Robots Will Replace Roughly 20 Million Jobs By 2030 – Are You Next?

In the past, the idea of having robots run most of our society for us was was something of a dystopian fantasy. While we always knew that robots had to potential to greatly improve our societies, the thought of actually getting to a point where it would become a threat to our very way of life was something we left to the sci-fi writers. However, recent reports regarding the rapidly growing development of robotics and it’s incorporation into our lives prove that the coming changes are going to hit us a lot harder, and sooner than we previously expected.

Robots Will Replace Roughly 20 Million Jobs By 2030 – Are You Next?

So far, scientists and economists predict that the manufacturing industry is likely to be the one that’s hit hardest by the coming ‘robotics revolution’ with as many as 20 million jobs becoming redundant by the year 2030 as a result of robots replacing the humans that perform these tasks. A Recent report by Oxford Economics suggests that for every robot created, 1.6 manufacturing jobs will be lost. The further issue with this is that because of the growing rate of automation in other sectors such as transport, construction, maintenance, and office and administration work means that manufacturing workers (who tend to move into jobs in these sectors if should they leave their current jobs) will find even fewer jobs available in the future.

Robots Will Replace Roughly 20 Million Jobs By 2030 – Are You Next?

However, the good news is that their research shows that for all the jobs being a loss, an almost equal amount of jobs will be created by that time. So really, it comes down to being able to train yourself enough to make the leap into the new age. This means that being aware of the progress of automation in sectors that you work in is a good idea and doing what you can to teach yourself or ensure that your children are properly trained in the fields of IT or engineering to be prepared for the coming change.

Robots Will Replace Roughly 20 Million Jobs By 2030 – Are You Next?