Are jobs becoming obsolete?

The idea that there's a paying job waiting for everybody is going away.It was a somewhat odd idea in the first place. Before jobs were invented, people mostly worked to house and feed their family. Quite strikingly, they did

If it was possible to redo one day in your life, what day would that be?

Awesome question. I had a stroke a few years ago. My stroke did severe damage to my brain, but did not cause physical limitations, except for short-term memory loss. I spent many days in the hospital, which I don't remember. Because of the damage to my brain, I was forced to retire from the practice of law; and

Is Apple going to be the new Nokia?

Very good observation! I would say that all tech companies follow a cycle of success, followed by decline. It is rather prominent in mobile phones because of the short replacement cycles associated with phones. Back in 2002, when I was working in Motorola, Nokia was just like the Apple

Is RSS becoming obsolete?

Depends. For end users? Yes, RSS is becoming more and more obsolete every day (or, at least, it feels that way because even in Flipboard I don't subscribe to RSS feeds, at least I didn't in the original version, now they added Google Reader ability but I don't use that anymore, relying solely on Twitter lists which bring me

Should we stop the aging process?

Aging is the accumulation of molecular and cellular damage, as a side effect of the normal operations of our bodies.Ignoring some extreme cases, aging is among the worst ways to die. It gradually decays you, makes you sick and dependent, makes you suffer for

What are the most valuable skills of the future?

Chameleons use camouflage to survive.Camels are equipped with structural abilities for living in dry environments.Bears use hibernation to outlive the cold weather seasons.Like animals, we also have the skill of adaptation embedded in our human nature...But we have a HUGE DISADVANTAGE!Why?Because we

What do you aspire to for your future?

I aspire to become a either a game programmer or a physicists or both.Actually I'm confused between these two. But one thing is for sure whatever my future job be, I aspire toBe a guy who earns sufficient to fulfill all the dreams of his parents.Make my

What employable manual/physical skill will never become obsolete?

The only manual skills that will never become obsolete are performing arts and human to human contact.Performing arts like dance cannot be replace, because there is a pleasure that comes from watching other humans excel in motion. Even the most

What industries will support the jobs of the future? And, what will be the most valuable skills to develop?

Arts.Anything with an artistic element in it.Most of the job can be mechanized in the future. We can't compete with the machines in these categories.Think of manual labour about a few centuries ago. Lifting weights is not done by humans anymore. Only the logistics part is handled. Soon it will

What is it like to work with/for Elon Musk?

I've been an engineer with SpaceX for over five years now. I've seen and helped the company grow from less than 500 people in to the powerhouse it is now. I highly doubt that there is a cooler company in the world than SpaceX. Everything

What is the future of the Republican Party?

The Republican Party is in deep trouble. My mother-in-law emigrated legally from Japan to California in late-1966, coinciding with Ronald Reagan serving as governor. She worked two and sometimes three jobs, married an American serviceman, and earned her citizenship in

What new professions will the world see by 2030?

By 2030 the average person in the U.S. will have 4.5 packages a week delivered with flying drones. They will travel 40% of the time in a driverless car, use a 3D printer to print hyper-individualized meals, and will spend most of their leisure time on

What professions does the future world require most?

In a truly future world, the machines will be able to do a lot of the intellectual work that many professions currently perform. A human may possibly be better situated to create a more acceptable interface for appearance's sake.Also those who can formulate and justify more top level goals, entrepreneurs and artists who

What scares you most about your future?

I can see myself doing anything.I could be a homeless person on the street, and be fine begging for money.I could be a soldier fighting and killing innocent civilians, leaving pieces of myself behind in the war zone.I could be a teacher, giving lessons

What will be the most in demand profession in 2020?

2020..2040..2060 ..It may be any year..This profession is in demand and will always be demanded in the future as there isvery less competition involved in itHigh pay not in terms of moneyHuge self satisfactionNo one dares to compete here with youNo one will pull your leg because of

Which countries will have the highest standard of living in 30 years?

Which countries have the highest standard of living? Standard of living refers to the rank of getting pleasure for everyday life in luxury and extravagance by an individual or a society. There are certain factors to consider supporting the rankings to find out the answer. Highest standard of living can be measured thru the country's level

Which profession will be adding the most value to society in the foreseeable future?

