Survey: 45 percent of jobs done by humans will be done by robots in 20 years
According to IO9, A passel of troublesome futurists from the University of Oxford’s James Martin school are promising that 45 percent of jobs currently done by humans will be done by robots, computers and other bits of metal in another 20 years.
Reportedly, jobs in services, sales, construction and administrative support may be the first to go. Of course, it’s not like Oxford has Nostradamus on staff, and anyone who’s done a job in the service industry can tell you their day is 10 percent rote tasks and 90 percent dealing with all the weird little human problems no robot could possibly comprehend.
Still, if we all want to delay the inevitable we’d probably be best off pressing “0” the second an automated operator picks up a service phone call.