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Are you a taxi driver, delivery man or travel agent? These jobs could go away

November 9, 2020

Technology has changed the way you live and work, and it can even transform the way you work.

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Are you a taxi driver, delivery man or travel agent? These jobs could go away
Are you a taxi driver, delivery man or travel agent? These jobs could go away

Renew or die is one of the maxims of business but also of life and some jobs could disappear if they don’t adapt to lifestyle changes or the use of technology.

For example, Amazon already sees drones as delivery carriers.

Travel agencies have been hit hard by the internet, and there are quite a few taxi drivers who have mutated into Uber, DiDi or another car sharing platform.

The fact is that technology is advancing exponentially and is largely responsible for the fact that many of the jobs no longer exist. Some professions have to adapt or say goodbye.

  • Cooks in a fast food. A study by the University of Oxford found that the likelihood that cooking at a McDonald’s or Burger King would be automated is 81%.
  • Cashier. In countries like the USA, there are already supermarkets where you spend your purchases yourself and insert the money or the bank card.
  • Travel agency. You no longer need someone to reserve and buy flights or hotels. Travel agencies in the US reduced their number from 124,000 to 74,000 between 2000 and 2014.
  • Traditional taxis. They are being displaced faster every day by popular platforms like DiDi or Uber. Who likes that they don’t give you 1,000 rounds and then come out with the typical “bring change”?