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10 Jobs That WONT Exist Soon (and why) - LIFE THEORY 46

10 Jobs That WONT Exist Soon (and why) - LIFE THEORY
10 Jobs That WONT Exist Soon (and why) - LIFE THEORY

10 Jobs That won't Exist Soon (and why) - LIFE THEORY

In this episode of "Life Theory": Our list of 10 jobs that won't exist in the near future. Some due to automation, some due to pure lack of use. What jobs will disappear in the next 10 years, or 20 years? Automation will kill the current job market. Are robots going to replace workers? How to tell if your job is at risk? Is self-driving a real thing? Can we automate food? Is the Matrix real? Will machines take over? Join us in today's episode of "life Theory" to find out.

#4 22/05/2022 - 10 Jobs That Won't Exist Soon

I. Cashiers

II. Dispatchers

III. Assembly line worker jobs

IV. News Paper Jobs

V. Pharmacist jobs

VI. Vacation Travel Agents

VII. Lumberjacks

VIII. Word Processor/Typist

IX. Drivers

X. Fast Food Workers

XI. Look at the past to see the future

Hello, and welcome to another episode of "Life Theory."

Life has many lessons to offer us during our time on Earth, but one that has proven to be an ever-evolving lesson is that what humans do for a living is constantly changing. There are some professions that might never go away, just like the, I am, the oldest profession in the world, but we guess it stood the test of time for a reason. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, here is our list of 10 jobs that won't exist in the near future. Some due to automation, some due to pure lack of use.

NUMBER 1! Cashiers.

During the mid-1900s, when the world was turning into the consumer-driven place we know today, all companies were in massive need of cashiers. There were no bank card payments bank in the day. People actually got some cash out of an envelope and went shopping, and the only way you could pay for something was to actually go out and pay the cashier at the checkpoint. No computers, no online shopping, nothing!

Forward to today, and no one needs a cashier anymore. You don't need humans to count how much money they give you and how much they need to give you back. No one is using cash anymore. We personally haven't got more than 10 dollars in our pocket for the past three years. Now, we just go to the grocery store if we haven't both the products we need online, and we just pay as we go with the small devices the big chains have now. We scan the outcomes we want, and at the end, we enter wirelessly to pay with our card, and we are on our way.

The Western world is a little ahead of this trend, but it is a matter of time for all the world to adopt that level of shopping—no need to worry about the human factor, no monthly salaries, no overtime. Stores can now work 24/7 without any people at the checkpoints. It's a crazy world that we live in, compared just to 10 years ago or 20.

And by now, you have heard about the 24/7 stores of Amazon, where you just walk in, grab what you like, and leave. Just like stealing, but you pay for it without even noticing. Today is Amazon. In 10 years, it could be every store on the planet.

NUMBER 2! Dispatchers.

The days when you had hundreds of people changing cable lines on a giant board. The job of dispatchers is still essential today. When you call 911, you still need someone to navigate the call to the fire department, the police, or the hospital.

And those planes aren't getting clear to land or take off by computers yet!

The days when lines of code are going to replace all dispatchers are coming. In the past, we used to call for a taxi and wait for a dispatcher. Now just a single press of a button, you have an Uber or a Lift to come and take you. It is just a matter of time and testing, and we can let a computer algorithm take it from there.

NUMBER TREE! Assembly line worker jobs.

Not so long ago, almost all jobs used to be in factories. You just stood on a line and put nuts and bolts on something, then the person down the line used to put something else until you kind of had a finished product. We strongly suggest watching the movie "Modern Times" with Charlie Chaplin. It paints a picture more than words can say.

People used to work six days a week, 8 to o12 hours a day, until they died, doing the same repetitive job and called that living. There are people still today, who are afraid of automation, and want to live the life of the past, work, do the same useless tasks, eat, sleep, and die. Now, there are almost no factories where people do that thing. It is all done by robots. They are still not well-developed countries where humans are still the main factor, but this will change shortly. Today's generation isn't going to be working in factories, and in 20 years, when the current 50-year-olds are no longer able to perform the tasks, robots have to be installed, or owners will go out of business.

We are living in times when doing an exceptional repetitive job is no longer prised; this is why it is paid the least. Who needs 100 super good workers when you can have one robot doing a better job 24/7?

NUMBER FOUR! News Paper Jobs.

Ah, newspapers. The delivery boy or girl is throwing your newspaper from a bike. You go out in your jammies on the front porch with a cup of coffee, ready to read what is going on in the world.

Do you remember that? If you are around thirty, most likely not!

Before the internet, people were mainly relying on words printed on paper to tell them the so-called truth about the world. No one reads newspapers anymore! Even people who print newspapers don't read the newspapers! The New York Times, Time Magazine, Washington Post, or Daily Mail in the UK. Content is mainly consumed online these days. If these names had to rely on newspapers, they would have been out of business by now.

The same applies to newspaper delivery people. We don't know about you, but we don't know anyone who gets delivered newspapers on any other type of paper. Hello, the internet, the environment! And we are just turning thirty. Imagine what the generation behind us is going to think about newspapers! News on paper? What? They will think of it as the Jurassic Period.

NUMBER FIVE! Pharmacist jobs.

We cannot tell you how many people we know who studied for six years at university to get a master's degree just so they could spend 80 percent of their type selling Vitamins and Asprin.

