Chances are you won’t have your job in 2025 | ABC Local

nightlife_21_April_2015I’m pretty certain that in 10 years you won’t have the job you have today, and why would you want to?

In 2005 most people were using a Nokia phone, handling emails at their desk and believed social media, Facebook and LinkedIn were just a fad and of no possible use.

Switch to 2015, Nokia is out of the phone business, emails find us wherever we are 24/7 and social media has evolved into a multi-trillion dollar industry complete with new jobs, professions and services.

Fast forward to 2025 and who knows what we will be doing, thinking and working at and on, but the thing I’m certain about is that it will not just be what it is today.

There is a perfect storm of technology, economics, culture, politics and humanity that are all independently evolving, but when you put them altogether you have a profound movement of change ahead.

On the technology front alone there are significant backdrops that will change how, where, when and who works these include the internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, mobile, cloud, 3D printing, machine thinking, robots, drones, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, intelligent buildings, just to name a few.

With the certainty of change, but the uncertainty of what that change may be ABC Local Nightlife’s Tony Delroy and I set out on one of our regular on-air radio expeditions to explore the Future of Work.

Will robots have taken over your job by 2025? What work will we be doing in 2025 that today sounds like a science fiction joke?  What are 2025’s most likely jobs and industries? Which of today’s professions are likely to have become irrelevant by 2030? What new professions will have $100,000 plus salaries in 2020, but most people today don’t even know exist? Where, when and how might you work in the next decade and beyond? and Will there even be enough jobs for everyone in the future?

A really great discussion made better by lots of callers sharing their experiences, fears and thoughts.

Have a listen now (45 minutes)  and then share this link and your thoughts on the Future of Work.


Eye on the Future - Apr 23, 2015 | All, Business, Horizon Trends, Internet of Things, People, Radio Interview, Robots, Technology, Wearable Technology, Work
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