The 51-year-old Canadian economist added workers in administrative, clerical and production jobs would be most threatened by machines.
Mark Carney claimed 15million Britons could lose their jobs
Carney said: “The fundamental challenge is, alongside its great benefits, every technological revolution mercilessly destroys jobs and livelihoods – and therefore identities – well before the new ones emerge.
“This was true of the eclipse of agriculture and cottage industry by the industrial revolution, the displacement of manufacturing by the service economy, and now the hollowing out of many of those middle-class services jobs.”
Carney was talking at Liverpool John Moores University
He said: “Real wages are below where they were a decade ago – something that no one alive today has experienced before.”
The banking bigwig, who earns a whooping £874,000-a-year from his Bank of England job alone, also warned of the dangers of globalisation that had left workers dejected about the changes they had seen.
Mark Carney earns £874,000 a year in his role with the Bank of England
“The combination of open markets and technology means that… a globalised world amplifies the rewards of the superstar and the lucky.
“Now may be the time of the famous or fortunate, but what of the frustrated and frightened?”