Report: 45% of Jobs Can Be Replaced By Computers In 20 Years

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The economy of the world has constantly changed over recorded history. 150 years ago, most of the US population was involved in agriculture. Since then it has changed gradually as new occupations have been created, and old ones have disappeared. This process continues to the present day but the Internet and the IT revolution has speeded it up.

Thus this story from MIT Technology Review

A recent report (which is not online, but summarized here) from the Oxford Martin School’sProgramme on the Impacts of Future Technology attempts to quantify the extent of that threat. It concludes that 45 percent of American jobs are at high risk of being taken by computers within the next two decades.

The authors believe this takeover will happen in two stages. First, computers will start replacing people in especially vulnerable fields like transportation/logistics, production labor, and administrative support. Jobs in services, sales, and…

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