BRISTOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: In this photo illustration, One Pound coins are seen besides US Dollar bills on January 16, 2017 in Bristol, England. Sterling has dropped sharply following reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce that the UK is planning a so-called 'hard' exit from the European Union. According to the exchange firm Travelex, UK travellers buying US Dollars are now getting the lowest rates since 1986, being offered just $1.17 for every pound. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Five years ago, Marketplace explored how machines, robots and software algorithms were increasingly entering the workforce in our series “Robots Ate My Job.” Now, we’re looking at what humans can do about it with a new journey to find robot-proof jobs.
Technology is transforming the American economy. The investment research firm Forrester predicts automation will create nearly 15 million new jobs by 2025, but at the same time, wipe out nearly 25 million. Do the math and that means 10 million jobs will disappear, on par with what happened during the Great Recession. All this has some experts pushing for new policies to address a teched-up future in which the need for human workers tapers down.
One idea gaining traction in Silicon Valley is something called universal basic income, or UBI — unconditional cash payments for all. The policy would mean citizens receive a set amount of money from the government, whether they …