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6 TIPS to SURVIVE the 2nd MACHINE AGE

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People are slowly beginning to realize that the times, they are a-changing. When it comes to the future of work and automation, it’s not a question of how, but when. We usually only react when it’s already too late. But this time, the writings on the wall are too overwhelming to just ignore them.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you should stock up on guns, build a shelter and prepare for Skynet. But it’s probably a good idea to at least start considering the idea that things might change faster than you think. And in the end, we would hate to say we told you so. So start preparing right now with these 6 crucial tips to survive the second machine age.

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6 TIPS to SURVIVE the 2nd MACHINE AGE

  1. 6 TIPS toTHE SECONDSURVIVE MACHINE AGE
  2. 6 TIPS toTHE SECONDSURVIVE MACHINE AGE (Or: How I learned to stop 
 worrying and love the robots)
  3. 6 TIPS toTHE SECONDSURVIVE MACHINE AGE (Or: How I learned to stop 
 worrying and love the robots) FOLLOW US
  4. EMBRACE 1.
  5. “The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” – William Gibson
  6. There’s a big chance you — like most people — have a bad case of ROD (Robot Overlord Denial).
  7. There’s a big chance you — like most people — have a bad case of ROD (Robot Overlord Denial). “Things aren’t going to change that 
 fast. Crazy futurologists.”
  8. There’s a big chance you — like most people — have a bad case of ROD (Robot Overlord Denial). “Things aren’t going to change that 
 fast. Crazy futurologists.” Maybe you’re right. But just in case consider the following…
  9. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two. [1] The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two.
  10. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two. [1] Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place.If it works for Amazon, you can bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two.
  11. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two. [1] Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place.If it works for Amazon, you can bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive, history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two.
  12. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two. [1] Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. [2] Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place.If it works for Amazon, you can bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive, history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two.
  13. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two. [1] Supermarket Checkouts Checking in-and out. Your local supermarket probably already has an automated check-out counter. The first supermarkets without any cashiers are up & running. And by now, we’re fully depend on automated check-in counters at the airport. Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. [2] Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place.If it works for Amazon, you can bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Supermarket Checkouts Your local supermarket probably already has an automated check-out counter. The first supermarkets without any cashiers are up & running. And by now, we’re fully depended on automated check-in counters at the airport Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive, history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new millennium, productivity has left employment in its rear-view mirror. Productivity still grows every year, but employment is stagnating and there’s now a significant gap between the two.
  14. Still not convinced? Don’t worry, you’re in a long line of conservative people. When the Industrial Revolution threatened the jobs of 19th-century textile-workers they raged against the machine, earning them the name The Luddites. Everybody remembers them, right?
  15. “For the UK, that would suggest up to 15 million jobs could be at risk of automation. In the US, the corresponding figure would be 80 million jobs.” - Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane, speaking at the Trades Union Congress in London
  16. “The bottom line is that 45 percent of work activities could be automated using already demonstrated technology.” - McKinsey Quarterly - Four fundamentals of workplace automation “For the UK, that would suggest up to 15 million jobs could be at risk of automation. In the US, the corresponding figure would be 80 million jobs.” - Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane, speaking at the Trades Union Congress in London
  17. ADAPT 2.
  18. “Automation doesn’t replace labor. (…) It displaces it.” – 
 Lily Irani
  19. So, odds are that your current job, or big parts of it anyway, will be automated within the next five or ten years. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you. Because there will be work. Just different types of work.
  20. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] So when automation is eating away at your job, staring you in the face and threatening your livelihood, what are you gonna do?
  21. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] So when automation is eating away at your job, staring you in the face and threatening your livelihood, what are you gonna do? Focus on quality. Do the tasks that are still yours the very best you can. Your job will change, all you need to do is change with it. Also, become agile.
  22. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] Acknowledge that time is relative and get rid of that 9-5 mentality. When more and more tasks become automated, chances are that you’ll be expected to do a lot more versatile work. Make sure you’re ready. So when automation is eating away at your job, staring you in the face and threatening your livelihood, what are you gonna do? Focus on quality. Do the tasks that are still yours the very best you can. Your job will change, all you need to do is change with it. Also, become agile.
  23. DEVELOP 3.
  24. “That’s a nice article. I’ll like it, retweet it, but I think I will read it tomorrow.” – 
 Everyone
  25. You probably won’t and that’s a shame. The internet is not only for porn. It’s a paradise for autodidacts, and you should aspire to be one.
  26. “Roles requiring employees to think on their feet and come up with creative and original ideas, for example artists, designers or engineers, hold a significant advantage in the face of automation.” - BBC You probably won’t and that’s a shame. The internet is not only for porn. It’s a paradise for autodidacts, and you should aspire to be one.
  27. For starters, machines, software and applications are replacing repetitive tasks with a low degree of social intelligence. So there’s still hope.
  28. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] For starters, machines, software and applications are replacing repetitive tasks with a low degree of social intelligence. So there’s still hope. An abundance of free tools, knowledge bases and tutorial videos are waiting for you. Online. For free. Want to know how to code?. Or maybe you’re thinking about a career switch. How about learning knitting online?
  29. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] There really is no excuse that you aren’t learning anything new right now. The good news; if you’re reading this, you’re on the right path. For starters, machines, software and applications are replacing repetitive tasks with a low degree of social intelligence. So there’s still hope. An abundance of free tools, knowledge bases and tutorial videos are waiting for you. Online. For free. Want to know how to code?. Or maybe you’re thinking about a career switch. How about learning knitting online?
