Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that 47% of jobs in the US are at high risk of being automated out of existence. 
More worrying still, the report identified just three skill areas that could save you from the robot economy:
…occupations that involve complex perception and manipulation tasks, creative intelligence tasks, and social intelligence tasks are unlikely to be substituted by computer capital over the next decade or two.
Low-skilled work, such as food service and retail, is still reliant on face-to-face interaction, while high-skilled work is often too nuanced or creative to be hard-wired.
It’s middle-skilled work, like management and administration, that is currently taking the hit.
Meet your new manager: An algorithm.
This decade has seen many new start-ups automating what was once pure human services. Taxi company Uber employs armies of drivers that are briefed, managed, tracked, paid and even fired by automated algorithms. Creative work is becoming vulnerable, too, with companies like CrowdSpring using algorithms to manage graphic designers and writers.
“What’s bizarre here is that these lines of code directly control real humans,” warns Peter Reinhardt, co-founder and CEO of data and analytics firm Segment. “Humans are on the verge of becoming literal cogs in a machine, completely anonymized behind an API. And the companies that control those APIs have strong incentives to drive down the cost of executing those API methods.” 
The danger here is that algorithmic management not only destroys middle-skill jobs, but could remove on-the-job training, social connections and upward career mobility for the remaining majority of us.
Or is this just a doomsday scenario?