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The Future of Work

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 17 months ago

    How will work be defined within the next 50-100 years?  With the increasing computerization and automation of the more monotonous jobs, will the lower echelon manual and service jobs be completed phased out?  Also with the increasing computerization and automation of jobs, will there be a rising leisure class?  Furthermore, will  is there a strong likelihood of an increase in highly specialized jobs requiring advanced educational and skill sets?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      I'm pretty sure we will always need flooring installers, dry-wallers, roofers, finish carpenters, stair builders, house painters, health care workers, gardeners, bridge builders, architects, food displayers, food preparers, chefs/cooks, movie industry workers, printers, models, actors, writers, photographers, party planners, wedding planners, caterers, lawyers, teachers, doctors, chiropractors, dentists, midwives, surgeons, veterinarians, vet techs, nurses, taxicab drivers, Uber drivers, florists, swim teachers/ lifeguards, beach/waterfront life guards, security guards, farmers, field workers, landscape architects, park rangers, sports coaches, firemen, policemen, store owners, CEO's and company presidents, secretaries, jet propulsion laboratory/NASA scientists/astronomers, auto builders, mechanics, dress designers, clothing designers, costume designers, salesmen, print and advertising salesmen, psychologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, therapists, plumbers, electricians, heating and air-conditioning experts, pet food manufacturers, talk show hosts, broadcasters, politicians, principals, vice-principals, administrators, truck drivers, garbage truck drivers, water district employees, water and power, gas, electricity employees, seamstresses, chemists, fishermen, ship builders, shippers, beauty product creators/distributors such as Avon, hardware product distributors such as Home Depot, appliance repairmen, office suppliers such as Office Depot, video game artists, programmers/creators, animators, surveyors, geologists, ranchers, dairy workers, bus drivers, tractor drivers, crane drivers, high-rise builders, window installers and manufacturers, door installers and manufacturers, stone masons, lumber jacks, lumber mill operators/workers, paper mill operators/workers, tree farmers, car salesmen, road pavers, driveway pavers, pool builders, pool maintenance workers, schools janitors, office janitors, hotel/motel maids, music conductors, musicians, graphic artists, iron workers, excavators, personal maids, governesses, babysitters, tutors, manufacturers of every product under the sun, stock brokers, stock holders, investors, bankers, tax preparers, IRS workers, EPA workers, map makers, publishers, cell phone companies/manufacturers, government jobs, such as post office workers, DMV employees, AAA tow truck drivers, employees, horse stable operators, horse shoe makers/fitters, saddle makers, salesmen for anything under the sun, dispatchers, emergency vehicle drivers/EMT's, airline pilots, helicopter pilots, news castors, ammunition suppliers, gun makers, bar tenders, waiters/waitresses, road maintenance workers, railroad engineers, morticians, coffin makers, furniture builders, designers of anything under the sun, tire producers, rubber, latex, spandex, plastics manufacturers, musical instrument manufacturers, piano tuners, artisans, stained glass manufacturers, carpet mill workers, ministers, steel workers, coal miners, social workers, human resources personnel, museum managers/staff, curators, gallery attendants, gallery owners, artists, parks and recreation workers, crossing guards, safety inspectors, well diggers, ditch diggers, gravediggers, amusement fair operators, circus clowns, acrobats, gymnastics coaches, YMCA employees, university professors, barbers, hairstylists, makeup artists, dancers, rap artists, military men and women, American Red Cross workers, machine shop operators, tool manufacturers, demolition crews, movie extras, stunt men, car rental employees, sound engineers, gas station owners/attendants, dog groomers, realtors, computer programmers/ repairmen,  ETC ETC ETC

      No. I don't see any time for anyone lazing around.

      I also don't know what jobs we could be loosing to computers and automation, except bank tellers, and grocery store clerks. I never go into Fresh and Easy… no clerks to help you check out. Too quiet in there for me.
      What jobs could we possibly be loosing to automation?
      If there are a few, I am sure there are plenty of others to take their places.

      And most jobs require lot of training and education. I don't think advanced training will be a factor in the future, any more so than now.
      As long as there is joy of LIFE, there is hope.

  2. aware profile image71
    awareposted 17 months ago

    That city  you posted a pic of cant be built without  highly  skilled  tradesman.  Like  me

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
      Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago in reply to this

      - really, aware?
      what do you do?

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image85
    Kathryn L Hillposted 17 months ago

    When I was a kid I used to love playing with the metal crane in the dirt in my back yard. I still have a secret desire to be a fork lift driver!