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How robots will kill the 'gig economy'

Posted by Dustin Robinson on March 15, 2016 at 4:06 PM

Originally published on March 9, 2016 by Harriet Taylor on CNBC. 

The so-called gig economy will cease to exist in 20 years, according to a new report from venture-backed start-up Thumbtack, an online marketplace that helps skilled workers find customers. 

The study predicts that logistics companies — from start-ups like Uber to tech giants like Amazon — will soon replace drivers and delivery workers with autonomous vehicles and drones. Highly skilled workers, such as lawyers and accountants — no longer guaranteed jobs at big firms — will be the new gig economy workers, the study finds.

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