The evolving world of technology and employment

Here's how, rather than stealing our jobs, technology is enabling humans to have new jobs.

Remember when people were worried that computers and robots would steal away our jobs? While in some respect this may be true, the rise of technology hasn’t just made the need for human hands less of a priority, but it has opened up new ways of finding a job.

While the use of technology may force some out of work, we have to remember that there will always be the need for humans to work those machines and make the final decisions. Though we do have a dystopian ideal that robots will take over the world and take those decisions away from us. That is stuff of science fiction though (for now).

The fact is technology has also opened up many roads to employment too, and not only in finding information that leads to employment. If you have the right mindset, money can be made online, ranging from entering competitions, filling out surveys, selling things you make, or even publishing your own book.

There is also a rise in bingo games to win money and gaming as a profession, though for this you do have to be good. eSports is a big prize industry that can be very rewarding if you have the skill, though it can be a tough life to live. You may not think that of gaming, but the competitive nature can be hard. For those wanting something a little more relaxed there is also profit to be made in streaming through services such as Twitch where subscriptions and sponsoring can make money.

Finding work that you can enjoy is about using a little imagination and finding what suits you. There are many sectors out there, and many ways to simply have fun while making money. Fancy working in the games industry? The internet has opened up that option like never before. You can even try your hand at the online roulette games if that seems like an option for you. There are plenty out there.

So is technology stealing away our jobs? It may be lessening the need for human hands in certain sectors, but it is also helping us find new ways to find jobs. There are plenty of options out there, you just have to get out there and find them.

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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  1. Technology isn’t stealing our jobs, it is helping us to optimising our roles and streamline practices. Take facilities management as a prime example Concept Evolution from is a tool that allows managers to see where they can tighten up areas of their business. CAFM software can also be used to identify new business opportunities which could actually create new job opportunities.

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