We know the machines are coming. And we know they’re going to take our jobs. According to one economist, nearly half of American jobs will be automated over the next couple of decades. The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson takes a stab at predicting which half it will be.

+ In the interim years, before you’re obsoleted, you might find yourself applying for a job by playing a video game. “Soon enough, perhaps, some firm might convincingly prove that a single, simple algorithm can replace the good old-fashioned grill session.”