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Submission + - 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030 ( 3

An anonymous reader writes: At last week's TEDxReset event in Istanbul, Futurist Thomas Frey predicted over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030. He paints a pretty convincing argument in this overview of five industries – where the jobs will be going away and the jobs that will likely replace at least some of them – over the coming decades.
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2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030

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  • Where can I get a degree in futurology? Oh, it's more like scientology? Gotcha. How about what other futurologsts have said... one that comes to mind is that by the year 2000 the population will be six billion and there will be mass worldwide starvation?

    If you're buying this guy's drivel, why not just consult a horoscope? Or make your own wild-assed guess.

    Sheesh. People sure are gullible.

  • He fails to explain how many jobs will be created by new technology in the next 18 years. Technological Unemployment is one of the most powerful forces in market economics, but when those people become unemployed they become available in new areas using technology not yet created in the present time period. Take the Agricultural Revolution, it ended with mass unemployment due to the advent of John Deere's steel plough, but those unemployed masses moved into the cities and started the Industrial Revolution,

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced -- even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it. -- John Keats