Can we always trust predictions about the future of work?

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Hi buzzing_grapefruit here

In my final piece I will be discussing my opinion on 'Can we always trust predictions about the future of work.'

In my opinion, no we can't always trust the predictions about the future of work because sometimes people can pertend they think something that will happen in the future but they might just be doing it for their own gain.

Secondly, people don't have an invention that tells them the exact future at the exact time, they just use what is happening today and most of the time assume the worst.

I like to say 'Today is today tomorrow is tomorrow' or 'The future is a new beggining.'

People base their predictions on their knowledge now, what they already know.

Take the predictions on the future of work people are making right now: 'The future of work is at home' That is based on knowledge of the pandemic and work right now.

From buzzing_grapefruit

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  • 327379P_LThumb.jpg EXPERT: Charlie Dyos Hunter Communications Analyst @ Bank of England
    08 Dec 2020

    Hi buzzing_grapefruit, this is a very important point! One of the jobs we have at the Bank of England is to try and guess what is going to happen in the future. But you are correct, in 2019 our predictions for 2020 looked nothing like what actually happened!

    One of the things we use is looking at past experiences and guessing if things will happen in a similar way. For example, if we look in history, we can look at how major global events changed the way people worked. Can you think of anything that happened in history that was so big, it changed how all of us lived our lives?

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    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_cliff | New Horizons Children's Academy
      Charlie Dyos Hunter Communications Analyst @ Bank of England's comment 14 Dec 2020

      World war 2 because it advanced technology and it made people think that it was safer to stay in while texting (for example ) because there was bombs everywhere. I also I think world war 2 was a turning point because it made people more careful about their safety .

      Thanks for reading, Ethical cliff

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg buzzing_grapefruit | New Horizons Children's Academy
    14 Dec 2020

    Thank you for your reply!
    A global even that changed our lives was technology. Before, people never had portable phones or phones where you can see who you are speaking to but just a phone that had to stay at home and all you could do was call someone.
    A UK event that changed children’s lives was The Education Act. It provided all children with free education. I think The Education Act is important as all children deserve to be educated and carry out their dream job.
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    1. New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg ethical_cliff | New Horizons Children's Academy
      buzzing_grapefruit's comment 14 Dec 2020

      Hi buzzing grapefruit I like how you included your opinions and the way you had positive thinking with your motto

      Great motto


      Ethical Cliff

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