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About Work, Workers, and Technology

Today, work as we know it is shifting, and rapidly. Advanced technologies are changing the demand for skills, the nature of occupations, and what is required to earn a good living. Jobs are no longer so clearly defined. Workers cannot expect to stay in one job or industry for 40 years, while experience and seniority doesn’t guarantee advancement. As a result, more people are proactively creating jobs for themselves, such as in creative fields or the gig economy. Automation and artificial intelligence drive some of these changes and will continue to profoundly change what it takes to earn a good living in the future -- a recent McKinsey study found that 45 percent of job activities could be automated with existing technology.