Jobs are scarce. The moment you realize your job won’t be available in the next decade, you start to worry. You start to pan out the possibility and the back up job.
Because if you don’t prepare chances are you will end up in shock. There won’t be your job all of sudden. Although the process will advance gradually – you being in denial mode won’t know about it unless your job gets taken.
You are thinking – okay I am not a driver. I need not worry about self driving cars.
Think about your own job. Are there any technology which is being worked upon to take up your job? Do you know about it?
Chances are the driver who works day and night don’t follow tech news and doesn’t know that Google is successfully testing out self driving cars. Many car companies say they might deliver the self driving cars in 5 years from now.
Maybe your job isn’t that secured. What would happen if your job gets redundant and the robot seems more reasonably than you.
What is your plan?
Sure, if this happens when you retire – you needn’t worry. But if it happens tomorrow or 5 years from now, then what will you do. It’s getting scary now.
The technology being advanced these days – you can’t know what would happen next.
Drones are all working to take other jobs like packaging, transportation and many others. If your job can be automated then it will probably be done by a robot in future. If it needs less human intervention then you might be a care taker for the robot – nothing else.
What robot’s can’t do – is thinking like a human. We can still do creative things and for now that’s our stake. At least I hope so.
If you are worrying about your job then stop now. First and foremost – if your job is something that can be automated and you are sticking to it, then stop now.
Start learning skills which you land you in a position to better handle situation. Speaking, leading and socializing skills are few to start with.
Jobs will go and that is sure. What is also sure – new jobs being created. Maybe someone to look after robot, maintenance of them, assembling them. Although it can still be done by a robot – a human touch will still be needed.
Apart from this – redundant jobs being done by robot means we will be forced to take up other jobs which will demand skills which are tough, produces greater output or something which is intangible like motivational speaking.
In a nutshell, we will find ourselves in a better place, society and healthy average of human smartness. Overall our collective work output will increase and this in turn will help each one of us, country and cultural growth.
Go ahead and prepare yourself and anyone who you care about for the future. Leading, dance, acting or painting – whatever the creative field you want to pursue. Put your heart in it. You will find it to be rewarding than any other profession.
Having a safety net will mean holding a skill which is not defined by a logic – rather defined by your gut feeling. When you do that, you will surpass the tension in your mind.
Robots can only take your job if you are doing something boring. Do something that matters, interesting and make an impact. Something personal, something only you can do. Something which will be remembered and encouraged and honored.
No more degrees which states you are qualified to do something. Instead get hands on experience, create your own portfolio and get clients. Your personal business. It might be not sudden – it might take years, the process is big.
But we need to start. The future will get more rewarding in the process.
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