5 Widespread Myths About the Future of Work Younger People Shouldn’t Believe

Thomas Davis
2 min readSep 21, 2022
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“The job market of the future will consist of those jobs that robots cannot perform.” — Michio Kaku

The future of work is frightening for people.

There is so much uncertain about what jobs folks will have 5, 10, 20 years down the road. This can be especially daunting for those who don’t wanna work in technology. Everywhere you turn these days people are talking about NFTs, Bitcoin, DAOs and other acronyms I’m too old to have even heard of.

Let me tell you the future of work will not leave you out.

There are a lot of falsehoods floating around the Internet about the future of work. I bust five of these myths below:

1. You need to learn to code

This is probably the most widespread myth about gaining employment in the future. Neuroscientist Tara Swart believes the key for thriving in the future of work is less about computer science and more about training your brain how to think computationally.

2. Automation will replace every worker in the world

Robots are not gunning for your job. Many folks who study the future of work believe automation will create more jobs than it eliminates. Automation is good at making everyday tasks easier, but it will never possess what I believe is much more important than machines and that is soft skills.

3. You need to be a quick learner to succeed

Technology moves at a more rapid pace every day. It feels like it is impossible to keep up with all the changes. Some people learn faster than others, but does that mean you’re doomed? Not at all. Mastering any new skill or technology takes time no matter how quick you learn.

4. Soft skills will be redundant

With all these talk about technology and automation it’s easy to see why folks might think that soft skills would disappear. But the opposite is going to be true. Skills such as teamwork and communication are going to be paramount to companies succeeding in the future.

5. You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to do something innovative

People believe that to be innovative you must be an entrepreneur. But for companies to keep up with the changing times they will have to innovate so they can survive. Employees who work for these organizations will have an opportunity to innovate and contribute to the company’s success.

Technology has always and will continue to be a disrupting force in the workforce. But it will not take over every aspect of the future of work. Many opportunities will present themselves to those who don’t want to work in technology.

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Thomas Davis

Writer, motivational blogger, self-development,deep thinker, storyteller