New - realistic - research demonstrates how many jobs are at risk of being lost to technology:

New - realistic - research demonstrates how many jobs are at risk of being lost to technology: 

Bottom Line: You've probably heard about the dire predictions that half of all jobs are imperiled over the next couple of decades due to technology. I've not taken any of that seriously and not because it's not possible but because it's not plausible. There's a tremendous difference between the two. 

MIT is out with it's latest research of how many jobs are realistically at risk due to technology for the foreseeable. The estimate they provided was about 6 million. That makes a lot more sense than half of everything. Consumer choice and other important factors will lead to far less robotic takeover than predicted by some. I'll use myself as an example. 

While you can order clothes online - I don't and I won't. I hate the hassle and want to try on clothes prior to purchasing them. 

While Amazon is once again trying to put grocery stores out of business by online grocery delivery...I can tell you that I'll never order groceries from Amazon.com. I don't have any interest and prefer to pick out my own food - especially fresh items in a store. 

I'm sure you have your own examples but that's the reason that what's possible isn't what's inevitable and far fewer jobs are likely to be lost to tech than the most dire predictions.

 
Brian Mudd

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