The Future of Work

Staying ahead of changes in technology is critical for your professional success, and the term “future of work” is invoked when discussing changes that future technology will have on jobs. Innovations could have drastic implications for you, your family, your friends, and your career. The Future of Work course places future changes in a historical context. This course also presents some valuable data to help you understand the impact technological advancements will have, and how you can be robot-proof.


Changes in the Future of Work could require entirely new legal fields, as well as drastic changes in current labor legislation and employment tax policies.

Accounting & Tax Professionals

Some parts of the accounting process are going to be almost entirely automated in the Future of Work. Taxation changes regarding payroll taxes and entitlements are also something to watch out for.

Financial Planning Professionals

Changes in the Future of Work present opportunities for high returns, but they can also have high risk. You need to be able to understand the coming changes, especially since financial planning is a key profession already being disrupted by changes in technology.

National Security

Changes in the Future of Work will be very important for national security. More automation is coming, but people will actually become a more critical part of national security as technological leverage increases.


One of the biggest challenges ahead for most corporations is preparing for the Future of Work in a time of increasingly accelerating disruptive technologies. Having a vision for the Future of Work is critical to supporting consulting client engagements and being a trusted thought partner.


  • Develop an understanding of the changes of the labor market and how society adapts.
  • Begin to fully grasp the impact robots, robotics, automation, and AI will have on the Future of Work.
  • Recognize strategies to ensure you will be prepared and are adaptable to the Future of Work.


01. Introduction
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02. What's in a Name?
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03. How we got Here?
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04. Why Robots?
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05. The Present of Work
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06. Transpocalypse
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07. Kioskification
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08. Opportunities and Risks
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09. Education
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10. Tax Policy
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11. False Options
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12. Robot Proof Yourself
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13. Conclusion
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How I Think About the Future: Trends and Spikes

This excerpt from The Journal Of Character & Leadership Development contains an interview with The Futurist Institute's Jason Schenker, including his thoughts on preparing for future conflict.

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