We’ve all seen it happen in movies : robots taking over the world. The concept gained much popularity with the Hollywood movie “Terminator” and has since found its way onto the minds of countless people, but while the movies certainly go on to showcase a happy ending, one would have to imagine that in the real-world, we wouldn’t necessarily have a happy ending – that of course remains to be seen. 

Many often do worry about times where robots may take over the world – no less than famous entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk who too has expressed his concerns over this issue. As more and more people get into the conversation, this fictional imaginative thing seems to be going more and more towards reality. 

While there may be many visuals to inspect and many subjects to addressed in a world filled with robotic creatures, one would have to imagine that the most worrying thing for many would be the job department. And this is exactly what we’ll be taking into account today, too. 

robots taking over the world
robots taking over the world

It is said that more than 90 million workers all across the European continent – representing 40 percent of the total workforce will in fact have to develop significant new skills and adjust them within their current roles over the course of the next ten years – this due to the fact that automation puts in and around 51 million jobs at risk. 

With that said, it is already the case where pretty much all of today’s European workers would face some degree of change due to the evolution of their jobs because of the technological impacts. For now though, while the statistics do seem quite daunting, it is also said that employment growth in other sectors will in fact largely compensate for the overall job loss that will concur.

In fact, there is even conclusive evidence to suggest that Europe might end up falling short of up to six million workers by the year 2030. Considering the fact that more and more opportunities will be emerging in the fields of technology, finding sufficient numbers of workers so as to fill the job openings will in fact be an even more challenging thought for the continent.

Technological centers such as both London as well as Paris will especially face such problems – since employment opportunities in these cities will be concentrated however, there won’t be enough residents on hand qualified enough to fill them. It is said then that in areas such as these where dynamic growth will be more apparent than other parts, less than 60 percent of the new jobs will be taken up the suitable worker.

And so as you might have already imagined, up-skilling as well re-training the workforce will in fact be amongst the top priorities of business leaders over the course of the next couple of years. And this process has only been further accelerated by the Covd-19 crisis, as it is being suggested that the jobs most at risk from automation are also those that the pandemic has seemingly made more vulnerable.

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The areas concerning Customer service and sales as well as food service and building occupations are most likely to be displaced as a result of the introduction of technology-oriented labor, and if the case for more productive work done by machines wasn’t enough to be able to convince business owners to go about this way, the recent health crisis has made sure that more and more will be thinking pretty much the same.

And so it has long been argued that more and more people need to acquire skills that will be in demand in the future so as to compensate over all the occupations that are declining because of automation.

robots taking over the world

But like stated earlier, there will be the trend of “growing occupations” too in the future – as a decline isn’t all that we’re going to see. Analysts have long held the opinion that human health as well as social work will be the two departments that will be on the receiving end of the strongest growth, while professional, scientific and technical services as well as education too will likely follow a similar trend.

In some way, it can also be argued that this change in the labor industry will actually be a good thing. One can say that jobs will in fact be shifting away from dull routine work and will move towards more interesting and problem-solving interpersonal interactions.

Of course with that said, the demand of socioeconomic skills will also grow by a vast majority, as human workers who focus on roles that machines cannot actually fulfill will be much high in demand. With that said, it’s not only about automation replacing the labor-force, but is also quite a lot about how these factors are likely to enhance the manner with which we see the automation world and how we move towards a more progressive integration between the two!


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