Mostly to take the place of traditional employment. It's going away, and fast. Replacing that's just a start, of course.
But without a start ... we're finished.
I'm not talking about jobs going away. Or not just that. Because of course they are, and they're going to go faster.
(Just a side note: all those economists and pundits you see or read talking about "recovery"" aren't idiots. They're paid liars. Specifically, they're being paid to keep us cattle headed peaceably down the chutes to our dates with a hook and a sharp knife.)
No. What's going away is the entire concept of jobs, as traditionally thought of and constructed. And what's more, it needs to.
We need a new model to replace the old, dying ways. And I need you to help me figure out what it is. What they are, because one size never fits all. And then put all those new models into action. Soon.
From the world of sports comes a cogent reminder: if your superiors in a hierarchical organization find it necessary to give you a vote of confidence, you're 1000% toast. Bosses don't find it necessary to talk about how they're not about to fire you if they're not at least thinking about firing you. As this poor schmuck's almost certainly about to find out.
So why do organizations tend to lie so predictably with their "votes of confidence"? I suspect it's because truth is so toxic to hierarchies - specifically, to survival within the hierarchical power structure (which of course occasionally intersects with actual, you know, survival) that those with the skills to grab and hold power lie by reflex.