"Automation will disrupt millions of Canadian jobs, not far in the future, but in the next dozen years."

The robots are coming to take your job at the most inopportune time

#Robots

Fri, Feb 16th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

As we become more inept due to technology — already we are forgetting how to readThe Globe and Mail's Campbell Clark notes that world leading business consultants are warning that "the robots are coming" and "the scale of the change is so significant."

Okay, admittedly Mr. Barton didn't exactly say the robots are taking over the planet. But he is warning that automation – robots, driverless cars, artificial intelligence, technological transformation – will disrupt millions of Canadian jobs, not far in the future, but in the next dozen years.

Put another way: If you are 30 or 35 now, there's a good chance that not just your job, but the kind of job you do, will be eliminated – at the most inopportune time of life, when you are 40 to 55, perhaps with a mortgage and kids.

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