Technology and the future of work

18 July 2016

A recent Four Corners piece "Future Proof" raised a number of questions about the impact of technology on our future workforce.

"Some experts predict more than 40 per cent of jobs in Australian may disappear over the next 10 to 15 years - that's 5 million jobs , most of them replaced by automation and a new generation of computers learning to think for themselves."

One area that will be impacted soon -- truck driving, as driver-less vehicles become a reality. Bank tellers, supermarket check-out staff and airline check-in staff have already been pushed aside by technology.

Do you think your children are being equipped with the tools and skills they'll need to join a rapidly-changing, technologically-dominated workforce?

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