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...
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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 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.
You are absolutely right Teo, and now with this corona virus many people are out of work already. Stores are closing, on-line shopping is becoming the norm, so sad.
It seems that the jobless economy is already here.
I see more and more businesses using automated systems, especially check-out in stores. People no longer do those jobs. Now since corona more people are out of work and automation will not give many people employment.
We are happily opening up a bit now, however, many businesses are out of business for good. What a sad situation for people who lost all their savings and are too old to go back to school to learn a new trade.
I have to agree with all of you, the jobless economy is certainly here.
The economy seems quite dismal at the moment. many businesses have closed
permanently. Let us hope that there will not be any new restrictions to
destroy the economy even more.