A future digital society

Only time (and robots) can tell us what the future holds

47 % of jobs in the United States are at risk of being automated according to an Oxford study. OECD have found that “close to one in two jobs are likely to be significantly affected by automation” in 32 OECD countries. These statistics can be alarming at first but only if one is not prepared. Denying the inevitable will lead to a deer-in-headlights situation for all companies who have not adapted their modus operandi in time for the coming change that will not only affect the corporate landscape but the global society at large.

This is not another Orwellian prophecy – in the nearest decade vast transformations towards an increasingly more digital society are inevitable. Bain, amongst others, predict that by 2030 “the global economy will likely be in the midst of a major transformation”.

 

Learn more about the future of employment:

AI & The Future of Work – TED Talk by Volker Hirsch

The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?

OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers

Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality

If you have any questions about the insights we share or are keen to turn ideas into action, please contact Mattias Gustrin, Head of Insight, +46 734 30 14 92, mattias.gustrin@opticos.se