Coincidentally, I saw this in the news:
Stephen Hawking's dire prediction
“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed,” Hawking states.
“Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.” EU Parliament Committee Votes To Give Robots Rights (And A Kill Switch) | Zero Hedge
Reminiscent of what I said a few posts back: A robot can replace your job and you keep your pay or a robot can replace your job and you go hungry because it's not "fair" that you get something for nothing.
I'm starting to think "the second option" because:
- How many people would agree with the idea that the one who invested in the robots should send the benefits of the robot to the replaced worker? Most would think someone is an insane libtard for even entertaining that idea.
- The workers are too stupid to get along with each other well enough to band into any sort of resistance. Personal vendettas are too important to worry about a bigger picture.
Whatever your justification for alienation, the end remains the same.
Originally Posted by fsir
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Those in the real world expect millions of long haul truck driving jobs will vanish by 2020-2022 and massive numbers of taxi job losses will happen simultaneously or soon thereafter.
Yes, I bumped up my timeline by two years (from 2022-2024 to 2020-2022) for this sequence of events.
My new timeline is not all tremendously optimistic given the rapid changes we have seen.
What's the world going to do with, oh I don't know, 6 billion leeches? A conveniently-timed plague? Oh well, we're all "incompatible" anyway.