A recent report (from November, 2017) states that up to 800 million jobs will be lost to automation by the year 2030.
New advances in technology and artificial intelligence are emerging every day and we have all been impacted by automation.
While the prediction of 800 million jobs lost is shocking, it is understated and we can expect to see these job losses much sooner than the year 2030.
There are not less than 18 auto manufacturers launching fully automated driver-less vehicles. That means no more taxi drivers, no more transport truck drivers, no more delivery drivers, etc.
Factories have been automated but Elon Musk of Tesla is developing the unhuman factory or what Elon Musk refers to as the “alien dreadnought” factory. These human less factories are to replace existing factories with advanced technology that will seem alien. At present about 20% of the workforce worldwide work in factories.
When Elon Musk speaks, people listen and his vision is to make all factories human-less.
There will be no need for police or security guards in the near future. Dubai has already introduced a robotic cop.
The henn na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan is almost entirely run by robots.
Food preparation will be replaced by the robotic kitchen with several companies refining this technology.
The major grocery chains will be eliminating 80% of their workforce by the year 2020.
New software will eliminate the need for financial advisers, legal assistants, sales and marketing, just to name a few.
The construction industry will be hit hard. Sam, the robotic brick-layer is already in use, Painting machines have been developed, roofing and framing robots are on the way and MIT has developed a large scale 3D printer that can print a building in hours.
Drones will be used for parcel delivery but there will be other uses for drone technology. Drones are already employed by the military and soon we will see drones involved in other activities such as firefighting.
One thing is for sure, the experts are almost always wrong.
In the 1970’s scientists warned us of an impending Ice Age.
We were also told that we would never see a computer in our homes in our lifetime.
Sadly these jobs cannot be replaced and the ones that will suffer the most are the Millennials who embrace the technology the most.
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