quote:‘The end of work’ with Ray Kurzweil, Andrew McAfee, Chris Lydon [UPDATE: podcast available]
July 31, 2014
The jobless economy: a fully automated, engineered, robotic system that doesn’t need you, or me either. Anything we can do, machines can do better — surgery, warfare, farming, finance. What’s to do? Shall we smash the machines, or go to the beach, or finally learn to play the piano?
Economists predict that 50% of US jobs could be automated in a decade or two. Big fun show with...
I personally believe that we are carrying technology too far. We are overdoing what what was ment to be a helpful tool.
and again, I agree with yoko.
quote:The jobless economy: a fully automated, engineered, robotic system that doesn’t need you, or me either. Anything we can do, machines can do better — surgery, warfare, farming, finance. What’s to do? Shall we smash the machines, or go to the beach, or finally learn to play the piano?
Thank you Teo
Machines have taken over, and if we do nothing about it unemployment will increase.
Thank you again Teo,
This will be a major problem.
Machines are replacing people.
This is happening right now, and will continue.
Oh joy.. I DID find more! Lucky you!
As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making “good jobs” obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries—education and health care—that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself.
In Rise of the Robots, Ford details what machine intelligence and robotics can accomplish, and implores employers, scholars, and policy makers alike to face the implications. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren’t going to work, and we must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity...
There will be the rise of the robots, especially since humans are getting dumber by the minute. Robots will out smarten the human race.
Robots might very well take over somewhere in the future. I already see robots taking over jobs right now. As technology advances we will see computers far more capable and intelligent than what they are now, and humans seem to become less intelligent.
I agree with that.
I think we are heading that way. Robots will take over at some point. A lot of stuff is automated already and I am not happy to see people losing their jobs, like cashiers in stores, some food is served by robots etc.