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In Thirty Years Human Beings Will Work Only 'Four Hour A Day', Predicts Jack Ma


Automation to answer people’s demand in the future, leaving more free time for humans.

In Thirty Years Human Beings Will Work Only 'Four Hour A Day', Predicts Jack Ma
Jack Ma could very well be the epitome of benefiting from globalization. He was “trained as a teacher”, while co-founding Alibaba, the “e-commerce platform” in the year of 1999, has now made him a billionaire.
According to Jack Ma’s predictions, humans are about to benefit further in the future from “drastically shorter workweeks”. The business claims that in about next thirty years’ time:
“…people [will] only work four hours a day and maybe four days a week. My grandfather worked 16 hours a day in the farmland and [thought he was] very busy. We work eight hours, five days a week and think we are very busy.”
Jack Ma’s predicted work hours In the year of are similar in nature of John Maynard Keynes’s prediction in the year of 1920, whereby the economist has said that within the coming century people will only work for “around 15 hours” a week while more and more “automation” will take care of “people’s material needs”.
In fact, Ma added that in the future people will explore numerous vacation destination adding “a far greater variety of places” in their travel agenda than today. In his words:
“Normal people visit, like, 30 places. Thirty years later, they will probably visit 300 places”.
Although, Ma sees a “painful” path that will lead us to the predicted future, as he said:
“[the] next 30 years is going to be painful.”