Walter Garcia

Hi Walter,

Thank you for your sharing your question.

Short Term Focus: 
The article definitely has the theme of workers being replaced by AI “sooner than later”. That said, I do however think that it will be a good 10–15 years before we start seeing larger economic impact. I also think that it will be a relatively gradual process. So companies will have time to implement better re-skilling and training programs by then. 
So short term, in relation to protecting the low-skilled workers, it will over time however be increasingly difficult, as the article also states. More workers will become unemployed, and less substitute jobs will emerge. Therefore, I mentioned job rotation and the basic income concepts as some of the interesting proposals to mitigating political and economic instabilities on the path to abundance. Another way is certainly, as you suggest, to educate yourself to a role which will not become obsolete for a forseeable future.

Long Term Focus:
However, I don’t think that it will be possible to educate everybody to become creative techies and CTOs. Rather I think education systems, which today are sadly still based on the same grading systems and basic curriculums as they where 500 years ago, should instead teach people to follow their passions and do what they love. 
If you find out what you truly love and your biggest passion, and follow it, you will likely succeed. You’ll practice it even when you sleep. Confucious said “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life”. People who follow a passion with a vision have great positive impact.

Once we reach a society of abundance, there ideally shouldn’t be any need for anyone to do something they don’t love.

Thank you for reading, stay in touch :)

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