Once technology has swept away the more repetitive and manual roles, the jobs that remain are set to be more multifaceted and changeable. It’s predicted that the
“survival of the most adaptable” in leadership and highly-skilled roles raises the possibility of leaving behind a whole group of workers and creating a two-tier society.
In the past, technology was simply a replacement for old ways of doing things but, as computers develop the capacity to learn and think, completely new priorities and possibilities have emerged.
The prediction that 40 per cent of the jobs we do today will be lost to automation, from a report by The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), is likely to be fairly accurate. What is harder to predict though, is how changes in society and technology will create new reasons for us to get up in the morning. The consensus amongst experts is that the jobs of tomorrow will not be the same as those of today.
The big question is, just what will we all be doing with ourselves?
Here are 10 jobs that will be commonplace in 2050:
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