Your child wants to be a pilot, barber, or carpenter — “This is an awful start, Timmy. Cold, lifeless machines will do all of these jobs by 2030. Also, please stop picking occupations that were rejected as too generic for the Village People.”
Historian Yuval Noah Harari makes a bracing prediction: just as mass industrialization created the working class, the AI revolution will create a new unworking class.
Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork and co-chair of the Global Future Council on Education, Gender and Work, says entrepreneurs and freelancers represent the future of the workplace, as traditional office jobs become less and less relevant.
In a world where these labor cycles are accelerating, the question is: What skills do we teach the next generation so they can keep pace?
Thanks to Wi-Fi and laptops, work is bleeding out across your entire home.
Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again.
I think it’s time to look at this in a different way: Robots in the workforce present an opportunity to stimulate job growth and create new types of work. Robots will not merely take jobs, they’ll also create them.
Many of the jobs that young people are training for could vanish completely in 10 to 15 years.
“The idea that people might be lazy or just lay around at home, that’s a relic of the industrial revolution,” Kanumury said. “For us it has increased productivity tremendously.”
Automation and globalisation are combining to generate a world with a surfeit of labour and too little work.
Let’s start treating our careers as a lifelong experiment instead of a preordained slog. Find experiences that allow you to quickly test assumptions about your career interests. Every job, every experience, every place you travel, is a chance to learn something new about yourself, what interests you (and just as importantly what doesn’t), what you’re good at, what types of people you want to surround yourself with, and what type of impact you want to have on the world.
Our manifesto for the future of work is to use technology to build a way of working together that is superior in productivity, yet better matches our instincts; to free humanity from the mental shackles of wage slavery.
In the future, as workers increasingly choose independence over employment, and more people look to start new projects of their own, distributed organisations will become increasingly prevalent.
Job destruction caused by technology is not a futuristic concern. It is something we have been living with for two generations. A simple linear trend suggests that by mid-century about a quarter of men between 25 and 54 will not be working at any moment.
By 2020 more than a third of the core skillset of most occupations will be made up of skills that are not considered crucial to the job today, according to the Future of Jobs report.
Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse.
Is STEM our future?
We asked 16 people how the future is changing their work. Here’s what they said.
The developments and innovations produced by passion, and aided by technology, have stretched the imagination. From the realization of many concepts formerly considered science fiction, to the creation of new forms of art, we already stand in awe of what passion and innovation can achieve. Just imagine a world where that output is expanded exponentially.
A team of researchers explore why “flash teams” of professionals coming together for projects can have profound implications for the way organizations work.
A multi-stage life will have profound changes not just in how you manage your career, but also in your approach to life. An increasingly important skill will be your ability to deal with change and even welcome it. A three-stage life has few transitions, while a multi-stage life has many. That is why being self-aware, investing in broader networks of friends, and being open to new ideas will become even more crucial skills.
Our workweek is getting longer, and it’s likely because we are doing more from home.
But anyone who cares about the future of work in the United States shouldn’t focus too narrowly on the novelty of people making extra money using their mobile phones. There’s a bigger shift underway. That’s a key implication of new research that indicates the proportion of American workers who don’t have traditional jobs — who instead work as independent contractors, through temporary services or on-call — has soared in the last decade.
As technology continues to shrink the effective distance between every human on the planet, it’s melting away geographic barriers between co-workers and ushering in a new type of globally distributed workforce. For startups and larger companies alike, embracing and innovating around this new model of work will be critical to competing in a dynamic global market.
Let me tell you about the largest business opportunity the world has ever seen. It’s larger than the entire world economy today and it is about to happen right now.
Even a cursory look at the social, environmental, and economic impacts of working from home indicates that even more people could and should be.
Nowhere will the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution be felt more than in the world of work. It was a hot topic for discussion at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. Here’s our line-up of what the experts are saying about it.
Here’s a look at some of these innovative structures, and how they solve some of the biggest problems home-based businesses face.
Twitter has log cabins and Facebook has graffiti — what do the offices of tech giants tell us about the future of work?