In the past, technology has created a lot more jobs than it has wiped out. The only job that has been eliminated in the last 60 years is elevator operator. But we all know robotica is coming. Jobs with a high level of routine, that are repetitive and predictable are at high risk to be automated. What jobs will be safe? Occupations that involve genuine creativity, building complex relationships and that are highly unpredictable.
Skills like creativity and using your intuition in non predictable situations are very common for people with dyslexia. Many dyslexic traits are harder to automate, which is brilliant for the future employability. Which skills are in fact superpowers?
Creativity is the skill-set that is very hard to automate. Studies showed that 86 per cent of 'highly creative' workers are found to be at low or not at risk of automation. While the same study found that creative occupations are more future-proof to technologies like machine learning and mobile robotics.
Did you know dyslexic people have an above average intuition? People with dyslexia have better peripheral vision than most: more data flows into their brains each day, which they can then synthesis into intuition.
Keep on learning
Skills in workforce change and people keep continuously learning new skills. Dyslexic people do this very well because they are curious.
Another trait that machines struggle to mimic is a human capability to feel empathy, or understand empathy. The good news is that dyslexic people have exceptional empathy and warmth.
Children with dyslexia start falling behind in class because they are not picking up reading and writing as quickly as their friends. Many managed to beat the odds, it teached them resilience, grit and determination to succeed.
Are you futureproof?