Volkswagen cuts 30,000 jobs. The era of robotics starts today. Are you sure your job is safe?
Today November 18th, 2016, automotive giant Volkswagen has announced a massive layoff of 30,000 units. 23,000 people just in Germany. At the same time, it announced a 3 billion investment and a forecasted improvement in profit of 25%.
How can you lay off 30,000 people but increase profit by 25%?
THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: ROBOTICS
The Huffington Post stated that 5 million jobs will be replaced by Robotics and Artificial Intelligence by 2020.
Check out these two videos showing new Robots developed by Google and used by Amazon.
Google Robot Atlas:
Amazon robots: video here
CNBC states that: "Estimates of the impact of robotic automation vary, but market research by Forrester forecasts that automation will replace 12 million jobs in the U.S. by 2025".
WHAT ARE THE NEW JOBS OF THE FUTURE?
"The cognitive era will create new jobs, such as robot monitoring professionals, data scientists, automation specialists, and content curators," the report said. "But the transformation of existing jobs resulting from re-engineering a process to use cognitive support — such as turning low-value data entry work to a higher-level analyst or customer-oriented roles — will be even more dramatic." link here
The reason why these roles will be replaced is because they involve highly repetitive tasks which are easily replicated by machines. In the beginning, we thought that only factory jobs would be replaced but we are now realizing that even white collar jobs such as stock brokers, data analysis, accounting and so on will be affected in the near future.
NOT ONLY MANUAL JOBS BUT ALSO WHITE COLLARS ARE AT RISK
In the beginning, we thought that only factory jobs would be replaced but we are now realizing that even white collar jobs such as stock brokers, data analysis, accounting and so on will be affected in the near future.
I personally know a friend in LA that works for an accounting company. He told me about his older colleagues being laid off because of a new software that does their job better and faster.
These people invested years and money going to college to learn accounting and accumulated years of experience in their field just to see a new software do their job even better.
It's totally understandable that companies want to use robotics and artificial intelligence to cut costs and improve efficiency/profitability but where does that leave millions of people?
It's no science fiction where you hear on the news that Volkswagen cuts 30,000 jobs. The era of robotics starts today.
ARE YOU SURE YOUR JOB IS SAFE?
There are two ways to make money:
1. Work for money
2. Make money work for you
If robots and artificially intelligence will replace more and more jobs where human "work for money", I think it would be pretty smart to start thinking how to "make money work for you".
HOW ABOUT PLAN B
A way to do that is building a system online that leverages the power of internet aka building a business online.
Personally, I've been wanting to do that for a long time, but I never knew how.
I guess I wasn't ready.
They say "When the student is ready, the teacher will show up". And it really happened that way for me. I watched an ad on Youtube, clicked on it, gave my email address and receive 7 free videos that introduced to the idea of how to build an online business from scratch. I wanted to see what it was all about and video after video I started trusting the system and the people behind it.
It wasn't a rich quick scheme, it was clear that even though the system was simple to use, it required effort,
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