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What work will look like by 2030?

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Will technology kill the job market and exacerbate inequality, or will it usher in a utopia of more meaningful work-life balance and lead to healthier societies? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/01/this-is-what-work-could-look-like-in-2030/
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Researchers have explored four possible futures for our society based on the prevailing technological trends, breakthroughs, urbanizaton along with the aging population and change in global economic power coupled with scarcity of resources and climate change.

In the Red World, innovation is king. Researchers noted that this scenario carries a lot of risks especially when technology outpaces regulation. Projects will come hard and fast and companies will have little to regard for employee benefits.

In the Blue World, corporate is king. In this scenario, researchers predict that corporation will grow so large that they will be bigger and more powerful than national economies. Corporation are driven to maximize the bottom line that employees will be asked to undergo physical and mental enhancements and will often times be pushed beyond their limits.

In the Green World, corporate responsibility is imperative. Companies still vie for talent and financial rewards but social responsibility is also prioritized but since employees are expected to reflect the company values so some personal freedom may have to be given up.

In the Yellow World, people come first and it enables more employees and employers to find greater meaning in life. Non-financial rewards are given while fixed working schedules are almost non-existent and the division between home and work are blurred.
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Which future world would you prefer? Can you think of another alternative future?
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I'd like to see the Green world flourish. When I think of companies that are socially responsible, I also see them as caring for their employees. That would look like a yellow and green world combined, the rest of the worlds will eventually follow.
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The way I see it, we can't stop innovation. All companies seem to be on a roll about it. It is true that it can be scary if regulations don't come out as fast. Misuse of technology will be a likely scenario.
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If the present trend is any indication I believe that the corporations will rule the world without any regard for life or rules.
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It would be nice if the future will be like the Yellow World. It would be nice to be valued and have a fulfilling home life.
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There should be another option where there's a nice little balance of the Blue, Green and Yellow world. It all seems so extreme.
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All these options seems depressing. I agree with Tyler! Why is it all just one thing? Either innovation, corporation, environment or people are prioritized..!?
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We've always lived in a society where corporations rule. I don't think that it will ever change. It's always about making money for businesses.
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The Yellow World seems like an ideal one. Employees would get to have a work-life balance. Flexible schedules will make people more productive. Happy employees mean better output.
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We've always lived in a society where corporations rule. I don't think that it will ever change. It's always about making money for businesses.
I agree! It's always the 1% who makes all the rules. I see that the Blue World is more feasible unless the people rise in protest.
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The Yellow World seems ideal to me. It seems less stressful and you get to step back and enjoy your life.
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I have a feeling it will be a Blue World but I am hoping it will be Yellow or Green. It looks much more positive.
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