Watch the associated videos, come to the following conclusions;
Unemployment during the 1929 depression, 25%.
Percentage of workforce that can be replaced in less than 20 years with automation, 45%.
The rapid social and economic changes that are on the way can not be over estimated! There WILL be social upheaval and problems. We are all about to live in interesting times.
Filmed February 2013 at TED2013
Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?
Humans Need Not Apply
Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?
Security guards? Extreme Tech has a nice article about the autonomous robot security guards being deployed by Microsoft.
Customer service reps are being out sourced and then being replaced with automation.
The self-driving Google car tells you that the transportation industry isn’t a good place to be. There are 3 million people in transportation in the United States, 70 million world-wide.
Warehouse workers need only see the Amazon floor to see that few have a future. HERE is a day in the life of a Kiva robot.
Baristas? There are already machines that do your job and remember each customer’s preferences.
Those who write reports and articles are also on the way into the unemployment line as well. Software already writes corporate reports, newspaper articles, and sports summaries.
Are you a legal professional, sorry, there is software doing discovery, document generation, and serving as research bots.
We are suffering a shortage of doctors, but then again, there are already programs doing diagnosis and having a better read on drug interactions than any human.
At least the creative artists are safe, right? Not so fast artistic one! HERE is an collection of mp3 files that show you what a computer can create. HERE are 5000 works created by the Emily Howell software program!