  30. BUILD 4.
  31. “An individual’s power is raised exponentially 
 with the help of a team (a network).” – 
 Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha
  32. Robots aside, there are a lot of people in the world who roughly possess the same skill set as you. More often than not, it comes down to who you know.
  33. Robots aside, there are a lot of people in the world who roughly possess the same skill set as you. More often than not, it comes down to who you know. On the upside, everyone knows how to build a network these days. Most of us already have a big network to share pictures of food and babies. Think that’s time wasting?
  34. Tough, it’s time to do it professionally. Why? Robots aside, there are a lot of people in the world who roughly possess the same skill set as you. More often than not, it comes down to who you know. On the upside, everyone knows how to build a network these days. Most of us already have a big network to share pictures of food and babies. Think that’s time wasting?
  35. “The resilient resists shocks and stays
 the same; the antifragile gets better.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  36. Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] “The resilient resists shocks and stays
 the same; the antifragile gets better.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb You’re more likely to get a job you like with the help of your network.
  37. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] “The resilient resists shocks and stays
 the same; the antifragile gets better.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb You’re more likely to get a job you like with the help of your network. With jobs changing and disappearing, a good network can be the difference between success and unemployment.
  38. The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity The Great Decoupling Employment and productivity Decoupling Employment and productivity always grew hand in hand. But since the dawning of the new ] A network will make you resilient for future changes in your field of work. A great network can make you antifragile. “The resilient resists shocks and stays
 the same; the antifragile gets better.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb You’re more likely to get a job you like with the help of your network. With jobs changing and disappearing, a good network can be the difference between success and unemployment.
  39. MARKET 5.
  40. “You are not machines! You are not cattle!” - Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator)
  41. You’re a proud individual. Now go out there and market yourself.
  42. You’re a proud individual. Now go out there and market yourself. While the space remaining for uniquely-human skills is growing smaller every day, you should focus your attention on exactly that space. You can make a difference there.
  43. That’s if you can:
  44. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Find yourself a niche to operate in. There’s no use in competing with everyone in the world. Find out what your good at and find a market where you can thrive. That’s if you can:
  45. Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Find yourself a niche to operate in. There’s no use in competing with everyone in the world. Find out what your good at and find a market where you can thrive. Tell people why they should hire you. I’m not talking about your skills. Sure, they’re important but often generic. Tell them why they should hire you. That’s if you can:
  46. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. [2] Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Find yourself a niche to operate in. There’s no use in competing with everyone in the world. Find out what your good at and find a market where you can thrive. Tell people why they should hire you. I’m not talking about your skills. Sure, they’re important but often generic. Tell them why they should hire you. There are one hundred and one ways to celebrate the individual that is you. Use Youtube, Vine, Twitter or Instagram. Dust off your LinkedIn-account and fill out those blank spaces for hobbies and interests. That’s if you can:
  47. Supermarket Checkouts Checking in-and out. Your local supermarket probably already has an automated check-out counter. The first supermarkets without any cashiers are up & running. And by now, we’re fully depend on automated check-in counters at the airport. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes and Volvo. 10 million autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2020. [2] Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, quicker and eventually less expensive , history learns that we will do it that way. Even if that means literally cutting out the middle man. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. With repetitive tasks out of the equation, it’s that personal touch that sets you apart. You are your own brand in this age of internet. Find yourself a niche to operate in. There’s no use in competing with everyone in the world. Find out what your good at and find a market where you can thrive. Tell people why they should hire you. I’m not talking about your skills. Sure, they’re important but often generic. Tell them why they should hire you. There are one hundred and one ways to celebrate the individual that is you. Use Youtube, Vine, Twitter or Instagram. Dust off your LinkedIn-account and fill out those blank spaces for hobbies and interests. That’s if you can:
  48. PLAN 6.
  49. People often seem to confuse planning with ‘fantasizing about a future that might be’. While fun and inspiring, it isn’t very productive.
  50. Therefore:
  51. Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Stay on top of your game by following the latest trends. Read articles, interviews and blogposts relevant to your line of work. Therefore:
  52. Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Stay on top of your game by following the latest trends. Read articles, interviews and blogposts relevant to your line of work. Always think two steps ahead and plan accordingly. Therefore:
  53. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Stay on top of your game by following the latest trends. Read articles, interviews and blogposts relevant to your line of work. Always think two steps ahead and plan accordingly. Assess and adjust those plans when the situation asks for it. Tunnel vision is the stumble block of many an entrepreneur. Test your ideas by speaking to your peers and friends. Therefore:
  54. Supermarket Checkouts Checking in-and out. Your local supermarket probably already has an automated check-out counter. The first supermarkets without any cashiers are up & running. And by now, we’re fully depend on automated check-in counters at the airport. Self-Driving Cars Apple, Uber, Tesla and Google are actively developing and innovating self- driving cars, following the likes of traditional vehicle manufacturers such as Society is Brutal When something can be done safer, Amazon’s Warehouse Amazon, world’s largest online retailer, has a fully automated warehouse system in place[3]. If it works for Amazon, bet your *ss it can work in every warehouse. Take risks. Educated and intelligent ones to be sure, but take risks nonetheless. Playing it safe maybe will help you not to lose, but you will never win. And without taking a risk now and then, how are you going to learn from mistakes? Stay on top of your game by following the latest trends. Read articles, interviews and blogposts relevant to your line of work. Always think two steps ahead and plan accordingly. Assess and adjust those plans when the situation asks for it. Tunnel vision is the stumble block of many an entrepreneur. Test your ideas by speaking to your peers and friends. Therefore:
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