Getting your hands on a nice income and a great job to grant that usually implies having a shiny diploma that would recommend you to the employer. As a doctor or plane pilot you are definitely not even allowed to work in these fields without the diploma. That piece of paper is the confirmation of your skills.
There are companies, such as Tesla for example, where a diploma or a college degree is not gonna help a candidate too much. I just watched a short video on youtube over how Elon Musk hires for Tesla and during the interviews the diploma topic was brought up and also the criteria on which he hires people.
It was crystal clear for him that diplomas and even the college degrees are not a must to be able to work for Tesla. When he interviews people he usually likes to ask them to tell their story of their careers, to find out about the decision during turning points in their careers.
Evidence of exceptional skills
That's what Elon would much appreciate at a candidate for a Tesla job rather than some fancy colored paper with a few high renowned college stamps on it, paper that would definitely not work for you, but somehow grant for your skills. These are going to get extinct and the way the educational system seems to be ruined by this pandemic is clearer than ever that the era of diplomas is close to its end.
For the early stages of the evolution of working sector I believe human contact will still be mandatory so that the employer ensures himself the best candidate taking his vacant places in the company, proof of brain and skills killing the diploma's high status. I know people who have all sort of diplomas but lack skills in their working field and folks that spent a lot of money to get their diplomas that after some years didn't served them at all.
I am an example that has never used his diplomas. I have a degree in Journalism and never actually put that paper to work and even without that diploma if I wanted to work in the media I would be able to do so. Skills are gradually qualifying workers to certain jobs better than papers do.
The world of finance is radically changing and so the labor market. What diploma would one need for example to work in the blockchain industry? I don't know if there's any university having any dedicated course for that, or what diploma could have Satoshi Nakamoto, the man who planted the seed for destruction of the traditional financial system.
The era of abundance and financial revolution will drag with it into the transforming fire of the blockchain technology many traditional working sectors and transform them. Devs that worked for auto industry companies for example will probably start coding and getting involved with blockchain and their part will be probably replaced by some sort of AI for these left behind companies.
AI will for sure impact the world massively, but I believe that the human mind will still lead the way and be on top of the pyramid. Lets take another example of how earning an income online requires no diploma at all: the content creator. Tell me about one youtuber, instagram influencer, crypto blogger or whatever that was asked about his degree before cashing in his piece of the pie...
You can't do that, because skills are starting to pay off more than ever. The way I see it the world is gradually sliding towards an era of efficiency where proof of brain and work is valued more than a stamped paper leaving the era of paper influence behind.
Imagine that by earning 500 LEO or HIVE per month from blogging, each valued at around $10, you will get a monthly salary bigger than a Romanian doctor. What sense that medical diploma would still make? Well it does, because without it you wouldn't be allowed to practice medicine, but at some point there will definitely be some sort of AI machinery to do that better than our docs.
Sooner than latter we won't need accountants anymore, lawyers, police officers and probably airplane pilots as well. What I wanted to underline though with this post is the shift in labor markets and qualifying for a job from the old industrial era to the new one. I haven't even dived deep in the topic as the ramifications of what's happening would fill quite a few pages on this blog.
The concept of proof of brain is starting to be valued more and more and I'd say that crypto and blockchain technology is boosting it by a lot. There was once the case when you could be an artist without the paper to back your skills and we've come to the point when the skills could back you for any position in the world. That's how I see the right for financial freedom and wealth reserved for anyone on this planet.
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