The application of capital has seen fewer workers required to produce more physical goods than ever before. This has released labour to work in the service and knowledge sectors of the economy. Increasingly, machines are taking over large numbers of knowledge worker roles.
I think I may have dodged a bullet – at least in the short term. The BBC has noted that around 35% could be subject to automation. Actuary, economic and statistical roles have just 15% chance of becoming automated. Find out the extent your role might be taken over in the future by a robot at the following link:
Answering a phone is a job at greatest risk of automation, being a publican is the least at risk!