80% of those polled said their own job will “probably” or “definitely” still exist at that time
Most Americans Think Robots Will Take All the Jobs, Just Not Theirs. Some two-thirds of the Americans believe that in fifty years, robots and computers will “probably” or “definitely” be performing most of the work currently carried out by humans.
While we might believe automation is a threat to the workforce at large, individually, we seem mostly confident that we’re irreplaceable. This natural strain of narcissism could create a blind spot, enabling workforce automation to take us by surprise.
Younger people (ages 18-29) and people who work in the public sector (including educators and government employees) were both slightly more likely to believe their job is secure. Both groups were also slightly more skeptical of workforce automation in general.