Just how many of today’s jobs will be replaced by new technology? More than you think. Watch the video above for a five-minute explanation of just how revolutionary our current era of economic disruption is.

For 3.3 million years, humans have developed technologies to make our lives easier. These inventions made us more efficient. It meant we didn’t have to spend as much effort working to survive.

But each new development came at a cost. When bronze tools were invented, all the guys who made stone tools were driven out of work. And when iron tools came along, all of the bronze workers lost their jobs. When the Industrial Revolution hit, it wiped out the livelihoods of millions of cobblers and weavers who had to adapt, or get left behind. And this process continues today. Only now, it’s happening faster. Much, much faster.

Read more about the challenges we face in our disruptive era.


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