From self-driving cars to carebots for elderly people, rapid advances in technology have long represented a potential threat to many jobs normally performed by people.

But experts now believe that almost 50 per cent of occupations existing today will be completely redundant by 2025 as artificial intelligence continues to transform businesses.

A revolutionary shift in the way workplaces operate is expected to take place over the next 10 to 15 years, which could put some people’s livelihoods at risk.

Customer work, process work and vast swatches of middle management will simply ‘disappear’, according to a new report by consulting firm CBRE and China-based Genesis.

‘Experts predict that 50 per cent of occupations today will no longer exist by 2025 as people will take up more creative professions,’ said Martin Chen, Chief Operating Officer of Genesis.

‘This means that jobs will evolve and so will real estate development.’

Workspaces with rows of desks will become completely redundant, not because they are not fit for purpose, but simply because that purpose no longer exists, according to the report.

‘The next fifteen years will see a revolution in how we work, and a corresponding revolution will necessarily take place on how we plan and think about workplaces,’ said Peter Andrew, Director of Workplace Strategy for CBRE Asia Pacific.

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We are living through very interesting times indeed. This new report raises some important points regarding how much of an effect technology will have over the coming years and how a large percentage of current jobs will simply be made obsolete.

You will have noticed the self-service checkouts have started dominating a larger percentage of the supermarket and retail industry in New Zealand, and with the technological advances we will unfortunately see more jobs replaced with cost-effective machines.

This leaves us with the question, how safe is my job? 

50 years ago it was expected that with the advances in technology we would all be working half the hours we currently do and could comfortably raise a family off a sole income. Leisure time was expected to increase since we weren’t working as much and the free time would result in an overall increase in happiness and wellbeing. Unfortunately, the opposite has happened, and it is now near impossible to raise a family on one income alone.

As a whole, our society will soon be undergoing very large changes. Income inequality and child poverty  are currently at unprecedented levels with the middle and lower classes suffering at the hands of the wealthy. If technology keeps advancing at the rate it is, we can expect these trends to continue until we reach a breaking point. 

What can you do to secure a future for you and your family? Live a more sustainable life which doesn’t rely so heavily on money and materialism. Break from the mold society has set for you. Realise just because this lifestyle model is the norm for others, it doesn’t mean it’s what’s best for you or the planet.

Mankind is now left with the important decision; embrace technology and let it work for the good of the whole planet, or let profit and greed continue to dominate and see our civilisation meet its eventual collapse. 

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  1. Snowy

    I think this teller will be out of a job soon anyway as your 50, 20, 10 and two fives total $90 and you were only winrthawidg $80.How does scanning a picture of your check work? How many time can you do this to the one check?

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