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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Nine Jobs that will vanish, includes Librarian

Jobs that will vanish | Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Finance Canada Extract:


Steven Herman, left, head of the Library of Congress storage facility, at the Library of Congress in 2003, in Washington, and left, a "bookBot", an automated retrieval system at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University in 2013, in Raleigh, N.C. Many middle-class workers have lost jobs because powerful software and computerized machines are doing tasks that only humans could do before.
The list includes:
9. Travel Agent
8. Librarian
7. Toll Collector
6. Bank Teller
5. Assembly Line Worker
4. Train Conductor
3. Telephone Switchboard Operators
2. Mail Carrier
1. loom operators
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  • Robots are eating our jobs: tech as the enemy of the middle class? Minnesota Public Radio, February 1, 2013

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