8 Jobs that are going to be replaced in 20 years and what do you do about it.
#1 Travel agent
When was the last time you went to travel agency and let an agent to arrange your trip?
Skyscanner, KAYAK, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Airbnb and such are taking over travel agent’s jobs. Without actually going to travel agency, you select the trips listed on travel-related websites and finish booking…no matter it’s family trips, adventurer journeys, backpacker expedition, or whatever it’s in your mind that you want to arrange.
You want to save time? You’re on budget? You desire a fancy vacation? 10 seconds after and there are 297+ options for you to choose. If you’re cautious about the quality, there are review shared by real person who actually experienced the plan for you to refer.
#2 Fast food worker
What’s the most prominent feature of fast food restaurants?
Fast. It saves you time.
By reducing Human Resources, it eliminate human errors. That shorten the time you need to wait. Waiters/waitresses will no long input your orders wrong. Workers won’t pack Big Mac set for you when you order double cheeseburger set. And they won’t have time arguing who forgot to fill drinks for customers. You get your meal fast and right.
#3 Construction/Manufacturing worker
American already has 5 million manufacturing job losses compare with the counterpart back in 2000. The industrial revolutions was a great milestone that created tons of job opportunities to work in factories. But with respect of time, the advancement of technology, machine automation starts to take over those repetitive work. By using AI machine and robots, they won’t be limited by human limitation in terms of maximum weight they can lift, maximum amount of working hours they can do. What’s more, machines can be more precise. They create little to none discrepancy when assembly products. And the most important of all, factories boost profits via such automation
Documenting and compiling history data are becoming automated more often. Not only the speed of processing data increases dramatically, but also the salary to hire human resources can be cut down drastically. On top of that, likelihood of typo and derived human errors is gone.
Unlike other sales roles, telemarketers don’t necessarily need to have high level of social, emotional intelligence to be successful. According to the website willrobotstakemyjob.com, the possibility being taken places is 99%. The projected growth is -3%(by 2024). The median annual wage is $24,300(or $11.68 hourly).
You probably have seen or used self-checked counter. There are few people standing around due to smalls bugs that might happen from time to time. But we all know that once they chunk up the causes then the problems will be fixed. Soon later there will be no need to assign people as an assistance.
#7 Transportation/logistics workers
Truck drivers or anyone who drives or a living, the jobs will be disrupted more in 20 years frame. Although self-driving trucks yet begun taking over long-haul driving jobs, there’s a general consensus that one of the best application of self-driving technology is for truck driving. Alphabet’s subsidiary company “Waymo” is testing self-driving trucks to move data center equipment for Google. Research done by University of Pennsylvania also shows that approximately 294,000 long-haul driving jobs will be replaced by the self-driving trucks.
Japan started to use robot farmers harvesting crops at impressive rate since 2016, it’s said the robot farm can harvest 30,000 heads of lettuce daily. Although it’s not prominent at the moment due to the high investing capital, In a long run, AI will replace farmers knowledge, but whether investing cost is lower than the counterpart of human resources, it’ll need further calculations to see if it’s economical viable. But once the technology advances and the investing cost decreases to affordable price for ordinary farmers, the industry will change dramatically
There’s no denying that robots and other AI application are increasingly part of our daily lives. Robots and others AI machines don’t need health care, vacation…and sleep. They don’t complain overtime. In fact, they can work 24/7.
What should we do about it? Try to look at what’s hard for them to replace e.g. compassion and empathy, as well as the ability to extract pieces from different aspects, discover the special relation between each factors, and analyze out an exclusive, unique point of view that enable human being to make the best decision. Examples: Online marketers, Engineers, Art creators, Writers, HR managers, Computer manager, Clergymen, Choreographers, Social Worker, etc.
What’s your current occupation? Are you ready to welcome AI? What are you planning to do about it? Comment below or leave message in the contact page.
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