How to thrive in the age of robots

Now there’s an interesting question.

What are the skills and qualities you will need to survive and thrive when robots are going to be taking all the best jobs?

Tech entrepreneur and author, Richard Newton, says the desired qualities will be the things robots can’t yet replicate: creativity, compassion, empathy, curiosity, emotional intelligence, playfulness.

“We are witnessing the end of meat machines and the rise of human beings,” he says. “And we are on the verge of a creative revolution. To be future proof in this world of constant, rapid change we must adopt the liberated, individual behaviour of artists, entrepreneurs and inventors.”

Richard speaks to me in the latest Virgin Podcast:

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