The Urbanization Industry
By 2050, the United Nations predicts that 68% of the world will be urban. This industry, which may not even seem like an industry, is growing faster than ever, and this is going to help ensure humanity has a place to live and survive in the next few decades. With urban living comes higher levels of health, literacy and education, life expectancy, and greater access to services, with enhanced opportunities for cultural participation. With this, comes the arrival of new jobs and the loss of existing jobs being taken over by AI and robots as seen above. The above stats indicate the percentages that those jobs will be taken over by AI or robots. Urban planners will be necessary to ensure the future cities will be as eco-friendly and human-friendly as possible, while other jobs will definitely be taken over in the upcoming decades and workers will have to find other unique jobs to compensate. Cities will also need to grow in all directions to withstand the increasing urban populations, resulting in cities that will go deep below the Earth's surface, across bodies of water, and high into the sky. Want to learn more about these 3-D cities? Read more at The Adaptive Economy.