Teachers.We need knowledge. True knowledge, that recognises its shortcomings, that can immediately throw away yesterday's

Which professions are most likely to disappear in near future?

HiThanks for the A2AWe have to look at this from a very fundamental perspective. As you know jobs are broken down into tasks, competencies and knowledge. Out of which robotics and automation can replicate a lot of this to a very large extent. We have seen how legal advice was automated and the AI's response has been

Will future humans be smarter than us?

Unfortunately, there is no evidence that we are getting smarter. This is an interesting question though and by some measurements we do 'appear' to be getting smarter. Since we started quantitatively measuring intelligence using the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales in 1916 (IQ test), test scores in

Will India end up having a Muslim majority in the future? What will be the social, economical and political consequences if that happens?

First of all, this is a very long and serious answer related to the future of India. Those who are expecting some *proud to be Indian* facts can stop reading right here.Also, the absolute fundamental facts in this answer are going to offend many

Will Microsoft Excel become obsolete in the near future?

Much of what people currently use Excel for is changing already.The company I work for transitioned about 80% of all the spreadsheet work into google docs, so that users could collaborate in the cloud simultaneously. Most of this is documentation and record

Will the idea of marriage end soon?

I was just wondering the same thing. There are very few other animals that operate within the confines of this lifestyle. The rate of divorce has grown and is now around 53% in the USA and even as high as 71% in a less religious country like Belgium.It seems that living in this

Will the institution of marriage disappear in the future?

In its current incarnation, yes.Millennials are avoiding marriage like Black Death because they associate it with money-they can't afford a ring and wedding, they can't afford a house, they can't afford children. None of which have anything to do with love, or even marriage, except that all of these things are narratives society made up

Could another civil war ever happen in the US?

A civil war at this point is more likely than not. The divide between the Left and Right is now so deep and fanatical that reconciliation is becoming nearly impossible. The list of possible causes is many. Here are some of the

How long will the human species last? What are the main barriers to the survival of our species? Have there been previously dominant species that were completely exterminated?

Some version of the human race will survive. Homo Sapiens, modern humans, have prevailed for about 50,000 years. Our immediate predecessors were the Neanderthals. The Denisovans, a variation on Neanderthals, did not last long. Neanderthals lived inEorope and in other

In what year do you predict the human race will become extinct?

The predictions I've been reading over the past five years all seem to point toward 2026 as the point there won't be livable habitat for humans (and by extension most other species). The fact that the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science just published a paper (which underwent editorial review)

What has not been invented yet, that is highly needed in today's society?

An instant learning machine, that allows us to instantly download information into our brains.Some device that will organize the internet and be able to communicate with a human user to filter the information interactively until the desired data is found.

What is it like to work with/for Elon Musk?

I've been an engineer with SpaceX for over five years now. I've seen and helped the company grow from less than 500 people in to the powerhouse it is now. I highly doubt that there is a cooler company in the world than SpaceX. Everything that's been said is certainly

What is the future of Europe?

The future of Europe? Europe will become an Islamic territory in about 30 years (maybea few years before...). Not officially, but Germany is almost getting there, France just after Germany (immigrants), then probably Italy/Greece/Spain.First with natural births..Islamist's strategy is to overflow

What is the future of humanity?

100 years from now:Talking: People wouldn't be talking to each other anymore, they would be thinking to each other - Transmitting Thoughts wireless where you don't need an 4G or 5G for that, because every human would be transmitting signals and receiving

What is the future of social networking?

We have to understand the evolution of web itself to foresee what it will look like in the future.At first web is created for "connecting documents", in other words "connecting people over knowledge" would be the right definition for web.

What is the next big trend in gyms and fitness in 2014 and the years that follow?

The true trend is we're getting fatter as a nation and culture. There will always  be a small percentage of achievers who refuse to settle for that kind of defeat.Clubs just can't cater to those folks, so the trend will be to gear most fitness clubs to the needs and expectations of the herd. That's where the money

What reason will the human race become extinct if it ever happens?

The question was... "What will most likely be the cause of the extinction of the human race?"And the answer is the next ice age, that suddenly will begin in about 50 to 500 years... If a huge Asteroid don't hit us before that, of course... Suddenly because when the gulf stream stops, come

What will be the fitness trends in the next 5 years?

