Automation keeps being predicted
McKinsey (the consultancy) has a job automation chart here, posted in 2016. There seems to be a lingering fear of automation, as this old New York Time article, amply named “Automation Puts Industry on Eve of Fantastic Robot Era; Its Effect on Workers Spurs Unions’ Drive for Annual Wage” seems to imply. Notice how McKinsey speculates that managers are secure from automation, though I doubt this is for the right reasons. Middle management is automated to death (think: algorithms and uber), but upper management is the one driving any automation forward and somehow I greatly doubt they will automate their own jobs. Rodney Brooks (of Elephants don’t play chess fame) keeps an automation score card – makes for a very interesting read for a more grounded perspective.