They are Daniel Pink’s ideas of what can’t be outsourced.
I was reading an article online and saw someone else in agreement:
[Chemistry prof from one of the SUNYs] bases this [belief that the humanities is the best thing to major in] on three â€œLaws of Future Employmentâ€:
Law #1: People will get jobs doing things that computers canâ€™t do. Law #2: A global market place will result in lower pay and fewer opportunities for many careers. (But also in cheaper and better products and a higher standard of living for American consumers.) Law #3: Professional people will more likely be freelancers and less likely to have a steady job.
The implications of Laws #1 and #2, he says, are that STEM jobs will not be particularly safe in the future, since he believes they are â€œeasily computerized and tradable.â€
The more valuable skill sets, he argues, will be those that computers canâ€™t offer, like empathy and sociability â€” skills that you might be more likely to learn in an English course than one in linear algebra.