How technology will change the future of work

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The future of work is looking bright. Increasingly sophisticated technologies are being developed to make our lives easier, and these same technologies will also change the types of jobs that exist in our economy. While some are concerned about what this means for workers, it has the potential to pave the way for better living standards and an overall improved quality of life as a result of automation and AI advancements. In this article, we’ll take a look at how technology will change the future of work.

Automation will make our lives better

Automation will make our lives better in the future. In fact, it already has. Automated systems have made our lives easier and more efficient, allowing us to spend less time on tasks that are not important or enjoyable. For example, self-checkout kiosks at supermarkets allow customers to scan their own items while they shop; this allows employees who would otherwise be working at these stations to help customers in other areas of the store who may need assistance with finding items or placing them into their carts.

Automation will only become more common as we move forward into an increasingly technological world where artificial intelligence and machine learning are part of everyday life for many people around the globe.

Jobs as we know them will change

You may be worried that automation will replace all jobs, and humans will be left with nothing to do. But this isn't the case. While it's true that some jobs will be eliminated by technology, new ones will also be created - and they'll pay well.

The demand for highly skilled workers who can create and solve problems through creativity, problem-solving, human interaction or teamwork is only going up as automation becomes more prevalent in our daily lives. This might cause an initial skills shortage, but over time these new roles will become as commonplace as today’s jobs.

Workers of the future will have to be proactive about training

The jobs of the future will require workers to be proactive about continuing their professional development. Employers will need to provide training and resources for employees, but employees will also need to take initiative in learning new skills. This could mean taking online courses or attending seminars or conferences outside of work hours.

It's important for employees and employers alike that everyone stays up-to-date with technology, not just those who are currently working at high-tech companies! Technology has a bad habit of growing so quickly that it becomes outdated over a period of years, so staying up to speed with new and innovative technologies is the only way to stay competitive.

The workplace will become more closely connected to the home

As technology advances and becomes more ingrained into our daily lives, it's important to note how it will affect the future of work. One of the biggest changes we can expect is that the workplace will become more closely connected to our homes. With advancements in telecommuting, remote working and flexible hours, employees may find themselves spending less time at their desks and more time with their families or pursuing other interests outside of work.

This has huge implications for how businesses operate as well as what kind of people they hire. If you want someone who works well remotely or is willing to travel frequently on short notice then they need particular skill sets (which could include things like being able to work well under pressure). Similarly, workplaces will need to adapt to the change by providing the right infrastructure and tools for things like remote working.

Artificial intelligence will replace many of today’s jobs

The future of work is going to be different from the present, and it's not just because we're all going to be wearing our virtual reality headsets all day. Automation and artificial intelligence are changing how we do our jobs, which means that some jobs will disappear while others emerge.

Whether it’s the latest tools for automation or some new iteration of artificial intelligence that can outperform human workers, it’s no secret that artificial intelligence is here to stay. Even areas that were predominantly the realm of creatives, like advertising, are looking at artificial intelligence to get the work done.

Some jobs are safe from automation

  • There are a few jobs that are safe from automation. Jobs that require human interaction, emotion and empathy, creativity and physical labour will always be necessary for the future of work. Below is a breakdown of a few key areas that will probably be safe from automation:

    Jobs that require human interaction: While machines can help us communicate with each other better than ever before, there are still many situations where humans need to interact with one another face-to-face or over the phone. For example, customer service representatives who field calls from customers who want help setting up their new phones will always be in demand because they're able to understand what is needed from both sides of the conversation--the customer's needs as well as those of their employer (the company).
  • Jobs where emotion plays an important role: While emotions aren't necessarily part of every job description out there today, there are plenty of positions where feeling someone out matters more than just knowing about them objectively--like therapists who help people deal with mental health issues or life coaches who advise clients on how best approach particular situations at work or home respectively.


As technology continues to evolve and become more integrated into our lives, we will see a shift in the way work is done. This is good news for you! As long as you stay up-to-date on current trends and opportunities, there will always be ways for you to find success in this new world of work.


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