeing 777s, according to one 2015 survey, only spend seven minutes during an average flight actually flying the thing. As we move into the era of driver-less cars, can pilot-less planes be far behind?
All in all, not everyone, of course, is cut out to be a cyborg-Springsteen. There are still some jobs that may still exist a decade from now.
The health coaches are going to be a big industry of the future. Restaurants that have a very good hospitality staff are not about to go away, even though we have more options to order via tablet.
People who are interested in working with their hands, they’re going to be fine too. The robot plumber is a long, long way away.
Overall, This is the future that we need to embrace together.
Technological advancement is neither good nor bad; it just is. Now that you know what’s coming, you can adapt and prepare very soon.
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