• Matthew Wilson SALAM Business Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Media, BINUS University International, Indonesia
  • Rein SUADAMARA Business Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Media, BINUS University International, Indonesia
Keywords: Technology, Labor Automation, Unemployment, Emerging Technologies


With the occurrence of emerging technology, the world faces the risk of jobs being automated in the future. Labor automation itself refers to substituting technology for human labor to perform specific task or jobs. This study aims to find out whether this claim is applicable to Indonesia as a newly industrialized country and what can be done to resolve this issue? To test the hypothesis of how Labor automation can be applicable to Indonesia, this research aims to analyze the impact on how technology on jobs and what variables might be replaced in the future—using predictions from past statistics comparing how these past few years have changed with the development of technology. The research analyzed previous relevant studies on automation, how opportunities get created, how jobs get transformed, and what challenges are posed by emerging technologies. The major challenges that may be faced in this case is unemployment due to disappearing labor jobs. These results suggest that Indonesia will still be impacted with the risk of labor jobs being automated. On this basis, to prevent major unemployment issue, Indonesia needs to raise awareness for the younger generation to prepare for their future better, by enriching them with skills and ability to adapt with continuous changes.


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How to Cite
SALAM, M., & SUADAMARA, R. (2021). EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES & DISAPPEARANCE OF MANUAL LABOUR JOBS IN INDONESIA. ICCD, 3(1), 416-420. https://doi.org/10.33068/iccd.Vol3.Iss1.392