April 12th, 2014
According to the Oxford study, “occupations that involve complex perception and manipulation tasks, creative intelligence tasks, and social intelligence tasks are unlikely to be substituted by computer capital over the next decade or two.”
April 9th, 2014


162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

Stunning post by Thomas Frey on wfs.org about new jobs and skills in the near and far future. Who else wants to be a Robotic Earthworm Driver, a Bio-Meat Factory Engineer or a Driverless “Ride Experience” Designers. Fun to read.

Predicting future jobs is an exercise that involves looking at future industries and speculating on ways in which they will be different than the workforce today. Business management, engineering, accounting, marketing, and sales are all necessary skills for the future, but the work involved will also be different.

At the same time there will be many less-obvious positions that will need to be created. This is about those less-obvious positions.

The following is not an exhaustive list, nor do these job titles all have good explanations. Rather, this column is intended to be a thought-generator, an idea-sparker, to help you draw your own conclusions.

[Full List] [careers 2030]

Reblogged from Futurescope
April 7th, 2014
April 6th, 2014
April 5th, 2014



Key aspects of the future of work — (via What is the Future of Work? | On Web Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe)

e.g., “Co-evolutionary changes in society and global/regional culture that impact the workplace”

Reblogged from The Social Business
September 11th, 2013

Tech, Jobs, and the Future of the Economy with Sir Michael Moritz and Marco Zappacosta (by LinkedIn)

Crucial video on the future of jobs: major changes coming up!

June 18th, 2013


iRobot And Cisco Build A Roving Telepresence Rig So Remote Workers Can Still Roam The Office

It’s no secret that iRobot’s domestic cleaning machines can carry some interesting things while they putter around and wipe up your floors, and iRobot and Cisco have taken that notion to its next logical step. The two companies have just announced that they’ve taken this smart roving robotics platform and stuck this pricey enterprise video conferencing monitor on top, all to facilitate West Wing-style walk-and-talks with colleagues who couldn’t be bothered to schlep into the office.

We’ve seen plenty of curious telepresence rigs before, but this is one of the few that makes it a point to break away from the confines of a desk. Once everything is put together, the Ava 500 stands at about 5’5″ and artfully dodges office debris the same way the more janitorial units do. Meanwhile, those remote users also get to control that roving robot by way of an iPad app, though the process isn’t as hands-on as one might hope — the Ava 500 handles most of the control itself after the user selects a destination so it’s perfect for remotely touring dangerous corners of the factory floor, but not so perfect for doing donuts outside of Conference Room B.

Reblogged from A Smarter Planet
May 30th, 2013

Moshe Vardi: Robots Could Put Humans Out of Work by 2045


See on Scoop.it - Tracking the Future

Robots began replacing human brawn long ago—now they’re poised to replace human brains. Moshe Vardi, a computer science professor at Rice University, thinks that by 2045 artificially intelligent machines may be capable of “if not any work that humans can do, then, at least, a very significant fraction of the work that humans can do.”

So, he asks, what then will humans do?

See on singularityhub.com
May 14th, 2013