Andrew Price, editor of Good, warns of the imminent end of the middle-class job. But if these jobs are disappearing, who will do all that work? More than likely, he believes it will be done by robots.
"New technologies create new jobs as they destroy old ones. That's true. When you have robots, you need robotics engineers. But those aren't going to be mid-range jobs," explains Andrew.
"On the low end of the spectrum, we have physical jobs that we can't automate yet (yard work, for example). On the high end of the spectrum, we have creative and cognitive jobs that we can't automate yet (law and management, for example). But as technology advances, and it certainly will, more people are going to be elbowed out of the workforce."
Our employment opportunities of the future will more likely yield lots of high-end jobs and plentiful low-end jobs; but there won't be much in the middle.
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