The future of work: the career changes to come

The future of work: the career changes to come

by Talentese Team 26/04/2019

Our parents used to choose a career path for life and had the same job for decades – and now we live in times when the skills that we learn in the university might actually become outdated even before we graduate. No one can be sure about having the same job for years anymore and probably lots of us will have to constantly adjust and learn to make sure we don’t lose our job to a machine. But is the future actually that scary? And if we are to be replaced by smart robots – would it be a happy human existence without work at all?

 

We have picked up the most fascinating futuristic TED Talks about the future of work to answer to these questions!

 

 

3 myths about the future of work (and why they’re not true)

 

Oxford professor Daniel Susskind comes up with encouraging news: even if machines displace human beings from particular tasks, they don’t have many chances to fully substitute for human beings. He demolishes the scariest myths and analyses the real-life cases on how our jobs are going to be impacted by the new technologies to come – from a doctor to a taxi driver.

 

 

 

How we’ll earn money in a future without jobs

 

Are humans actually going to become as useless for the job market as the horses once displaced by much effective and powerful cars and trucks? Futurist Martin Ford doesn’t exclude this possibility and talks on prospective benefits of this potential global unemployment – should we hope for the future where we all enjoy the freedom and live on the basic income provided to everyone?

 

 

Why jobs of the future won’t feel like work

 

“Driver” is the most common job in 29 out of 50 US states and the one to most probably become extinct along with other “narrow-skilled” jobs like cashier, loan processor and many others – and it’s not just blue-collar jobs that are at risk. How will our time at work look like when lots of mechanical tasks are to be done automatically? Innovation expert David Lee shares his thoughts on how we might actually explore future jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions.

 

Are you excited about job market changes to come or scared? Let us know what you think!

 

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