A storm is brewing.
I believe a lot of the people who are sitting back, living their comfy little lives are gonna have their world flipped upside down in the next 5- 10 years. They’re not prepared. Complacent. Ripe for the pickin’.
I think people grossly underestimate what’s happening.
We’re all frogs slowly boiling in the pot.
Technology changes so rapidly around us, we almost don’t notice.
Then, suddenly, everything we thought we knew vanishes and we’re left to try and pick up the pieces. Think about what’s happening with A.I. and robotics. How long before large swaths of our economies are simply wiped out?
It’s happening already.
The auto industry in the U.S. has 127,000 industrial robots as of 2016. That’s predicted to explode in the coming years. The World Bank estimates that by 2030 75 to 375 million workers will be out of work due to automation and that 60% of occupations and 30% of jobs could be automated in that time.
But, that’s just one factor.
5G is coming.
VR is here and growing.
I don’t think people appreciate how fundamentally those things will change their day-to-day lives. Remote work for big companies is mildly tenable now. Imagine once your boss can harass you about the TPS reports on your VR headset.
“That’ll be greeeeeat!”
Of course, the short-sighted will snort.
But, there’s a whole string of Blockbuster’s Tower Records’ that say otherwise.
And, even if what I think is going to happen… doesn’t.
Who really questions that we’re in for a ton of disruption in the next 10-20 years? There’s no way around it. And, from it there will be winners and losers. The next Google and Amazon that go from their garage to multi-national corporations.
AND, the BlockBuster’s who go from dominant to dead.
This is the reality of the future we face.
All the more reason to stop relying on someone else for your livelihood. Some “tech-bro” CEO at your start-up or the stodgy old company President who can barely operate his email account.
Anyhoo, believe what you want.
I, for one, am going to continue you building my own little “empire”.
If you feel the same, freelancing is a perfect way to transition. Almost without question, whatever you’re doing now you could do as a freelancer… and probably make more. And, you wouldn’t have to re-learn an entirely new skillset.
You can leverage your current experience.
And, build your OWN business.
Instead of making someone else’s dreams come true.
But, like I said… believe what you want.
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