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Forget about keeping one job throughout your life: it’s likely that in our digital world, you’ll be constantly learning new skills and adapting to new workplace environments. The way you acquire your professional skills may change as well, with adaptive learning becoming more common.
While some traditional jobs, including full-time positions in the engineering and construction fields, are likely to remain popular in the future, a "gig economy" will continue to emerge in the coming years, introducing new methods of communication between employers and employees.
While car manufacturing jobs were big in the 1950s, by the turn of the century humans have been replaced by robots, leaving thousands of people jobless. So, according to many experts, flexibility, self-improvement, and constant learning are becoming key abilities for those who would like to make a successful career in the 21st century.
Computers and the Internet already play an important role in most industries – from medicine to agriculture, and from the legal world to manufacturing. However, it's expected that thanks to artificial intelligence, computers will become even more powerful in the coming years, changing the very way people learn their professional skills.