You are smack dab in the middle of it.
It being the most exciting time to be alive.
The future of work is bright.
There are some huge trends coming our way:
- Artificial intelligence (A.I.)
- 3D Printing
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Autonomous vehicles
- Employee free society
And those are just off the top of my head. There are many more including subsets of each of those.
With each trend comes huge opportunity for you and me.
This is super exciting.
There are new opportunities everyday to make a living doing cool stuff that doesn’t involve wasting away in a dirty factory, processing boring financial reports or serving food to grumpy people.
The upside in freakin’ enormous.
But there is a flip-side.
With every huge trend comes huge change.
And with huge changes comes a huge downside.
Biggest downside being that these changes are coming very fast. We are not prepared and nobody seems to be talking about this.
For instance I bet this is probably the first time you are hearing about any or all of the following breakthroughs happening right now:
- Japanese Company Replaces Office Worker With Artificial Intelligence
- KFC Run Entirely by Robots
- Lawyers Could Be The Next Profession Replaced by Computers
- Robot Powered Restaurant in San Francisco (Pssst…Notice What They Are Hiring for)
- San Diego Company Could Take Jobs From Janitors
- Robots Will Eliminate 6% Of All US Jobs By 2021
- IBM Watson, AI and 3D Printing Could Replace Doctors
… and even the pizza delivery guy should start looking for a side hustle…
There is a term for what is happening here. It is called technological unemployment (which according to Wikipedia is “the loss of jobs caused by technological change”).
Did you notice that most of those weren’t factory jobs?
These are jobs once thought untouchable by robots; white collar and service sector jobs.
There are a lot more reports like this coming out everyday. Just do a Google search for “technological unemployment” or “robots taking jobs.”
And you can bet that your boss or client is going to read those reports and start sniffing around these technologies. Some of them may be a little expensive for them now but like any technology it will get cheaper and cheaper (think DVD player, camcorder, camera, telephone, laptop, music, etc… which are now all “features” of your mobile phone which is falling in price). When the price is right for them, you are toast.
You need to prepare.
So, how can you save your ass and the ass of a family member, a close friend or cool ass co-worker that might be in danger?
You need to get good at identifying GOOD opportunities and get in the habit of learning new skills that you can use to build an income with.
That’s what I will tell you about next week.
There is a whole world full of opportunity and I can’t wait to help you see them.
Until then, were is what you need to do now:
- In the comments below, tell me how this makes you feel. Are you scared or optimistic? Why?
- Go find out if a robot will take your job: CLICK HERE
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