Futurist Thomas Frey predicts that over 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030, roughly 50% of all the jobs on the planet.
Industries that will go away (with some news jobs created):
The power industry (micro grids)
Automobile transportation (going driverless)
Education (OpenCourseware replacing teachers) Manufacturing (3D printers and bots taking over).
What do you guys think about this? What would be the impact on society? Can technology do more harm than good? Are there ways to advance in socially responsible way? Who gives a damn about those affected? Is this just a bunch of hype/hogwash?
Related notes: I'm not sure how microgrids work, but I have heard of a lot of research into WiTricity (wireless power distribution) and I wonder if this is based on that.
Here is a picture of a dress created using 3D printing technology: