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Technology creates changes. Innovation creates changes. Attitudes create changes. Economics creates changes. Mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations create changes. The unknowns will create changes that we can imagine.
However, people who stay successful develop new skills and continue to learn. They seek new fields for places of opportunity.
These changes may cut jobs. However, they also create new opportunities and new jobs.
The invention of the incandescent bulb replaced gas lamps. People who made gas lamps and the gas supplies to support them saw their jobs disappear. However, electrical lighting created new jobs for electrical manufacturers and for electricians.
These changes are not just historical. These changes continue to come.
What is the value of a cab driver or truck driver with self-driving vehicles? What is the value of manufacturing or warehouse people when robots can do their jobs?
Obviously, the jobs for drivers will disappear. However, new jobs will appear in manufacturing automated driving products and for technicians and technical operators of those vehicles.
A person who lives with an awareness of these changes will learn new skills to adapt to the changing roles in the workplace. Furthermore, the person with will not fear change but will embrace it and grow with change.