Why is Technology Used?
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Very conveinent that the birth rate across the globe has been in decline. Less overheads for business owners and governments to support in the future. Greater profit margins for everyone… on top
If almost all jobs are performed by computers, then how will the free-market economy continue to prosper? Capitalism has worked up until now because of the availability of mass purchasing power, which individual consumers obtained from wages paid to them. People will consume goods & services, but computers & machines won't. You can cut costs as a business owner by automating all your human labor, but if everyone else is doing the same thing, then there'll be no market for your goods and/or services.
Is it irony that the advert before this video was for grammerly?
OMG Breaking news guys, automation is getting to us all! We are all in this shit. Have you guys heard of E-mail or E- content, such as this one. They are ravishing this society. Holy crap dude, email is killing post offices dude, it's crazy and don't forget news such as this has taken the jobs of newspapers. Theses devils, making life harder for everybody. And have you heard of people who worked as dishwashers, oh man those people have it rough. Now a machine does it all for them, and as so with the people who used to manually wash clothes. Alas! Now a machine does it for them. And this other thing, an ATM machine, Oh man, this machine is now taking jobs of people who used to manually count money. Also, these new tins, they call them "automobiles" they are getting to us. what about bike shops dude, how are they going to make money now. Now these machines can AUTOMATICALLY move and move faster than us humans. Oh man these machines are now more physically competent than US! Damn this, I don't know how we are going to survive through this crisis!
How should we re-structure our employability ?
"The Greeks in their era of greatness had only contempt for work: their slaves alone were permitted to labor: the free man knew only exercises for the body and mind. And so it was in this era that men like Aristotle, Phidias, Aristophanes moved and breathed among the people; it was the time when a handful of heroes at Marathon crushed the hordes of Asia, soon to be subdued by Alexander. The philosophers of antiquity taught contempt for work, that degradation of the free man, the poets sang of idleness, that gift from the Gods." -Paul Lafargue
Automation + Basic Income = Liberation
There are less jobs created then created.Can't wait for the collapse of technologically advanced states.
So what about jobs like writers, actor, musician, concept/story/comic/storyboard/etc.-artist, illustrator, 3D-artist, cooks, dancer, and so go on….. talking about the whole entertaining-industry?I am on the right side for the next 50 years if i still study illustration/design in my academy?
I'm frightend….should i switch to programming or something else im still young so pls help!
if only that was true for politicians.
LESS LAWYERS HURRAH! HURRAH! HURRAH!
Automation isn't a bad thing, but maintaining a corrupt outdated system is the problem..
I suppose I should be glad to be an emergency services dispatcher. The nuances of each call are different enough that the service can't be effectively automated. Now, if only the job didn't pay 20% below national average wage.
Those poor blacksmiths being paid off due to those horrible "machines"
fixing things is safe from technology. things break they need to be fixed . you can have robots that fix things but then the robots need to be fixed the cycle is endless.
Funny how he talks about the two careers that were both inflated to begin with. I think it's great that two of the most crucial systems for the citizens of this country are becoming easier to navigate and less expensive to do so. However, I do not agree that those are median American careers nor do I think the title of this video is anything but sensationalist bullshit. With his vague, misplaced "logic" the mailman should have already been extinct…
Halfway through the video a guy comes and whispers in his ear. Aaaaand, cut. Seconds later he's replaced by one of those Watson machines.
Wow, I am blown away. Andrew McAfee is a genius speaker.
How many data scientist do you need to have sufficient demand for goods and services as well as tax revenues for government?
Sure there is explosive growth in data-scientist jobs. From zero to maybe some tens of thousands. Cool for them, maybe one will come to work in the same company as me. But how about those hundreds of millions of lawyers, accountants and truck drivers? The demand for the jobs evaporating due technological advaces/ creative destruction is not matched by the demand for new types of jobs.
LOL, Where I work would fad out of existence if everything becomes automated! LOL Can't wait then maybe I can do what I really want!
not completely true, how about jobs you need creativity for?
Soon nerds will rule the world. Because none of you peasants will have required skills for new jobs. lol
p.s. it was joke.
Well where old jobs die new ones will pop up. Trust me people will find a way to work with technology or we'll be taken over by terminators. Win, win in my books
if technology replaces a job it is a very good thing^^
Glad this guy simply explained it rather than condemned it.
well, that was hard to swallow for me. My current major in college is accounting and i am going for CPA.
As technology evolves some jobs get obsolete but new ones are created. Of course, not all people will be able to adapt to that fast paced world but hopefully they'll be able to find some other job.
i remember in 2008 when i was choosing my carrer, i thought- i have to study something with math.., and i consider myself a creative person with good ideas..,i'm introvert, so i decided civil engineer.(i live in a developmet country. and unlike my friends i didn't grow up sorrounded by tecnology or a laptop).While ALL my friends wanted to study industrial engineer and petrolium engineer, they saw this as the career of the future, becuase their parents said that…and they said is an easy job! and make good money! and is an engineer!. I allways saw industrial engineer as a job very easy for be automated by robots, and actually my father is industrial engineer.i never talked about my futuristic ideas because i relized that my friends saw me skeptic when i talked about robots, or when i said if a video of an new iphone would be fake or not.it seems i was accurate about my predictions,and all thoes ideas came without internet just from watching movies. because i just met the real internet 3 years ago when i buy my first ipod touch and then my first computer.
So we have these fantastic advances in technology that can do our menial work for us, removing the need for us to waste our time doing crap we don't really want to do – I mean who at the age of 8 said "I want to work in tax preparation"?
The problem isn't that droids are taking our jobs, the problem is that our system places short-term individual financial profit above the wellbeing of society; we have the technology and resources available to automate the majority of jobs today, but instead of sharing the benefit to the workers the benefit is instead directed to the top of the business.
For example, a company has 100 workers and a new technology comes along that can do the job of 50 of those workers for half the cost, options are:
a) make those 50 workers redundant and pocket the 25 salaries as profit. Or…
b) share the work load of the other 50 workers so everyone now does half the hours, and also share the savings – 100 workers on half the hours paid 75 full time salaries. ie: everyone takes a 25% paycut, but they have a 50% reduction in work hours – they technically earn more per hour because of the new technology.Get twice as many machines and all 100 workers can keep their hours AND keep the increased pay AND produce twice as much!
Humans Need Not Apply
Until mankind can create physical objects simply by thinking about them someone somehow will have to manufacture them.The rapidly changing technical skill sets and manufacturing methods are currently being manipulated so the change itself becomes a weapon of discrimination in a game of economic musical chairs in which people are systematically denied the right to exist by various forms of bigotry.
I don't think robots will take my job (electrician) any time soon. You would need a fully autonomous and intelligent humanoid robot to perform even a fraction of the functions done by most trade workers.
Humans need not apply
That flew over my head.
The problem with this kind of doomsday talk is that people have been saying this for decades.. and it has still to come to fruition. Instead what we've seen is industries and jobs being replaced rather than jobs as a whole shrinking massively.
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