Automation of professions seems like a big thing. You have one blog post covering it well, but otherwise, the implications don't seem fully integrated into your advice. Most recommended earning to give paths appear affected. More attention seems due on this topic.
I agree. I don't want to pursue a career that ends up automated. At the very least, I want to be capable of retirement. My impact will be smaller, but I'll still be able to help people.
Yeah lmao i don't want to pursue a career and then turn out that my job is obsolete. Then i'm not an effective altruist whatsoever.
Andrei Poehlmann commented
I agree. Especially quantitative jobs e.g. data scientist, which seems to be a pretty good ETG option at the moment since there is such a highly increasing demand for them. But such bottlenecks should also lead to a higher increase in attempts to automate such jobs (see e.g https://arxiv.org/abs/1606.04474, https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/jfp/entry/Data_Science_Automation?lang=en or a project by the MIT http://news.mit.edu/2015/automating-big-data-analysis-1016 and https://groups.csail.mit.edu/EVO-DesignOpt/groupWebSite/uploads/Site/DSAA_DSM_2015.pdf ).
Intuitively it seems if they can automate processes like feature engineering, then analytical processes like building statistical models should be even easier. More research regarding such considerations seems to be very important.