‘A novice plumber in Amsterdam already earns more than a well-known lawyer – and rightly so’

Technological trends such as the rise of artificial intelligence and applications of virtual reality are driving major changes in the coming decades, but there is also another trend. The economy is partly becoming more artisanal again, notes trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas. The attention for the circular economy and the reuse of old items gives craft professions an impulse. According to Bakas, some of the craft professions are more resistant to ‘robotization’ than some jobs in, for example, business services. “A novice plumber in Amsterdam already earns more than a well-known lawyer. And rightly so, it is work that cannot be taken over by a computer.”

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