'In 2014, Pew Research canvassed 1,896 technology professionals and economists and found a split of opinion: 48 percent of respondents believed that new technologies would displace more jobs than they would create by the year 2025, while 52 percent maintained that they would not.'
I recently listened to a podcast about the increase of automation in the workplace. The broadcaster cited the example of driverless cars and projected what this might mean for the worldwide labour force. They believed a significantly automated labour force is imminent and not a distant dream, like hover-cars.
Think about your own job for a moment. Do you spend hours at a computer? Do you tediously reformat, enter or alter data? You are at risk if you answered 'yes'.
What jobs could be automated with little effort now? What jobs cannot be automated? Will future you sip cocktails on the balcony of your apartment on the 150th floor whilst robots whizz around, consigned to domestic and industrial servitude until their motherboards fail?