Arguably for millennia, but certainly since the industrial revolution, technological development has been driving changes in labour practices. This has been accelerated by globalization and automation and is likely speeding up as sensors and artificial intelligence improve and costs fall:
Both for individuals and governments, it’s hard to discern what this means when planning for the labour force of 2050 and beyond, except, perhaps, don’t build careers on anything that is easily automated.
- Ethics and autonomous robots in war
- The plausibility of driverless cars
- Increasingly clever machines
- Automation and the jobs of the future
- Googling the Cyborg