In May I wrote an article that demonstrated that a huge number of jobs will be eliminated soon due to automation. I encourage you to review that article because it has a number of videos that actually shows you how far along the automation is.
These changes will happen faster than we can imagine.
A new article from the Harvard Business Review says that, “10% of U.S. jobs would be automated this year” and that, “close to half of all U.S. jobs may be automated in the next decade”.
This will cause a dramatic change to our society. So how do you prepare for this?
The first step is to become aware of this now and plan accordingly. Do some research. Find out what the future of your job looks like. If it’s repetitive or routine, it will likely be automated. Don’t simply ask your boss or your neighbor, because they won’t have a clue about what is coming.
Next, if you are in a job that will be automated soon, start adapting now.
So what do I mean when I say “adapt”?
Start developing skills that can’t be easily automated. Jobs that require a personal touch, emotion, creativity or context. If you have a personality or if you’re funny, develop a Podcast or a YouTube channel. Here’s another article I wrote about this subject.
You need to think about this now!
And if you have kids who are trying to figure out what they want to do in life, talk to them about this.
I encourage you to read this article, because it provides some valuable insight into what kind of jobs are safe and which ones will be automated.
I will add one more thing to think about: if you think like an entrepreneur you will look at this technology and try to figure out how you can use it to your advantage. It can be a boon for entrepreneurs.