The robots are here: The second machine age and its implications for our future

Anxiety has been building around the second machine age and its implications for our future. Jobs drive consumption and consumption drives our economy. The consequences could be dramatic as machines replace people in the workplace.

While certain sectors are currently safer than others, some experts believe that an algorithm will eventually be able to figure out many of the jobs that are currently being done by humans.

The 20 jobs that robots are most likely to take over:

  • telemarketers
  • tax preparers
  • timing-device assemblers and adjusters
  • loan officers
  • tellers
  • umpires and referees
  • procurement clerks
  • packaging and filling-machine operators and tenders
  • milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders
  • credit analysts
  • drivers
  • fashion models
  • legal secretaries
  • bookkeepers
  • cashiers
  • grinding and polishing workers
  • restaurant cooks
  • jewellers and precious stone and metal workers
  • postal service workers
  • electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

View the full survey from Business Insider.