Susan, you hit the nail on the proverbial head my friend! Automation can kill some jobs, but Internet-based automation usually needs debuggers and people to monitor this and update, beta test. While technology will eliminate simple jobs, it will create amazing opportunities with those who have the skills.
I wonder what the Internet will look like in ten years; I am sure it will be quite different from what we have today. I do think, hounhosp, that you and other visionary thinkers will have a say in what those changes are, and how they happen; and for those of us who are willing to creatively adapt there will always be opportunities.
I haven't worked at a regular job for a decade or more. My work is wherever I am; there is always something to be done, and there are almost always people willing to pay for it. I have more variety and usually more satisfaction from my work now than I ever did in more traditionally structured job environments. I work from home most but not all of the time.. I set my own hours. Whether I thrive or starve is mostly up to me.
Why is all of this true? The Internet. It didn't threaten my job, it created it.
I tell people that my job is, "I explain s***." And whether I'm a writer, a blogger, a podcaster, a Tweeter, a radio personality, or whatever, it's all the same thing. And while it's true that people in India can do what I do for a fraction of the cost, and computers might be able to learn how to write articles, I still think there's going to be an endless market for people who can explain s***.
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