In a word, yes. Particularly if you believe the brain trust at McKinsey & Co. After a detailed analysis of over 2,000 work activities in more than 800 occupations, combined with data from the US Bureau of Labor statistics, they predict that in the next 20 years, 45 percent of jobs today will be automated out of existence.
Twenty years, 45 percent.
And that’s only considering technologies available today. Download the full report here.
If you’re not within two decades of retirement, you should begin preparing yourself for a radically different landscape for work than we’ve ever known.
But the answer isn’t panic, it’s preparation.
And accepting that these are times of unprecedented change.