I read an interesting technology article the other day on FT.com called Rise of the replicants. As it is a subscription site not sure if you will be able to view it, although you can sign up for a free account which allows you a limited number of page views per month.
If you can't access it and in addition, here is a research report that you can download for free which is referenced in the above article. According to their research 47% of all
US employment is at risk from the rise of the machines. You may not want to read it all as it is quite technical and long at 72 pages. But if you control end to the end of the document or skip to the Appendix on page 57 you get the table that ranks occupations according to their probability of computerisation (from least to most vulnerable). Those occupations used as training data are labelled as either ‘0’ (not computerisable) or ‘1’ (computerisable), respectively. There are 70 such occupations, 10 percent of the total number of occupations. There were a few high paid financial jobs which are vulnerable like insurance underwriters, loan officers and credit analysts to name just three.
So I guess if you are in one of those with a high probability of being Computerised you might want to think about an alternative career or retraining? Also underlines the attractions of trying to save and develop an alternative passive income or even starting your own business, more on why that's a good idea tomorrow.
It is amazing what they can do with machines / computers these days and I guess the themes explored in the Terminator films weren't perhaps so far fetched after all - hasta la vista, I'll be back,