MP’s say they are Clueless about new Technology


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We’ve all been thinking about it in one way or another. Whether you are planning to buy a house, change careers or have a family. You’ve somehow thought about your future.

Future


It seems that as we take greater strides towards automation, robots, and smart-everything, technology will impact this future. Employers will choose the cheapest path of getting the labor they require and most of them will not be interested in whether their labor force is made up of blood and bone or metal and mechanics.

This is, in no way, a new topic for us. We’ve all been worried that perhaps we will one day be replaced by robots. Bank branches are closing down as computers and online banking has taken over. Customer service representatives aren’t needed for basic telephone queries anymore. Factories are being filled with machines instead of people building things.

Factories


So, why have the people in power not considered this? Why, in a recent study, did only 15 percent say that they were doing enough to prepare workers for new technologies?

With such a rapidly changing industry, those in charge should be, not only, preparing workers for changes in the workplace but also preparing to make laws to protect people against the pitfalls of this new technology.

Our government is a little bit tied up at the moment though, isn’t it? They’re busy dealing with their latest mess.

Do you want our advice?

Advice


Change is coming. In the next ten to fifteen years, our professional lives are going to be extremely different from how they are now.

The best way to move forward is to embrace it. Robots break, technology fails, there will always be people required to make repairs. Students should be looking towards careers in the tech industry – the industry is booming and it is only going to get bigger. The jobs will be there.

Retraining


Employees that are willing to overcome challenges in the workplace, to retrain and learn new skills, will be appreciated. We all need to be working with technology as opposed to trying to ignore or resist it.

We will have to make every effort to prepare ourselves, our lawmakers are seemingly clueless and will likely be of very little help.

It isn’t all doom and gloom though, this new frontier will bring some of us some amazing opportunities, you just have to make every effort to be in the best position to take advantage of them.

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