In the last 10 years, consumers have seen a rise of automated cash registers in stores for self check-out without the help of humans. As workers see jobs diminishing in the workplace, it is causing speculations on the future of automated technologies taking over the world. Researchers are contributing to their concerns through studies while entrepreneur Robert Deignan are encouraging them to work with new technology. The Gazette Day reported on October 18th, 2018 that researchers agree it will take approximately 120 years for machines to have a 50 percent chance of eliminating human jobs. Deignan says it’s not the time to work against technology, but to explore job opportunities that are less likely to have an impact with the use of automated technologies.
Gazette Day stated the jobs considered safe are those that require extensive training, constructive decision making, and flexible physical environments. Entrepreneur Robert Deignan has worked in the technology industry for many years and shares his predictions for the future of automation. He sees particular tasks, such as data entry and sewing eliminated in the workplace. Robert tells his readers not to worry about loss of jobs because consumers prefer human interaction compared to robotic and automated machines. For an example, consider retailers like Walmart who have automated cash registers and have problems with glitches requiring the customer to rely on the expertise of a human cashier.
Oxford University discovered that there will always be in high demand installers, repairers, therapists, mechanics, teachers, and social workers. McKinsey conducted a study and reports automation will change the modern workplace by eliminating particular tasks. It reveals approximately 60 percent of jobs include automated tasks. Regardless of what studies show, entrepreneur Robert Deignan tells workers to understand related skills for the jobs which prepare them for the future of automation.
Robert Deignan is the founder of ATS Digital Services, a services provider resolving technical issues with devices and electronics. He has nearly 11 years of experience working in technology as an entrepreneur and leader. The most important advice he shares with workers is to continue observing automated technology and discover jobs that are the least subjected to automation.