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  • Updated: May 06, 2023

Technology, Digitalisation To End Some Jobs By 2027

Technology, Digitalisation To End Some Jobs By 2027

Powering Jobs By Digital Technology

Technology and digitalisation have been growing day by day and by the time we arrive in the future, most jobs, as we know them now, will end. 

This is because of the many ways that technology has the potential to automate many of the tasks that are currently done by humans.

Digitalisation is the process of converting information, processes, and other physical objects into digital formats.

It involves the use of digital technologies such as computers, the internet, and other digital devices to store, process, and transmit data.

Digitalisation has revolutionized the way businesses and organizations operate, allowing them to become more efficient and cost-effective.

Automation, as an aspect of digitalization, can reduce the need for human labour, resulting in fewer jobs in certain industries since it can increase efficiency and accuracy, thereby reducing the need for human labour in certain tasks. 

Additionally, technology can provide new ways of doing things that may make certain jobs obsolete.

This is the reason we are looking at those kinds of jobs today.

From trending matters, technology is growing every day, especially ever since ChatGPT has been introduced to change many things.

Technological developments may result in some people losing their jobs.  

Recently, the World Economic Forum (WEF), known for its annual summit in Davos, Switzerland, published a report and shed light on the future of the job market.

 Case 1

It was emphasized that technology and digitalization both create new job fields and destroy old ones.

According to the report, which is based on a survey of employers, close to a quarter of jobs are expected to change in the next 4 years.

Case 2

While 69 million new jobs will be created in 2027, 83 million jobs will disappear.

This means a 2% decrease in employment worldwide.

Case 3

Office jobs such as working at the bank, secretarial and cashier were among the fastest to disappear.

It was stated that the demand for machine learning and cybersecurity experts in artificial intelligence will increase.

Case 4

The report, titled The Future of Jobs, was prepared with information from nearly 800 companies employing more than 11 million workers.

WEF General Manager Saadia Zahidi used the following statements regarding the report:

"Governments and businesses should support the transformation towards the jobs of the future by investing in education, upskilling and outreach structures."

Nevertheless, the following are job titles identified to be potentially extinct by 2027 no thanks to technology:

  • Travel Agents
  • Bank Tellers
  • Postal Workers
  • Typists
  • Cashiers
  • Telemarketers
  • Assembly Line Workers
  • Taxi Drivers
  • Bookkeepers
  • Librarians


This article serves to remind you of the urgent need to appraise your job today as well as your skill set. Is your current job under threat of extinction by technology and digitalization? 

You still have the option to brace up now and join the moving train before it is too late.

Simply identify a technology-driven skill that will empower and position you against the soon-coming extinction of a few jobs.

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Eben Duru
Eben Duru

 My name is Eben and I am from Lagos, Nigeria. I am currently a writer at AllNews Nigeria. I’m...

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