Robot Boots On The Ground
The conventional wisdom is that robots will be nearly half way to taking all our jobs by 2025. The word cobot is tossed around a lot to make us think we will still have jobs, but don’t be fooled. There’s going to be a lot of bullshit about how robots will free us from drudgery. It starts with all the loose talk about a Universal Basic Income. They will make sure this talk goes on for at least 10 years because by then it will be too late.
The Bloomberg map show where the robots are, mostly Michigan and Texas. Michigan for the cars and Texas for plastics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
1. Truck drivers
2. Legal support staff (39% of jobs by 2020)
3. Medical professionals and doctors
5. Report writers
7. Construction workers
1. Stockroom worker
3. Soldier (25% by 2030)
6. Bomb squad
9. Paralegals and doc-review-focused attorneys
10. Tellers and clerks
What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future – The Bank of England said that 80,000,000 US jobs might be taken over by robots.
Robots are taking more factory jobs than Mexico or China – Trade took 13% of America’s factory jobs, 88% were taken by robots
Automation Invasion: Robots Are Coming for Your Job – From 2000-2010 5,000,000 manufacturing jobs disappeared, automation took 87 percent of those jobs.
Robots and jobs: Evidence from the US – There are 1.5-1.7 million robots now, by 2025 there will be 4-6 million. Robots reduce wages and employment.
The 5 jobs robots will take first – There is an 83% chance that workers who earn $20 an hour or less could have their jobs replaced by robots in the next 5 years. Those in the $40 an hour pay range face a 31% chance of having their jobs taken over by the machines.