It's difficult to say really, fitness trends have historically been relatively unpredictable and always seemingly five-ten years behind research. Tabata protocols have been really popular the last 5 years or so, despite the original research happening in 1997 for instance.

What will be the most popular spectator sport in the U.S. in 2040?

My guess is soccer. It's being successfully rammed down our throats by sponsers and networks. Eventually this aberration will become mainstream. Couple that with the debacle of kneeling in the NFL, and presto! Soccer is #1.The disrespectful, disgusting, and inappropriate behavior tolerated by the NFL is quickly dethroning it's television dominance. Much like the MLB strike

What will be the next major step in the evolution of the human species?

A lot of people are claiming that because of "scientific" advances, natural human evolution has become redundant or non-functional. I humbly submit that it is not true. We humans still face selection pressure and will continue to for foerseeble pressure.I do

Where does the future lie for physical activity and by extension, the fitness industry?

To answer this, we need to look at what fitness is. It's how we improve our health, and our physical attributes and skills. In the short term, we'll continue getting better training regimens, diets and, if needs be, steroids. Beyond this, I think our fundamental approach to fitness will change.Our bodies, and all life for that matter, are a

Will humans become extinct before we can colonize other planets?

I read an article a few months back that pointed out in a lot of detail that even if humans do not kill themselves in the coming centuries, space travel beyond Mars will be not be possible for a very long time. Sure we can send

Are future human beings among us?

A2AThe possibilities are extremely slim that future travelers are walking among us like normal people. The chaotic intervention risks are too high.If you do a search on what's referred to as "The Butterfly Effect" you'll discover the concept that, when one is looking at

Are jobs becoming obsolete?

The idea that there's a paying job waiting for everybody is going away.It was a somewhat odd idea in the first place. Before jobs were invented, people mostly worked to house and feed their family. Quite strikingly, they did this by actually building the house and by actually growing the food. Nowadays, that's close to

Do you think humans will ever be able to stop or slow down aging drastically?

YES, There is current research that shows the reversal of aging in labs through the use of Parabiosis, using Rapamycin and NAD+. There is a group in south Florida called the Society for Age Reversal (or Society for the Rescue of our Elders), and there are regular conferences and meetings discussing the newest research in

Does humanity have a future?

Very short one, in less than 100 years we'll be extinct.Few know or believe this, so far, but everyday comes new evidence that we cannot control our resource utilization to be sustainable, not one human trajectory is sustainable in an ecologic sense.We already use 30% of the dry land (not ice covered) on the planet

How to stop worrying about my future and career and start focusing on the present

We all worry and get anxious - it is an important trait that helped us survive in the jungle before society.Here are 3 tactics that will help if your anxiety is getting in your wayBe grateful  -everytime a worrying

How far are we from being able to stop the aging process?

As far as ever. Unless you are talking only about the physical aspect. Here, there is quite some progress. My grandfather was a frail old man at age 72. Nowadays, 45 years later, people that age still go mountainbiking around here. Some. But most men this age are still quite

I am really worried about my future. How can I stop that kind of thinking?

Remember when you were going for the school first time you were crying. You were shitting in your pants. But You made it that day that's why you are here today.Remember when you were going for the college first time, into a different city. You were afraid. Parents were worried. But you made it

If robots take over most jobs, will currency become obsolete or unnecessary?

Economics depends on scarcity. When we find ourselves in a world in which robots do most of the work, we won't have any scarcity.We will probably not work at all / work very minimally.We will not have to give up anything to get everything we want.Will not

In 20 years will we look at the health and fitness industry as a scam?

Why would it be a scam?Would you buy a red porsche convertible because you think it will get you access to women?Now *that's* a scam.A scam is something that takes advantage of you: you pay into it, and you don't receive benefit that it promised.When people go

Is Apple going to be the new Nokia?

Very good observation! I would say that all tech companies follow a cycle of success, followed by decline. It is rather prominent in mobile phones because of the short replacement cycles associated with phones. Back in 2002, when I was working in Motorola, Nokia

Is it normal to have a fear of the future?

Yes, but just a little bit of fear, if you are in normal circumstances in a normal country.  It should not be your biggest fear, but maybe #6 or less.It is reasonable to be concerned about graduating, getting a job, moving to new places, etc.If you are in a nation at

Is it really possible that the first person to live for 1000 years has already been born?

