We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest.
Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 - 1983)
The high paying jobs are disappearing. Sooner or later, nearly everyone will be part of the "middle class", with many risking to fall below the poverty line as artificial intelligence, technology and robots replace our human contributions. The society we are living in has to adjust to guarantee equal access to education and a satisfactory life-style for everyone.
There is no denying that in coming decades millions of well-paying jobs will be replaced by dexterous robots and thinking machines that have access to vast information. The job cuts are coming in all income brackets. Traditional manufacturing, construction, retail services and transportation will be one day out-sourced to human-like robots with more power, more endurance and access to unlimited information. The traditional white color jobs are not immune either. Unless someone has a special scientific edge or other unique talents, with every decade that goes by, it will get harder to compete with an ever increasing artificial intelligence.
Don't get me wrong though, we don't need to be afraid either, we just need to be prepared. We are divine and our creativity, connections and determination will always have room to shine even next to the biggest, fanciest and most modern machines. We will always have an edge in being human so to speak. However, only a small subset of our best scientists, thinkers and entrepreneurs need to advance the technology frontier. Richard Buckminster Fuller's assertion that only 1 in 10 000 will be actively doing so is likely spot on.
Let everyone receive a good education and let the scientist and entrepreneurs hang out with each other to improve on what artificial intelligence, robotics and our current level of knowledge has already come up with. There is no telling who it will be. Albert Einstein wasn't the best mathematician, but he managed to claw insights from GOD's magnificent design like no other with his creativity, tenacity and spirituality. Steve Jobs may not have been the smartest or most well-connected inventor who ever lived, but he was certainly one of the most driven and imaginative.
So what should the remaining 10 000 do? We will hang out with each other! Some just party, some heal and educate, some do arts and crafts. Some restore and re-create our environment, while some build cities and communities. Some govern and some help others; many entertain each other. Many do a little bit of everything. In one way or another, we all provide services to each other.
GOD created this Universe and connected it with Strings. Why can't we think of our contribution as being one of these divine CONNECTIONS? Many of us spiritual travelers think of our role as being prestigious light workers, that is, we have to heal and educate others. That's of course brilliant if this is your spiritual mission, but what's wrong with just hanging out with each other just like GOD's Strings do? We love workers are simply the missing piece in GOD's divine fabric wherever we go. Please make room for the love worker.