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In case any of your teachers hadn’t told you yet, robots are about to take over practically all jobs. Some of the grim technology prognosticators say that it could take less than 50 years before we are left with nothing to do.
This is all your fault. What you’ve done so far flooding your social media accounts with feeds is busying up the neural network of computers, making Artificial Intelligence smarter, up until it reaches a point where it can speak any language, recognize names and faces, gather and interpret data, and all that. Which means it can operate machines, answer phones, play doctor, even write. In short, do everything,
Fortunately, it’s not your problem yet. Right now, there are still jobs, and you need them as much as they need you. If you just graduated, your problem, obviously, is getting employed; if you’re still in college, whether you’re in the right course; if you’re about to enter college, what course to take.
We think this is an exciting time to be working. In our grandparents’ day, all they wanted was for our parents to be doctors and lawyers. Now, we can still be doctors or lawyers, but our parents can also see us become game developers or data scientists.
So what we’ve done for you new and would-be members of the workforce is to create a big picture of your job prospects in the next couple of years. We hope that with this, you will be able to find your place in the real world.
Good luck, and hey, we were kidding when we said it was your fault that the robots are taking over, but you are making them smarter, and they are taking over…