Monday, October 28, 2013
Why not get a job that will exist in 10 years?
Try to think about whether you are in a sustainable field. Will people still read? Gotcha!! Maybe not! They won't be able to write cursive, either. So that lets out handwriting analysis.
Andy Kessler wrote a book called Eat People and Other Unapologetic Rules for Gamechanging Entrepreneurs.
He says tellers, phone operators, stock brokers are nearly extinct. I say I have all three.
So what is extinct or about to be? Kessler says forget white collar and blue collar. We must thinking: creators and servers. Many of the latter will be replaced by technology.
But he thinks the word server is too vague (agree). So he has "created" categories. Sloppers--people who move things from one place to another. Those are easy to replace. (Yeah? Tell a computer to long-haul some other computers someplace--they would probably just build them where needed...Oh...)
Spongers in Andyspeak are people who pass a test (license, certification) designed to limit supply of them. Even doctors--computers can scan x-rays to some degree already.
Supersloppers mark up value without adding it--think The Rolex Oyster which keeps worst time than an iPhone. Well, think the iPhone, for that matter.
He has more.
I don't esp love his names, either.
But--the overall message is machines don't increase employment--even when people are needed to build more machines.
I say get into something that can't be sent overseas--esp something like health care. The sick will always be among us. Who will pay for their care, I have no idea.
Also burger making--can't send that to India. Or not yet, anyhow.