A new study from Oxford University has calculated the exact percent chance your job will be taken over by robots within the next 20 years. Read on and--especially waiters, truck drivers, and even rock stars--beware.
Today, a supercomputer the size of your palm–your smartphone–can answer all your burning questions in a matter of seconds, and 46% of Americans claim they could not live without it.
Machines can now do dangerous factory work more efficiently than any human ever could, they may soon be fighting our wars, and technological breakthroughs have made it so that almost anything can be done with the push of a button.
Every piece of innovative machinery–from the microwaves in our kitchens to the cars in our driveway–has allowed us to live more convenient and less labor-intensive lives. But what will happen when our day-to-day job becomes automated?
According to a study done by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne of Oxford University, our current technological boom will put nearly 47% of the U.S. workforce at risk of losing their jobs within 20 years.
Surprising though they may be, here are four of the first jobs that will become completely robotized…