Should we have listened to the Luddites after all?

Taxis. Gone

Truck drivers. Gone.

Vets. Lawyers. Sub editors and sports journalists. All gone. All these jobs will soon be replaced machines. Or so speculate those who predict that the Internet of Things (IoT) will displace millions of jobs in the near future.

“If you can automate, then it will be automated,” says David Maunsell, managing director of Accenture Digital, the global technology services company.

But rather than be disturbed Maunsell is sanguine about the imminent clash of humans and technology. Disruption leads to innovation and innovation leads to growth, he says.

Maunsell spoke recently at The Briefing CEO forum and we put the question to him: what jobs won’t exist soon?