I don’t think we’re prepared to understand how AI (especially more advanced generative AIs) will impact what we currently consider career jobs… especially for those with advanced degrees.
This represents a stark difference in past societal shifts when physical labor-focused employment and careers were impacted…
In that respect, it may be the opposite of significant technology upgrades of the past, which often came at the expense of occupations where workers had fewer educational qualifications and got paid less. Many were performing physical tasks — like the British textile workers who smashed up new cost-saving weaving machines, a movement that became known as the Luddites.
By contrast, the new shift “will challenge the attainment of multiyear degree credentials,” McKinsey said.