“Technology… brings you great gifts with one hand, and stabs you in the back with the other” (C. P. Snow)
TECHNOLOGY WILL ELIMINATE OUR JOBS SOMEDAY; IT IS ALREADY CHANGING THEM!
The impact of technology on careers and jobs is accelerating – and will continue to do so. EVENTUALLY ROBOTS WILL BE ABLE TO DO ALMOST ALL OUR JOBS BETTER THAN WE CAN.
This may take between 30 and 75 years, according to a recent Oxford University survey of Artificial Intelligence experts. That’s a long time off! But it’s going to be a gradual process, with jobs and careers continuously being revamped to incorporate new technology – and skills, which we’ve developed over years or even just learned at college, will become useless.
HOW HAS OUR WORLD OF WORK CHANGED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS?
We would have laughed at claims of driverless vehicles in the near future. Now, we have tests underway throughout the world with cars, buses, trains, ships, and even aircraft. How about pizza and parcels delivered by robots and drones – or the International Space Station using 3D-printing to customize replacement parts and even surgical instruments?
WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR CAREERS BY:
Keeping track of the impact of technology, and developing new mindsets and skills.
TWO NEW WEBSITES FOR YOUR CAREER PROTECTION
Two new websites have been developed to help you protect your current career, and to make an informed choice about a new career:
… provides up-to-date news of technological advances that impact jobs. Webpages are organized by Technology and Industry. News about some of the major issues raised by technology’s impact on society are also provided. Primary pages show videos and articles from the current and previous years. News from prior years are archived in a separate page attached to each primary page.
… introduces new ways of thinking about work and the non-technical skills which we all need to develop. It also offers coaching services in case you need personalized help.
KEEP INFORMED AND PROTECT YOUR CAREER
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