TED talk: What will future jobs look like?

A few weeks ago I was explaining to my grandfather what we’re working on for our thesis. His first reaction was: “Because of such automations people lose their job, …”. I had a hard time convincing him this is actually a good thing… he is looking at it a little too short-sighted.

No one can predict what the impact of automation is going to be in the future, but with technology just starting to show it’s potential I think we are awaiting a fascinating future…

In this TED talk Andrew brings us his vision of the future labor-market. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.

Do you think the job you are studying for/performing at the moment will still exist in 2050?

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2 thoughts on “TED talk: What will future jobs look like?

  1. For the question ‘Do you think the job you are studying for/performing at the moment will still exist in 2050?’, I wish it can still exist otherwise I need to learn another master or something else when I am in my 40s… It is oblivious our life changes a lot, this can be easily found out by comparing what we are now playing for fun with that of our parents. So think of the technology innovation, unimaginable changes may happen any time in the future. So for now, from my perspective, we need to be willing to search and learn new things or we may no longer catch the train of the technology evolution.

  2. What I think, the automation is not make people lost job, it’s not creating job either. It’s just transfer one job to another.
    For example, now people don’t have to do on a highly automated production line, but instead, people have to monitor the machine, people have to maintenance the machine, people have to design the machine and so on…

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