Some topics for talking about the work prospects for G.
I know he watches CGP Grey, so this is probably what prompted the question.
The concern should not be the number of jobs, but whether the remaining jobs will offer a good standard of living. “What is the comparative advantage of human labor in an increasingly automated world.” Choose a career that 1) has a body of expertise where human judgment is most scarce and 2) has a human interaction.
15 Jobs that will disappear in next 20 years because of AI
- Printers & publishers
- Travel agents
Some economists are not worried as we’ve seen automation anxiety all over the last 100 years. It is easy to see which jobs will disappear. It is harder to see the jobs which is be spawned. My job today barely existed when I was G’s age.