Now more than ever you're going to want to appear indispensable to your employer. While the concern used to be an employer finding someone more efficient than you and letting you go, these days you need to worry about R2D2 taking your job.
Within the next 20 years, 47 percent of jobs in the US are at risk of being taken over by automated technology, according to a University of Oxford study. Robots have already started supplanting workers and with the pace of technological innovation rapidly increasing, the jobs they are poaching are becoming more and more sophisticated.
For example, Google started developing autonomous driverless cars in 2010 and plans to introduce them to the public by 2020. Last month the company started test-driving the cars outside of California for the first time, bringing them to Austin, TX.Mercedes Benz has introduced a driverless truck, and there are rumors circulating that both Uber and Apple are testing their own autonomous vehicle technology. So much for truck and taxi drivers.