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2025 TECHNOLOGY IN THE YEAR Kate Pasterfield


looks into the future of workplace learning and says we should hold on tight and enjoy the ride


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magine it’s 2025, the start of another busy working day. But what does that working


day look like? What skills are people using as they go about their jobs? And how is technology helping them? Forget what’s happening right


here, right now. It’ll be history sooner than you know. It’s been said that such is the impact of technology and innovation, we’re about to see the equivalent of 2,000 years of change in the next 100 years. Wow! And according to futurist and humanist Gerd Leonhard, we can


expect to see more change in the next 20 years than we’ve experienced in the last 300. Te process has already begun: “Sector after sector, industry after industry, we’re waking up to the fact that the future is already here; we just haven’t noticed it … your career may soon be impacted or simply be over. If your profession is built on routine, it will be automated; 50% of our jobs will be automated in the next 10-15 years. But the good news is, the vast majority of new jobs haven’t been invented yet. Anything that can’t be digitised, automated or done by


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