We’ve all heard that the robots are coming to take our jobs—especially considering the imagined futures in movies like “I, Robot” and TV shows like “Westworld” and “Humans.”
While that’s not entirely true—life does not imitate art in this instance—automation will dramatically change the job landscape. To navigate this unfamiliar terrain, the workers of the future will need to adapt to remain valuable.
The state of automation today
Smarter automation technologies are slowly becoming more common in industries ranging from manufacturing to high-end, more technical programming. Compared to human employees, factory robots can work in harsh environments, require no breaks, and save money. That not only eases the burden of physical labor on humans, but it also removes opportunities for humans to earn a living—if they don’t change how they create value. Read more…