Tue, 10 Jul, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Everyday things set to disappear in just years

The world of tomorrow is going to be a very different place according to award-winning speaker, business strategist and trend forecaster Michael McQueen, who told many elements of everyday life will disappear in just years.

“In 10 years’ time, the world will be so incredibly different,” Mr McQueen said.

“The downside to all these changes is that... 47 per cent of current professions could potentially disappear within the next 15 years or be significantly eroded by technology and automation.

“That’s nothing new — in the past, we’ve seen it happen with production lines — but now, to futureproof your career, you need to focus on things technology can’t do well, things that are uniquely human like empathy, creativity and instinct.

“Professions where the majority of things you do are ‘human’ are the safest. Repetitive, transactional stuff will disappear, but while you can train a machine to be a caregiver, you can’t actually make it care because it has no soul.”

To see his rundown of everyday things set to disappear, scroll through the gallery above.