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    50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    A paradigm shift is expected to be witnessed in the wayworkplaces operate over the next 15 years, making nearly 50 per cent of occupations existing today redundant by 2025, a report has said.

    Artificial intelligence will transform businesses and the work that people do. Process work, customer work and vast swathes of middle management will simply disappear, it said.

    The report titled 'Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace' has been prepared by realty consulting firmCBRE and China-based Genesis, a property developer, after interviewing 220 experts, business leaders and young people from Asia, Europe and North America.

    http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/50-of-occupations-today-will-no-longer-exist-in-2025-report-114110701279_1.html

    This prediction is a frightening one for those of us at the age where we are not old enough to not work, but too old to retrain and start over.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Yep, what we will see (are seeing?) is a massive rush to get on the SS disability train.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This prediction is a frightening one for those of us at the age where we are not old enough to not work, but too old to retrain and start over.
    What does too old to retrain mean? I was teaching my 11 year old German Shepherd things until the day he died. I learn new things every day and really enjoy researching things and learning new information. A lot of business has already made the shift into the online world, and you are at least capable and proficient enough to navigate and use a message board so learning new Internet and computer based skills seems well within your ability to attain given the facts I previously stated.

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    What does too old to retrain mean? I was teaching my 11 year old German Shepherd things until the day he died. I learn new things every day and really enjoy researching things and learning new information. A lot of business has already made the shift into the online world, and you are at least capable and proficient enough to navigate and use a message board so learning new Internet and computer based skills seems well within your ability to attain given the facts I previously stated.
    I think its probably a bit easier to teach your 11 year old dog to roll over than it is to teach a 60 year old life long Postal Clerk to be a Web Developer.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Thanks Obama


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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think its probably a bit easier to teach your 11 year old dog to roll over than it is to teach a 60 year old life long Postal Clerk to be a Web Developer.
    One that doesn't have a lick of computer or Internet skills, sure, but I can't feel too sorry for them, that technology has existed for many, many years now. If they were unable to see the trends of the future coming their way, the responsibility falls on their shoulders.

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Thanks Obama

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Machines took more than 50% of jobs in the last few decades and computers will take another 50% in the next decade. It does indeed make you wonder what people will do for employment. I spent my life herding cows and fixing fences, no robot or computer for that. Well not yet anyway.

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    One that doesn't have a lick of computer or Internet skills, sure, but I can't feel too sorry for them, that technology has existed for many, many years now. If they were unable to see the trends of the future coming their way, the responsibility falls on their shoulders.
    Oh brother....
    Bet he wouldn't be saying that if he was a postal clerk for 20 years.

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    What does too old to retrain mean? I was teaching my 11 year old German Shepherd things until the day he died. I learn new things every day and really enjoy researching things and learning new information. A lot of business has already made the shift into the online world, and you are at least capable and proficient enough to navigate and use a message board so learning new Internet and computer based skills seems well within your ability to attain given the facts I previously stated.
    It means that training has costs and thus will have limited slots available. If one has the choice to train either a 52 year old or a 26 year old then which will likely be chosen? Cost/benefit analysis would surely favor training those that will remain in the workforce longer - even an old congress critter may see that.
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