Linked – What will the job market look like in 30 years?

At the recent World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said the global economy will shift toward a creative-driven model in the next 30 years, moving away from a manufacturing-driven one.

Even in the robot era, creative industries will thrive. Those who can cater to our emotional needs, think outside the box, identify new problems and supply appropriate solutions will still have a bright future.

I think this article is overly optimistic. There may be some truth to this passage in a macro sense, but our current skill set and our current education system does not support this future at all. There are going to be very messy consequences in the short term, and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not sure we are prepared for that.

What skills would you encourage young people to develop right now in order to be relevant 30 years from now?


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