What is the future of work? Not just in the United States, but in countries around the globe? The world is changing at nearly incomprehensible speeds. Technology has revolutionized entire industries formerly static and unchanging. AirBnB and Uber have wreaked havoc on the hotel and taxi industry. The internet has had devastating effects on brick and mortar industries. Bookstores, travel agents, video stores, and countless other businesses are either now defunct or operating in microscopic numbers.
Underemployment has increased around the world. As we head into a largely unknowable future-one that could be mostly populated by synthetic employees like robots and automation, available jobs are going to dissipate. So what’s going to happen to the bulk of the world’s working population if millions of jobs disappear and no new ones take their place? The following clip looks into this issue, and though it offers no answers, it substantially details the trends that are changing how we work.