Computerized 'Jobliteration': Oxford Experts Calculate the Odds Your Job Could Be Snatched by Something That Never Sleeps or Weeps


It's estimated that 47% of all jobs in the U.S will be completely replaced by computerized competitors, including robots, A.I. software, automation and other "smart" technologies that not only do what we do, but also do it better, e.g., faster and cheaper.

If your job isn't as cerebral as a Master's program or is a craft requiring great manual dexterity and artisan skills, it too may be subject to "jobliteration"-the obliteration of jobs, even though with variable degrees of likelihood, depending on the job.

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Computerized 'Jobliteration': Oxford Experts Calculate the Odds Your Job Could Be Snatched by Something That Never Sleeps or Weeps

What you will learn in this eBook

...If a worker can't hold on to a low-skill job, how on Earth will (s)he qualify for jobs requiring creative and social intelligence, especially since low-skill jobs absorb huge numbers of non-native English speakers whose English-dependent social skills and forms of creativity are unlikely to make the language-biased cut?

True, there may be some, perhaps many, in low-skill jobs who will be "re-reallocated" to better jobs, after having previously been "reallocated" by the recession or some other misfortune to the ranks of unskilled workers. But after the battering they've experienced, they may be forgiven for neither holding their breath or hopes of getting a kick back upstairs.

Reinforcing the gloomier predictions are those predisposed to a "to be is to be used" view of technology, who will prophesy that in the long run automatable will be equivalent to automated and that chasing the dream of reallocation to a high-skill job will be like chasing the vapor trail of a fully automated jetliner, hoping to get a seat on it.

What stands in the way of complete replacement of human workers?

About the author

Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers, The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy).
Computerized 'Jobliteration': Oxford Experts Calculate the Odds Your Job Could Be Snatched by Something That Never Sleeps or Weeps