An Oxford Study shows that 47% of US jobs are at risk of being displaced by automation and computerization

An Oxford Study shows that 47% of US jobs are at risk of being displaced by automation and computerization
 
The study from 2013 examined over 700 occupation types to reveal which may be vulnerable in the coming decades and finds that the precarious jobs are not limited to those based on computation and routine tasks. Google’s self-driving car, for example, proves that new technology can perform both routine and non-routine tasks, as well as manual and cognitive work, potentially rendering humans redundant to driving and navigation.
 
As automation and computerization develop, new technologies will disrupt the lives of many workers. But these developments will also create large surpluses of wealth through gains in efficiency. We can choose where and how that wealth is directed. As jobs are displaced, we can pursue policy platforms that strengthen the social safety net and ensure that workers who have been pushed out of the labor force are able to meet their basic needs. If we want to live in a society that defines many people as redundant parts of a surplus population, we should sit back and hope for the best. But if we value the life and dignity of each and every individual, then we need to get involved in ensuring that the future we live in will be a future where the benefits of changes in technology are justly distributed for all.
 
We are at a critical juncture in the evolution of human society. We can continue to live in a world where many of us are nothing more than cogs in a machine, or we can choose to fashion a society that values the potential and power and beauty of every individual.
 
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