Will you still have a job in 2025? The alarming rate at which jobs are being disrupted

  • 1. The lack of job growth in “middle level white collar jobs” is the core of today’s problems. networked computers can do that faster and better, no stopping that.

Economic, social and political turbulences are ahead worldwide if this problem area is not tackled.
Young creative and fast learning people in P2P networked groups, without much administrative or managerial overhead, are the answer.  And they demand more freedom and power to act. They may appear as Rebels to the Fossils now in charge but in fact they are our hope for the future !! Read:


Job losses

Or is the prognosis of an “upturn soon” too optimistic?

  • 2. What can young people DO?

In the following article the same point is made: in what jobs young talented people can DO relevant things instead of be frustrated as a Dilbert in a silly office cubicle??  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/21/america-s-dystopian-new-normal.html

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The nature of work is changing. Virtually all new jobs will require a good understanding of technology, excellent management and collaboration skills, and the ability to continuously learn new skills to adapt to a rapidly changing job market.

See on http://www.diplomaticourier.com

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  • 4. The direction in which we van find solutions to this urgent problem

Can be found in specializing (craft, ability, skill) AND networked collaboration (grow weavelets of connected people). Nature found that out millions of years ago:

“Evolution has changed all we know about how humans behave, compete and co-operate. When will economics catch up?” http://www.aeonmagazine.com/living-together/how-evolution-can-reform-economics/ …

Also, take a good look what is happening in the P2P Sharing Economy:


  • 5. My recommendation to young people:

“Try to find a specialized skill that you can learn and continue learning each day, that is improbable to be taken over by networked computers, like in offices. And excel in that skill so you get real appreciation by collaborating in networked groups. And … learn to code to tell computers what to do.”

jaap van till, connectivist


See on Scoop.itNieuw Werken

A recent MIT Technology Review reveals an alarming trend. Since the early 2000’s and increasingly since the financial crisis of 2008, the levels of employment h

See on www.newworldofwork.co.uk

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