SWITZERLAND - Machines to Do More Tasks Than Humans by 2025

Arno Froese

“By 2025 more than half of all current workplace tasks will be performed by machines as opposed to 29 percent today,” a statement by the Swiss non-profit organization said.

Simultaneously, rapid changes in machines and algorithms, or computer processes that are designed to solve problems, “could create 133 million new roles in place of 75 million that will be displaced between now and 2022,” the group forecast.

Based near Geneva, the WEF is known for the annual pow-wow of wealthy individuals, politicians and business leaders that it organizes in Davos, Switzerland.

Its report, The Future of Jobs 2018, foresees robots swiftly replacing humans in the accounting, client management, industrial, postal and secretarial sectors.

A major challenge will be to retrain workers, who will themselves be pressed to update skills especially in the areas of “creativity, critical thinking and persuasion,” the study found.

It surveyed personnel directors and senior executives from a broad range of companies around the world that account for 70 percent of global output.

Between now and 2022, they believe the aviation, travel and tourism sectors in particular will have to retrain workers, and identified an overall trend towards lifelong learning and adaptation.

Governments were advised meanwhile to prepare safety nets for workers and communities threatened by what the WEF concluded would be “a significant shift” in the quality and permanency of the new jobs.

-www.afp.com/en, 17 September 2018

Arno's commentary

In 1790, the population of the USA was 3,929,214, of which 90% were working in  agriculture. In the year 1900, with a population of 75,994,266, the agricultural labor force stood at 38%. In 1990, with a population of 261,423,000, only 2.6% of the labor force was involved in agriculture. Today, it’s less than 2%. They were replaced by machines which, we must add, are doing a fantastic job. Never before in human history has the world seen so much food as in these days. Some statistics reveal that about 40% is outright wasted.

Thus, Unprecedented prosperity is globalism’s future. Mankind will become less and less dependent on God the Creator. He believes he can create his own future. What is the future of planet earth? The apostle Peter writes: “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” (2 Peter 3:12).

For believers, it is not the end, for the next verses proclaim: “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (verses 13-14). 

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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