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?
Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription, an Idealog t-shirt and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).