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So here’s a sobering thought for you.  Within a decade’s time you will be unemployed.  Ok, maybe you’ll make it another fifteen years, twenty max.  No, it’s not because you’re lazy or finally told your boss how you really feel.  It’s because the robots are coming.  They are faster, cheaper, in many cases smarter, work for nothing but sweet sweet electricity, don’t need holiday time, and never waste time playing on the internet at work.  They are the you your boss wishes you were, and they are coming for your job.

I personally have helped developed bots like the one the following video mentions for trading on the stock market.  My artificial intelligence code helped teach them to learn how to out learn any human trader as far as the maths and predictability algorithms go.  It can make trades in micro-seconds… even at your most caffeinated you can’t do that.  There are people a lot smarter than me out there that have taken it so much further than we ever imagined.

We’ve all seen the stories about Google’s self driving car.  It’s coming for your steering wheel, and it won’t take no for an answer.  We all know too well the self-checkouts at Walmart.  We’ve heard the stories of fast food restaurants replacing the pimply-faced kids at the counter with a touch screen.  There is writing on the wall, but no one wants to see it.

So… watch this video and prepare for the future.  Whether it’s a glorious new age or your own personal apocalypse will depend on where you fall on the employment divide.

 

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