Which jobs do you expect to see gone in 50 years?

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Which jobs do you think will become obsolete, automated or unnecessary in society 50 years from now? Could be finance or non-finance related.

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Nov 28, 2018

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Dec 2, 2018

Probably the mundane stuff will be gone.

I think it will reach a point where being creative with how you solve problems is where all the jobs lies.

A lot of companies now provide the software framework for you to build things. It's figuring how to piece things together that is the value add

Of course and sales. Sales will likely be the hardest one to automate

Dec 2, 2018

All of them. We'll start a race to make killbots and then have a Terminator scenario. Also the AIs will win.

Dec 2, 2018

The way I see it:

20 years: Service/Transporation/Agriculture/Low-level white collar jobs (bookkeepers for example). Cashiers most likely won't be a thing in 20 years.

50-100 years: Middle-class white-collar work like tax preparers, financial advisors, underwriters, etc. Auditors might even see their end around this time as well. Low-mid level blue collar work might have their work automated around this time as well.

100-150 years: Most of the corporate world such as finance, non-litigation law, consulting, etc. The oil industry will also disappear completely around this time. Non-technical roles in tech will also most likely see their end around this time such as product managers. Electricians, plumbers, HVAC techs, etc most likely would go around this time as well.

200+ years: Any form of engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil, etc.). Programming and tech jobs (software engineers, data science). Many other jobs will still be around for a while such as litigation lawyers, soldiers, psychologists/therapists, correctional officers, any creative related jobs (painters, musicians, etc), politicians, and most of the entertainment industry (can you even automate a comedian?) Entrepreneurship and investing will become a huge at this point since many jobs no longer exist.

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Dec 2, 2018

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Dec 2, 2018

Your timeline is way too long, but the oil industry won't disappear. Oil will vanish for energy purposes but oil is used in so many different things that it will never fully go away.

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Dec 2, 2018

When would you estimate that IB, law, tech, engineering, etc will disappear? I don't think IB, consulting or law are going to disappear in 50 years nor do I think engineering and tech will be gone in 100.

Also, won't the Earth eventually run out of oil?

Dec 2, 2018

When do you think engineering or tech are going to be automated? Should I avoid pursuing finance and instead opt for something STEM-related to be safer from automation?

Dec 2, 2018

Definitely think the low level FIRE jobs will go right away. The market is already pushing the worst down and out.

For residential real estate, zillow and redfin are gutting the worst agents, for financial advising, cost free index funds are gaining relevance, etc.

EDIT: Also I think grocery store cashiers are about to be a thing of the past, my local grocery store just converted 3 of its lanes into 12 self service checkouts.

Dec 2, 2018

Zillow isn't doing shit for the worst agents, the worst agents by the numbers weren't doing anyhting either. The mode transactions for real estate agents is 0, that was the case before Zillow as well.

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Dec 2, 2018

They're compressing fees at the bottom of the market and their "we buy houses" model is going terribly well.

Dec 2, 2018

I think that most junior positions in Finance will be gone within 20 years.

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Dec 2, 2018

I doubt that

Dec 3, 2018

Flipping burgers

Dec 3, 2018

No more CEOs

All they do is STEAL from the poor

Power to the masses

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Dec 3, 2018

Bernie 2020!!

Dec 4, 2018
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