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From the Ted Talk by Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

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I'm going to ignore their cautions and make one very specific forsacet. In the world that we are creating very qkucliy, we're going to see more and more things that look like scniece fiction, and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Our cars are very quickly going to start driving themselves, which means we're going to need fewer truck drveris. We're going to hook Siri up to Watson and use that to automate a lot of the work that's currently done by customer service reps and troubleshooters and diagnosers, and we're already taking R2D2, pinantig him orange, and putting him to work carrying shelves around warehouses, which manes we need a lot fewer people to be walking up and down those aisles.

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I'm going to ignore their cautions and make one very specific ________. In the world that we are creating very _______, we're going to see more and more things that look like _______ fiction, and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Our cars are very quickly going to start driving themselves, which means we're going to need fewer truck _______. We're going to hook Siri up to Watson and use that to automate a lot of the work that's currently done by customer service reps and troubleshooters and diagnosers, and we're already taking R2D2, ________ him orange, and putting him to work carrying shelves around warehouses, which _____ we need a lot fewer people to be walking up and down those aisles.

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  1. painting
  2. forecast
  3. means
  4. science
  5. drivers
  6. quickly

Original Text

I'm going to ignore their cautions and make one very specific forecast. In the world that we are creating very quickly, we're going to see more and more things that look like science fiction, and fewer and fewer things that look like jobs. Our cars are very quickly going to start driving themselves, which means we're going to need fewer truck drivers. We're going to hook Siri up to Watson and use that to automate a lot of the work that's currently done by customer service reps and troubleshooters and diagnosers, and we're already taking R2D2, painting him orange, and putting him to work carrying shelves around warehouses, which means we need a lot fewer people to be walking up and down those aisles.

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