aNewDomain.net — All the repetitive jobs are going out the window. Big data-related work is endangered, too. Check out the techno takeover infographic, below. The first jobs to go, researchers say, are already on their way out. Those include the jobs of retail clerks, cashiers, paralegals, armed forces, medical transcriptionists, commercial drivers and customer service representatives.
As Derek Thompson in The Atlantic writes: “Machines are better at rules and routines,people are better at directing and diagnosing.” There’s still time to become a doctor. Really . Any H2H job will also have its advantages. Human to Human versus B2B or B2C….
Infographic credit: mindflash
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Robot customer service attendants are already here. They sound like they’re a person holding a conversation with you, and they screen your call so that they can route it to the right person. (Not to mention the “traditional” automated phone attendants — “Press 1 for a company directory…” — have probably eliminated a lot of jobs already.
The only thing positive about this automation is it takes LOTS of people to keep things running smoothly, I work in a manufacturing plant that has “automated” one product line – problem is it doesnt work as designed and they had to hire 3 shifts of people to hand carry parts around to feed the “automated” line along with a team of techs to keep it running which they arent very good at doing!
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