Thanks for the A2A.Certainly it is.If you think about it as comparing the difference between where we are now to what it will take to have someone live to 1,000, and compare that to the difference between the Wright brothers original Kitty Hawk flight of 120 feet (37 meters) in 1903 verses landing

Is RSS becoming obsolete?

Depends. For end users? Yes, RSS is becoming more and more obsolete every day (or, at least, it feels that way because even in Flipboard I don't subscribe to RSS feeds, at least I didn't in the original version, now they added Google

Like Neanderthal & cro magnon, will current human species also become extinct?

The theory of evolution predicts a few fates for any species:The species dies out completelyThe species diverges into one or more additional species over timeOnce there are additional species alongside the original, either they don't compete because the new species has advantages

What are some lesser known resources that we are running out of? How will their scarcity impact our world?

My answer will be a little bit unconventional.Art is a finite resource.We have a limited number of senses (sight, hearing, smell, etc).Each sense organ is limited in what it can sense. For example, visible wavelengths or musical notes.Each of these individual "sensed" items (for example, colors) can

What are some things that will never happen?

Me buying a Lamborghini. Me voting for Republicans.All right, now that we're done having fun, let's get to some real things that are impossible.Humans doing anything to sun, but piss it off. There we're some great answers on another question (sorry, can't find a link) that explained what

What employable manual/physical skill will never become obsolete?

The only manual skills that will never become obsolete are performing arts and human to human contact.Performing arts like dance cannot be replace, because there is a pleasure that comes from watching other humans excel in motion. Even the most perfect eye-deceiving robot will not satisfy that need.Human to human contact can't also be replaced. whether we

What is the future of advertising?

They say that marketing is effective when it helps marketers to achieve the famous three R's meaning coming up with the right message to the right person at the right time. In theory, it all sounds logical and true, but the challenge is achieve these

What is the future of banking software?

Thanks for the A2A.Banking software is continuously evolving with consumer needs.  Even though adoption is slow in certain areas, after real benefits are understood by consumers, the growth has been exponential.  The IT spending in Banking industry was 34$ bn in 2002 and it is estimated

What is the future of interactive advertising?

Ads are going to be less intrusive.  And by intrusive, I mean annoying.  Advertisers will stop using interstitials and contextual in-text advertising to trick people into clicking and annoy the crap out of customers.  They don't work and they just piss users off.  Advertisers will make the

What is the future of San Francisco Bay Area?

One word: Successful.While all the talk these days is about a supposed mass exodus from the area due to sky high housing prices and worsening traffic, the future of the area is big and bright.Lets get one thing clear. As much as some people

What is the future of the Republican Party?

The Republican Party is in deep trouble. My mother-in-law emigrated legally from Japan to California in late-1966, coinciding with Ronald Reagan serving as governor. She worked two and sometimes three jobs, married an American serviceman, and earned her citizenship in 1975. She considers Washington, Lincoln and Reagan to be the greatest presidents we've ever had.

What is your greatest fear for your children's future?

Things are changing continually for the better, development and technology improves us. But, today's adults are yesterdays kids whom are lazy, and inexperienced. They're not thinkers like the generation before them. It's the health of baby boomers I'm concerned about.

What job most recently became obsolete?

In the 19th century, gas lights became the dominant form of street lighting. Early gaslights required lamplighters. Lights were lit each evening, generally by means of a wick on a long pole. At dawn, they would return to put them out using a small hook on the same pole. Eventually systems were developed which allowed the

What jobs or job fields will become obsolete by the 2040s?

Planes, trains and automobilesThe most common job for adult men in the United States, driving a car or truck, will be obsolete within the decade. Self-driving automobiles promise better safety and cheaper results, while enabling a complete revolution in civic automobile infrastructure. That force is unstoppable.

What will be obsolete in 2025?

→Internet Browsing Centers, (Already 90% of them are closed in India, Internet is in now everyone's Pocket)→Wallets . As the world moves towards digital, a fingerprint or a smartphone app would replace your debit card, credit card etc. Even Physical cash may become nearly obsolete by 2025. And no need to carry Driving License, ID proof in your wallet

What's the future of PHP? Will it remain relevant?

thanks for the a2a Ankit Jaiswalwell I dunno why, others are simply putting forward things like it is good and bright... listen up..1. it's cheap to host and setup2. it's widely supported3. it's easy to write and learn4. 80% websites on world wide web use it

Why does the future scare us?

