Robots are starting to take over our jobs. Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. It’s evident to me that computers, machines, robots, and algorithms are going to be able to do most of the repetitive types of jobs.
That means that:
- Factory workers
- Postal workers
- Data entry and many more
Will be the first to go. Followed by white collar jobs.
But why is this? To answer that question we need to figure out what robots do better than humans and vice versa.
Don’t try to beat a calculator at math – you won’t win. Machines are more efficient than humans. Not to mention cheaper in the long run. Which means that corporations measured in efficiency will replace their workers with robots or automation.
On the other-hand corporations measured in experience will continue to thrive. Companies like coffee shops, hair salons, restaurants, bars, fitness studios, spas, galleries and events. To stay in business these places will have to focus on providing not just a service but an experience.
For those losing their jobs to automation they will have to join these lifestyle based companies or start their own.
But don’t fear the future. It’s going to be a positive shift towards work that is enjoyable for everyone.
You won’t ever have to feel like a robot again.