An insightful article about jobs in the future
The job market is a recycling machine—generating new jobs, occasionally stemming from the destruction of the old ones. For instance, typists, telephone operators and proofreaders are largely a thing of the past. Meanwhile, a number of high-paying jobs that are commonplace today—computer or systems managers, computer software engineers, and financial advisors and analysts—didn’t exist 30 years ago. This trend will continue as robotic technology advances, particularly when it comes to back-office jobs that require less of the “human touch.” I see future employment being based on three key human qualities: Our ability to use our intellect for complex problem solving, our need for more immersive experiences and entertainment, and our ability to empathise with others.