Ten Skills That You’ll Need In The Near Future

I write a lot about the future because I believe one of the best strategies for digital success is knowing what hot markets are coming next and having the ability to move effectively to meet the need of that market before every other internet marketer does.

But what about from an employee standpoint?

Rise Of Machines

There’s no question that technology is advancing at a faster rate each and every year. For example, the simple analog cellular phone that we all used to carry around has evolved into a powerful mini-computer in just over a decade. In fact, imagine if we all had to turn in our smartphones now and go back to using a simple cell phone without all of the fancy gadgets. It would never fly!

But it’s more than just our communication devices. Self-driving cars are coming soon, the field of robotics is exploding and artificial intelligence is no longer such a far-fetched notion out of a science fiction movie.

It is estimated that by 2020, about 5 million jobs will be replaced by automated machines and robots. We are rapidly approaching the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and it will forever change the workplace and the skill sets that are needed to compete in it.

The infographic below, created by Guthrie Jensen will show you what to expect going forward: