Posts tagged: end of work
For most of us, there’s just three possibilities for the future of what we currently call our ‘job’:
If those three outcomes really are the only ones, then they set up a dire environment for the future of work, at least form the perspective of the middle classes of Western Liberal Democracies. In my mind, these changes are inevitable in one form or another, perhaps within my working life, and unarguably so within the working lives of my children.
I wonder if there is a fourth option?
Another data point in the narrative that suggests that the Industrial Revolution concept of “employment” (at least as it is practiced in the Developed World) will cease to exist. And most likely in our lifetime.
As technology systematises more and more processes, the need for middle-level white collar jobs will decline.
The only way to stay in front of this transition is to make stuff.