I was a big fan of the movie The Matrix & Terminator, and thought that these were just fantasy movies, until I started noticing some recent developments!
Did you know that the International Federation of Robotics said that the number of robots in factories across the world rose by 225,000 last year, and will rise even further in the coming years.
Last year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned that 45% of all manufacturing tasks would be automated within a decade, up from 10% today.
“Our current education system is creating a workforce that may not see any hope of getting jobs by 2025! YES…the robots are coming…”
I’m not a pessimist but from all the recent developments in technology, I think we need to start thinking differently on how we bring up our kids, and how we approach our careers.
In 2014, when Rainer Strack spoke about the 2030 workforce crisis, people just thought it was just another good TED talk… But now, we are practically beginning to see stuff happening around the world.
“It is clear that we’re going to see more and more capable systems and, I think, self-driving cars, domestic robots, personal assistants – something that plays the role of [Apple’s] Siri but has its own intelligence – those things are going to become more feasible and more commonplace.”
How Is The World Really Going To Be In 2025?
Well, from all this recent developments you can expect to live in a completely different world than what you’re living in today.
In the next few years, teenagers could use Siri as their personal assistant. It could even answer calls, or even spurn potential suitors – but only if programmed in the right way.
Here’s are some predictions by the Mirror:
Human augmentation will accelerate in the next decade. By 2025 we will be witnessing a new breed of human 2.0 and 3.0 who have“hacked” their own bodies.
Brain-enhancing drugs are already a reality and we can now have super-smart prosthetic limb replacements that have greater functionality than the ones we were born with. Both fields will continue to progress and we will see genetic treatments to eliminate conditions such as rage and obesity.
All of these enhancements will be monitored and managed 24/7 by a variety of wearable technologies and devices implanted into our bodies.
These will help us track every vital sign and link directly to both our own handheld devices and to monitoring services provided by our healthcare providers. 3D printing already allows us to create replacement body parts.
The evolution to 4D printing – where objects make themselves – will enable the manufacture of body parts that can self assemble and adapt their shape and properties over time, giving us limbs that could reinforce themselves as we age.
It won’t be long before we will have mapped how the human brain works and technology companies will be competing to host the ‘back up’ of our brains online – like a brain cloud.
Three major projects in Europe, the USA and China are currently involved in major research activities to understand how the brain stores information and memories.
This will ultimately allow us to create memory back-ups with the information stored remotely via an online service provider in exactly the same way as many of us already do with the data on our computers and mobile devices.
Mixed Reality Living
The boundaries between virtual and physical worlds will have disappeared by 2025 as we overlay multiple layers of digital sensory augmentation over our physical environment.
Augmented and virtual reality will have advanced to the point where we can stimulate all our senses over the internet and via our handheld devices.
So, for example, when booking a hotel, these developments would enable us to feel the bed linens, taste the food in the restaurant and smell the bath products – all from a device in the palm of our hands.
Internet of Life
In the next decade upwards of 100 billion objects from smartphones to street lamps and our cars will be connected together via a vast ‘internet of everything’. This will impact every aspect of our lives – for example it could transform the criminal justice system.
By 2025, evidence in a court case will include data taken from body worn cameras and microphones and sensors in everyday objects such as clothing, furniture and even our coffee cups – proving exactly what happened and who was present at the scene of a crime.
The Race With The Machines?
As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy.
A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers as our teammates. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon.
What Types Of Career Options Can You Expect In 2025 & Beyond?
With the machines rising with most of conventional jobs being automated, here’s a list of possible career options (as suggested by FastCompany.com). It’s becoming obvious to many futurists that past trends may no longer be a reliable indicator of future job prospects.
- DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURS
- FREELANCE PROFESSORS
- URBAN FARMERS
- SENIOR CARER
- REMOTE HEALTH CARE SPECIALISTS
- NEURO-IMPLANT TECHNICIANS
- SMART-HOME HANDYPERSON
- VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE DESIGNERS
- PERSONAL WORKER BRAND COACHES AND MANAGERS
Having said that, I personally feel it’s more important for you to start gearing up on the path of Entrepreneurship and specifically Internet Marketing & virtual businesses for you to stay ahead of the curve as things drastically start changing further.
Digital Entrepreneurship – The Next Wave!
We are now living in a connected world where you can literally run a full-fledged business off your laptop!
While all these robots begin to take over some of the key processes, the one human aspect which cannot be taken away is the spirit of entrepreneurship… and the ability to solve problems by providing products or services which support the overall system.
Why I got on this journey of living the internet lifestyle is so that I can always stay ahead of the crowd and adapt with the changing technologies.
Learning some of the most important skills can help you
- Business Building
- Mass Influence
- Digital Entrepreneurship
- Human Behavior
- Internet Marketing
If you’re looking for a future-proof career, you need to start thinking out of the box from now!!
What worked in the past will not work in the future.