Currently, we are living in The Netherlands, and the city we are, it is not that small, there are only 3 or 4 pharmacies. All the medicine we need, around 80 percent of what people buy day to day, can be found in grocery stores, home decor shops, and vending machines. There is still a need for someone to give you your subscribed medicine or create some drug that was suggested by your doctor, but all the other small stuff. It can be found in almost any store. A pharmacist is a well-paid professional, and this is one of the many reasons why their services won't be that needed in the future if a supply chain or even vending machine can satisfy up to 80 percent of people's demand.

NUMBER 6! Vacation Travel Agents.

In one of our previous videos, we mentioned Travel Agent as a home office job, and it is. If you have the know-how and know where to locate 80 percent of your efforts but, let's get one thing straight! People who use travel agents for their vacations are either not so young anymore or don't know how to use the Internet.

If you are in your twenties or thirties, have you ever used a travel agency in your life for your vacation? Most likely, you haven't! You did the booking yourself, with... well, booking or Air BNB. You both your plane ticket from an app on your phone and you did a quick research of what are the top places to visit at the location you chose. Before the internet, people didn't have access to that information, and they had to pay people to essentially google for them. It's 2022! Would you pay someone to google hotels in Spain for you? Or type esky dot com to buy a ticket? We didn't think so!

The younger generation doesn't need one more person or company to take from their time and freedom what to do on their vacation! They don't want to stay in a 5-star hotel or go to the oldest museum. They want to experience the culture. They all speak English, and they want to feel the country as a resident, a traveler, not a tourist. I mean, who wants to be a tourist anymore?

The more connected the world becomes, the less need for someone else to control your free and leisure time. And yes! Some business travel agents provide a wide spectrum of services for the biggest international event, and when you have booked every hour of your day to do business, you might need to pay some extra for someone else to do the boring and time-consuming stuff for you. But, as far as vacation goes, we have been to Sweden, Austria, Denmark, The Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, and The Netherlands! And we never needed a single agent to have a fantastic time. We just needed a phone and two apps.

NUMBER 7! Lumberjacks.

When someone hears the word lumberjack, they instantly imagine a big man full of muscles, a musky scent, a beard, and a branded Woodstock shirt.

This might seem nice on Instagram or Pinterest, but the reality is that the modern-day lumberjacks are in big heavy machines for the main dismantling of the tree. The problems here are many. Wood is a very slow resource to recover. To reach mature age, a tree needs around 15 years. With new technologies, fewer people burning wood for heating, and the new generation taking a stand for our planet, this job might nod despair altogether, but it will be wiped out almost completely.

It's a dangerous and very high-strength demanding job, and where strength is required, a machine is always a few steps away. But put the environment, new walls, and the new wave of people that are coming, and this job will be almost gone before you could say newspaper.

NUMBER 8! Word Processor/Typist.

We are going to make this a quick one. Do you know that 90 percent of a written document is always almost identical, only having to change a few details? Give an AI a task to develop 100,000 unique papers, and it will do it.

And as far as recording meetings, or civil cases, and then putting it into writing. They are software existing today that can do in minutes what would take human hours and hours.

Let's say you were in a meeting, things didn't go well, and you asked your typist to put on paper everything said on the record. Would you like to wait a full day for that to happen, or would you like to get it by the time you go from the meeting room to your office?

NUMBER 9! Drivers.

From taxi drivers to mail delivery drivers, to truck drivers, all the way to tractor drivers. The self-driving cars are already here. Germany already has on the road self-driving trucks on its highways that are also fully electric.

The benefits of having a driver are huge—no wall obligation for paid breaks, 24/7 schedule, seven days a week. The technology is already here, all it needs is a slight adjustment and a couple of years for the local governments to get on the same page, and then there is no turning back.

People in their twenties today won't even have the chance to be drivers by the time they get 40. People who are 40 today will need to find a new skill to provide for the market if they wish to be able to have a job until pension time arrives. We live in times when we have to reinvent our skills every 5 to 10 years if we even want to have the chance of finding a job.

This year a company in the United States announced their first fully automatic, self-driving tractor with solar panels that can work on the field 24/7 without any need for human supervision.

The future is here, and it is just beginning to blossom. The world will be so different in the next ten years, and we have to adapt to it.

NUMBER 10! Fast Food Workers.

We are closing in today's video with the last job we believe will disappear in the next few years. If you think that that's not possible, it is ok. Just three years ago, we would have never believed in ourselves. Then, we went to Rotterdam, in The Netherlands. We were amazed. We went to McDonald's not to buy anything, but just to check how it worked. It was utterly different from where we were coming from.

There were no people to take your order. You just used a big screen or portable tablet to make your order, and you paid with a card. Then you just wait, and your order magically appears on a place, and you just go and take it. No human contact is needed.

And with robots now making the fries, it is a matter of better code to make the same for the burgers, and then this will go on into all sorts of fast-food chains.

The days of students working high-pressure, demanding, low-paid jobs are coming to an end. And with every solution, we will have a new problem to solve for the labor market and how people will need to reinvent themself to be relevant.

Thank you for watching and for staying until the end. We have something for you. This time is something from the past.

NUMBER ELEVEN. Look at the past to see the future.

Did you know that there were people who believed they would be paid to light the city candles to provide light until they died?

Well, the light bow was invented, and they were out of a job before they could blow off all the candles.

One other example! When Ford introduced the first car, people believed it was so stupid and inefficient that they kept betting on horses and carets. Look at where we are now!

And to end this episode of "Life Theory," we are going to use a quote from a Bob Dylan song that we so much love.

"As the present now

Will later be past

The order is rapidly fadin'

And the first one now

Will later be the last

For the times they are a-changing."

Thank you for watching.

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