2 billion jobs to disappear by 2030

February 6, 2012

Futurist Thomas Frey speaking at TEDxReset in Istanbul

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030, roughly 50% of all the jobs on the planet.

Industries that will go away (with some news jobs created):

  • The power industry (micro grids)
  • Automobile transportation (going driverless)
  • Education (OpenCourseware replacing teachers)
  • Manufacturing (3D printers and bots taking over).