The future scares us because we are unable to let go of our present comfort.  It is a conflict within the subconscious mind, between the need of Certainty and Variety and the need for Growth.  The 2 major fears are: -Fear of not being good enough -Fear of not

Will AI overthrow humanity?

At some point in the near future, computers will be able to make better choices than humans for any given question. We will almost certainly come to rely on those choices for most things we do, including investments, romance, creative endeavor, and homemaking.Because the choices will be superior to our own, we won't understand them, and

Will doctors become obsolete as technology takes over?

Like other complex professions, this one will have holes drilled into it like a swiss cheese. More and more holes over time, until what remains will be unrecognizable by current standards.Every time such a hole is drilled, those displaced will

Will emotions eventually become obsolete?

Never. Emotions are a part of life, both animals and humans experience emotions in some way. We do not understand enough about our universe to answer this question correctly, but given our history and psychology it is very unlikely that emotions will be gone one day.What many

Will future humans be smarter than us?

Unfortunately, there is no evidence that we are getting smarter. This is an interesting question though and by some measurements we do 'appear' to be getting smarter. Since we started quantitatively measuring intelligence using the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales in 1916 (IQ test), test scores in developed nations around the world

Will humans continue to evolve, and are we assured that it will be for the better?

Interesting that this question would give me a chance to call back to my first answer ever on Quora some 530 answers ago in 2010, which I will quote below...Ariel Williams's answer to What will be the effect of technology on human evolution?Andreas points out "These people have children, and

Will Microsoft Excel become obsolete in the near future?

Much of what people currently use Excel for is changing already.The company I work for transitioned about 80% of all the spreadsheet work into google docs, so that users could collaborate in the cloud simultaneously. Most of this is documentation and record keeping.The finance team moved our Excel-based budgets into

Will oil ever become obsolete?

Not until it's used up and replacing it with more oil becomes more expensive than the alternatives for the uses to which oil is put (fuels, lubricants, plastics, other manmade materials, etc., it's not just about energy production).

Will paper money and coins ever become obsolete?

Physical money is RAPIDLY becoming obsolete as we speak. The vast majority of USD, Euro, Yen and Yuan only exist online now, and the physical money & coins are something that both governments and the users want to do away with but has been technically impossible to do

Will programming become obsolete as a profession?

Everyone washes dishes too.  Did that ever become obsolete?  Even after the invention of the dishwasher?Did the profession of Cook/Chef disappear with the invention of prepackaged, precooked, individually portioned food products that were freely available just about everywhere on the globe?

Will the United States ever collapse?

We are collapsing right now, and there is precious little anyone can do to stop it.Nothing we do is remotely sustainable. Obviously not our economy- this level of inequality on this scale never lasts for long, at least not in any society after the Renaissance. Obviously not our militarism or imperialism, not our infrastructure, not the educational system

Will web developers become obsolete?

My housemate (who is currently a 3rd year at Leicester, studying Computing) is convinced that web developers will most likely become obsolete in the future – mainly down to services such as Wix which for a small fee allow people to create their own websites using simple and easy drag & drop methods. Meanwhile... I personally beg to

Do you think the world is going to be more peaceful?

It can be peaceful [ but is not so] by the families and neighborhoods first , but with gang attitudes the more desired life style and violence at others and a wrong accepting that people do not get along that will feed that violence still / theoretically that would happen with peace , but it has to be most

What are the smartest things I can do for my future while I'm still young?

Life is too short, people say. Life, I would say is only short when you somehow miss out on good decisions. If you put your heart into it, there's no stopping you from reaching your desired goals. Some people might say, leave the life of partying and enjoying behind, but there's a lot more to that. You don't

Will India ever accept LGBT people?

Yes, we are changing as a society. More and more young and modern people are accepting that LGBT are as normal as straight ones. This is not a disease or a degeneration of brain.   The kind of opposition you are seeing around is because there still is a vast majority which simply

Will the idea of marriage end soon?

I was just wondering the same thing. There are very few other animals that operate within the confines of this lifestyle. The rate of divorce has grown and is now around 53% in the USA and even as high as 71% in a less religious country like Belgium.It seems that living