How long will ittake for the machines to take over our jobs? According to a 2013 study, more than half of all jobs in the world couldpotentially be automated in the coming two decades. But well; automation been around for decades,so what the difference is now?There is no doubtthat innovation has made human work a lot easier and more productive. This means that one human is now able to workas two with the help of all those machines around.
This eliminated many jobs andat the same time created jobs that were better for skilled workers. As a result, this worked well for a majorityof people and living standard improved as a whole.Suddenly, the ruleswere different.
Our jobs are now being taken over by machines faster thanbefore. That’s worrying of course…. butdo you think innovation will save us? While new information industry is booming, jobs are becoming fewer andfewer. Shown by statistics, Googleemployed 58,000 people in 2012. So, we can say that Google is an example of acompany who had created new jobs in the past: innovative new industries.
Cars, is the innovationof past that transformed our way of life, our infrastructure and ourcities. Millions of people found jobsbecause of that in the past, but now this industry does not create as many jobsas it used to. For instance, electriccars are going to replace the now existing cars soon, but that will also notcreate as many jobs as it used to in the earlier times. But, how about the internet?Technology is dependent on internet and it is an essential part of almost all industries.
But, still the jobs created are notenough to keep up with the growth of the population and a new generation ofmachines is slowly taking over.While humans havetheir fears about future jobs, information age and modern automation, could bea huge opportunity to change human society in a positive manner and reducepoverty and inequality drastically.