What will happen to 90% people who will be unskilled and out of a job once...

RavySnake
RavySnake

What will happen to 90% people who will be unskilled and out of a job once robots take up all the jobs?

inb4 basic income
Where is this money going to come from if people don't have jobs to earn money and spend it? More debt?

DeathDog
DeathDog

The Christ will return

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@RavySnake
once robots take up all the jobs
This will never happen. A company will only replace a human with a robot if the robot is cheaper. The more unemployment rises the cheaper will human labor become. So what really happens is that we get a society where a few people are obscenely rich while the majority works for 50 cents per hour just to not starve.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@RavySnake
The government takes control of the robots and sustains everyone.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@ZeroReborn
Wrong. Think about it. Once a robot has been developed to perform human functions it will become cheaper than a human (i.e. All humans) very quickly which will almost immediately wipe out about 95% of human labour

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@BinaryMan
Once a robot has been developed to perform human functions it will become cheaper than a human

it is sad you dont realize how ironic this is,

Playboyize
Playboyize

@BunnyJinx
Explain what you mean

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@RavySnake
Where is this money going to come from
From the guy who owns the robot, silly.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@RavySnake
where will the money come from
Incredibly heavy taxes on corporations for natural resource use, importing / exporting, 'greenlighting' products for market

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@ZeroReborn
Humans won't work below wages that can sustain them. Humans do not work for the sake of working. They do so because it is the most viable way to survive. The day it isn't the most viable way to survive is the day you drive down the road and see that the tarseal has been pulled up and ploughed with crops like the 1600s. In the middle of new york.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@RavySnake
They will be taken away into machine paradise and harvested for their biomass by being presented their wildest dreams.
The Matrix style.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Robots won't only just replace medial labour based jobs, they'll also likely replace basic life aspect which will then require human assistance and this more jobs will be created. For example, a drone that goes shopping for you will eliminate one time consuming task and open up various jobs for people who will need to retrieve goods for the drone and load those goods into it, creating what's probably about 4 jobs per commercial drone terminal. For every terminal a robot must claim as either it's purpose or home, a human must either assist the bot or maintain that terminal.

By replacing medial labour based jobs but also replacing basic apsects of modern living, more jobs for those who are replaced will be created. As natural resources and material goods are produced by robots instead of humans, we will move on to a society where not just is gold standard now physically impossible, but bank standard will be a necessity. This latter part is important because this means we won't be seeing a decrease in jobs; we'll be seeing a decrease in the value of currency.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@BinaryMan
I wouldn't say cheaper, but definitely more efficient, smarter, and more obedient; all of which are vast advantages in my eyes. A robot fully capable of replacing a human in all aspects of life would cost millions to produce a single copy (and the average net worth a a single American citizen in the lower-middle class is about one million). So you're right. Just not on the right spot.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@VisualMaster
They would become mass produced and cheap very quickly. That's how everything new becomes cheap

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Stupidasole
Perhaps during the technological singularity, yes. But that would really be the only circumstance. Mind supposedly that's supposed to come in like a little over 50 years so you're definitely not wrong.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@RavySnake
Where is this money going to come from if people don't have jobs to earn money and spend it? More debt?
That's not how economies work. There would be plenty of wealth still.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Spazyfool
But, from where? The discussion isn't necessarily that we won't be able to work/make money, it moreso how do we make money (albeit it's addressed as the former statement). How would a nation still continue to make money if humans don't make any product anymore, and robots do?

5mileys
5mileys

@Nude_Bikergirl
Money isn't the only paradigm possible for civilisation you moron, everything will be free if every thing costs nothing to make

w8t4u
w8t4u

@5mileys
It costs the maintenancs of machines...
Until we make a repair bot.
But who repairs the repair bot?
Gotta make two repair bots with one repair bot always getting stronger than his twin so he can over repair.

And so the replicators were born.

idontknow
idontknow

@RavySnake
its pretty simple really, move more towards socialism in addition to heavily emphasizing, restructuring, and improving public education. Thats really the only reasonable way I can see of surviving the transition to a true post scarcity world

likme
likme

@RavySnake
basic income
robots take control of growing vegetables
robots take control of self driving trucks to supermarket
robots take control of filling the supermarkt with products
government gives u just enuf money to buy said food
???? only danger for basic income is that if your government cares about rich people

TreeEater
TreeEater

@likme
And laziness...
And heart disease...
The only real way is to make some sort of self contained exercise and simulator holodeck room or pod to keep the humans safe...

Firespawn
Firespawn

@RavySnake
Where is this money going to come from
The fucking 1% will finally have to start paying taxes.

And they will, if they intend to have customers to buy the damn robot-made products.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Nude_Bikergirl
From the machines, by the machines, for the machines.

Spamalot
Spamalot

You kind of answered your own question, if robots can do every job humans do, then we don't need to work do we? People will probably do things out of interest more than necessity. And before you say everyone will sit around and do nothing because there's no incentive, scientists often work for far lower salaries than they could get in the business of financial world out of interest and there are a slew of content creators on the internet who do things for free.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@RavySnake
They'll get turned into cat food.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@RavySnake
They will boycott robot made shit and form a parallel economy, where everything is handcrafted / traditionally made.

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