ThePrint.com conducted a 12 days long event "Democracy Wall" in various engineering colleges across India.
My daughter Riddhi participated with following entry:
"World Bank data estimates 69% of today’s jobs in India are threatened by automation. And India isn’t alone here: China’s figure was 77% and other developing countries also scored highly. But are the young millenials really worried? The answer, as skeptical as it seems, is a no. This country's young population is wiser, smarter and more future oriented than possibly any of the generations before. They are flexible and have identifed the fact that continuous upgradation of their skills is the only way the ongoing and upcoming machine onslaught can be survived. In times like these, the skills profile changes faster than it did before, but at the same time, there is this ever increasing range of technology ready to help the millenials adapt and learn better. With machines taking on the mundane jobs at the soul of today’s workplace, the jobs in the future will mainly be about skills like critical and analytical thinking, collaboration and imagination. But as automation smoothly takes over this routine work and the young generation works on being relevant, the low-skill works– where the bulk of Indian IT employees work – are the most at risk. They do know that the reality is change, one which there is no shying away from. The only escape is in finding new roles and in moulding ourselves to become useful in the newer and advanced times. There is no one not worried about how the middle sectors in India is basically long cries of unemployment about being replaced by technology or automation. The impact is here and is being felt in the past few years and it's only going to magnify. Back then when humans wanted to automate the landscape, it was more of a race. But now, it's about getting the folks on the right path. The present world is ever - changing, developing at a pace like never before. There is, quite honestly, no way to put a stop to automation for it was this very thing that brought Indian economy on the world stage. Fighting machines is futile and we know it. The key to survive, let's just say, or to be employed is to fight passivity. Being passive and letting the machines impact us is the last thing to do. Doing something big and developing something groundbreaking, hand in hand, with automation is as appealing as it sounds. The young people of the workplace understand that most jobs now ask employees to be adaptable about learning new skills as they go along. To strengthen these young millenials to thrive in this great digital age, our education methodologies must bring a sharper spotlight to endless learning, experimentation and exploration. A larger value placed on education than in the West is one of the many reasons that the young millenials may just survive. All of these machines, robots, Artificial intelligence products can either be a poisonous curse on the Indian economy or a potential cure. The option is, quite evidently, ours to choose."
Young generation of today is far more ambitious and fearless. They see every disruption as an opportunity,
Proud to say that she won the first place in the contest...way you go dear daughter, so very proud of you....
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!