Tag: future of work

Good Forbes read on the future of work (by Rawn Shah), 2 perfect illustrations of our future

We stand at a precipice of disruption to the basic socio-economic compact between citizens and the (public and private) institutions of our society. There are reverberations in several areas bringing into question our individual and societal models in how we learn and educate; how we grow up and interact across ...

The future of work and jobs: a short overview of the key issues, illustrations, stats and videos

The future of work and jobs has become a major topic for me. It is abundantly clear that the exponential digitisation, optimization, automation, virtualisation and robotisation (phew!) of society will result in a huge number of job losses around the globe, first in blue-collar jobs and then in white-collar jobs ...

▶ A Message to Recent Graduates, from Nicholas Negroponte – YouTube

▶ A Message to Recent Graduates, from Nicholas Negroponte – YouTube. Nice message !

Is your job at risk from robot labor? Check this handy interactive illustration (via Quartz.com)

Nice interactive chart. Vizuality at it’s best (using Kevin Kelly’s spelling) via Is your job at risk from robot labor? Check this handy interactive – Quartz. Some of the best examples below – don’t count on being a filing clerk, book keeper or sales assistant in the future:) ...

Revolt Against the Robot Uprising ? The key to defeating robots -in movies and in real life- is doing what they can’t (via Entrepreneur.com)

Why You Should Revolt Against the ‘Robot Uprising’ According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the manufacturing industry lost 2.3 million jobs in the most recent recession. Since then, factories have only regained 526,000 jobs, a sad sign of Jobs’ visionary nature. A promotional video on the Mac Pro’s assembly clearly shows ...

Future economy: Many will lose jobs to computers (via USAToday)

The future of work and jobs is quickly becoming a major theme in my work this year. Read this piece below for context. Future economy: Many will lose jobs to computers via USA TODAY Workers wanting secure employment in coming decades will need skills that complement software applications, rather than compete with ...

What Jobs Will the Robots Take? Great piece by Derek Thompson – The Atlantic

Whatever name you prefer, some form of it has been stoking progress and killing jobs—from seamstresses to paralegals—for centuries. But this time is different: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in “a decade or two,” according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently ...

Automation and the threat to jobs – FT.com

Insightful piece. In my view, automation is inevitable and humans must focus on what sets us apart ie ingenuity, creativity, ability to deal with ambiguity etc. This has huge impact on education, going forward – computers are beating us on ‘just in case’ learning! The beneficiaries are the world’s consumers, who ...

Jobs of the Future (best of: nice Sparks and Honey slideshow)

I just ran across this new slide-deck by the pretty amazing sparks and honey people; below are the best new job titles from this deck. You can download the PDF here, btw. Thanks to Sparks & Honey:).   Top pic via The Economist. My top fav:  DIGITAL DETOX THERAPIST PERSONAL DIGITAL CURATOR   QUANTIFIED ...

What Jobs Will the Robots Take? Must-read piece by Derek Thompson – The Atlantic

It is an invisible force that goes by many names. Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. And, everyone’s favorite,ROBOTS. Whatever name you prefer, some form of it has been stoking progress and killing jobs—from seamstresses to paralegals—for centuries. But this time is different: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in ...

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