MY JOB CAN'T BE AUTOMATED

Flameblow
Flameblow

investopedia.com/articles/taxes/021117/hr-block-gets-ibms-watson-your-taxes-hrb-ibm.asp

THIS IS JUST THE FUCKING BEGINNING

YOU KEKOLDS BETTER GET READY FOR THE AUTOMATION REVOLUTION

BECAUSE IF YOU AREN'T A CAPITAL OWNER

YOU ARE LITERALLY FUCKED

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investopedia.com/articles/taxes/021117/hr-block-gets-ibms-watson-your-taxes-hrb-ibm.asp
census.gov/hhes/families/files/ASA2010_Kreider_Elliott.pdf)
research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/LFWA64TTUSM647S#).

w8t4u
w8t4u

t. NEET

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

"Watch out guys, this Agricultural Revolution is gonna put everyone but the feudal lords out of business, you'll see."

"Okay, I was wrong before, but this Industrial Revolution is the real deal, you'll see. Just wait until all the guilds and craftsman are out of business and we'll see how much you like your "capitalism" then."

Stop with this shortsighted idiocy.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Agricultural workers were helped by the plague causing a scarcity of labour and the industrial Revolution did put vast numbers of people involved in cottage industries out of work, what's your point senpai?

Methshot
Methshot

if it hasn't happened before IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN

Look. One of us is right, and within 5 years we'll find out who. Pro tip: it's me because you don't even begin to understand how businesses work. I don't know why you don't know, because it's really simple (all that matters is profit), but here we are.

We're already at the highest level of unemployment since we started keeping accurate records, back in 1975. In all likelihood, this is the highest it's been since the great depression. Just under HALF of all working age adults in the US, right now, do not have jobs. Real unemployment (so, including the entire population) is at over 33%.

I hope, I really really hope, that you are making preparations for when you get replaced by a machine or a simple computer script. The only guaranteed safe haven is capital ownership.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

what if we gave workers the capital?
socialism btfo

Lunatick
Lunatick

Just under HALF of all working age adults in the US, right now, do not have jobs
nice alternative facts

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

They exagerate how many people are employed. They don't even count you anymore when you drop out of the workforce or unemployment line.

The true number is probably pretty scary which is why they don't want people to know it. They don't want riots.

Booteefool
Booteefool

They laughed at me when I became an artist
But robots will never be able to art like a human

MPmaster
MPmaster

That only accounts for those still on unemployment benefits. Theres literally no way to measure people once they are off the grid entirely.

idontknow
idontknow

Theres literally no way to measure people once they are off the grid entirely.
Then how do you know real umemployment is at over 33%? :^)

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

How do you know it isn't?

I get my information from what i see on the street. The number of homeless is on the rise everywhere.

Nojokur
Nojokur

How do you know it isn't?
You made the argument the data is wrong in the first place.
And because the number of homeless is subjectively increasing, 33% of the population are without work?

StonedTime
StonedTime

Okay ignore the other retard. His heart's in the right place but his head is on backwards.

I really need to make this into a copypasta. Anyway. I gathered data from the BLS, the St. Louis branch of the Fed, and the US Census.

I collected data for every year since 1975; that's when the BLS first started tracking "non-participation", which is nothing more than unemployment lasting longer than X months. This limit has gotten shorter continuously since the early 2000s btw, which officially means fewer and fewer people are officially "unemployed", despite still not having jobs.

Starting in 1975, I got general population, stay-at-home mother population (census.gov/hhes/families/files/ASA2010_Kreider_Elliott.pdf) from the US census estimations. Non-participatory and unemployed population from the BLS. Working age population (ages 18-65 if I remember right) from the St Louis Fed (research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/LFWA64TTUSM647S#). That data only starts in '77 so I had to extrapolate the first two years, it's a non-issue.

I gathered this into one spreadsheet to examine the US population, working age population, unemployed PLUS "non-participatory" individuals, the stay at home mother population (because they account for a few percentage points). From this yearly data, 1975 to 2015, I extracted the overall percentage out of work (ie _real_ unemployment) not including stay at home mothers, and the percentage of working age adults currently out of work.

Pic related is the real unemployment rate over the last 40 years. As you can see it has never been this high, at least since we started collecting data, and likely since the Great Depression. I misremembered above; real unemployment as of 2015 is at just under 32%. Keep in mind, many of those "newly employed" individuals are working minimum wage or near-minimum wage.

They say "things are getting better!" because they're changing the definition of what's good.

Inmate
Inmate

Here are the figures when it comes to how many working-age people are unemployed. Over 47% of every adult in the US, right now, doesn't have a job. It hasn't been this high, ever.

So many people think nothing is wrong. They think "unemployment's at the lowest it's been in years!" and think everything is just gravy. They think increases in worker efficiency, outsourcing, machine assistance and automation aren't affecting anyone. If they're a bit more informed and aware of automation, they may even think that what *they* do is safe, because no machine could *possibly* do what I do. And that could be right; a machine may indeed not be able to do everything they do.

But it might be able to do part of it. A machine, or improved a process, or a program, might be able to cut down the amount of human labor needed to finish a task. Maybe your accounting firm goes from needing 200 juniors to only 60. Maybe the law firms in your area go from needing 1200 paralegals, down to 100. Maybe with a program like Watson, a hospital only needs 4 GPs instead of 40.

Don't get me wrong! Those jobs will still exist. But the number of available positions isn't going to be enough for all those junior lawyers who just got laid off, or tax preparers, or doctors.

And that's just with assistive technologies; machines helping humans. That's to saying nothing about full automation. Uber, Google, and Tesla all have cars that can drive themselves, right now, today, with no human input. Three MASSIVE companies have technology that can wipe out 5 MILLION jobs, right now. And this isn't outsourcing. It's not "oh well the jobs are in Mexico now!". The jobs aren't anywhere. They're fucking gone. Forever. Automated kiosks in fast food? Millions of jobs. Not "gone away for a while." Gone away forever.

Right now we are going over the edge of a cliff. We are not prepared, we aren't even trying to be prepared, and if we do nothing, you will experience an upheaval that will make Syria look tame.

SniperGod
SniperGod

That info graph
"In socialism and communism the means of production are controlled by the workers"
Doesn't mention the stock market or stock options

lol wut

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

won't need speculation. that is a product of capitalism.

FastChef
FastChef

Taxes should be pretty much automatic anyway. There's a reason it's so profitable it's easy as shit to do for 99% of clients

askme
askme

that's marxist propaganda

DeathDog
DeathDog

Who /comfyneet/ here?

I just trade meme stocks in mummy's basement, not worried about this automation meme at all

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

t. NEET
what does this fucking t. mean?
ive been seing on this site for nearly a year now and I think it mean citation?

Methshot
Methshot

Yeah. I'm implying that OP isn't making short-term financial gains because he fears what will happen in the long-run.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Lurk moar

likme
likme

be writer
wageslave during day in food/hospitality and live on untaxed tips
everyone laughs at me
soon everyone will be unemployed
demand for escapism literature rises
???

I can write a novel in less than two months. Faster if I actually try. Sounds good for me. I'm already an underemployed loser. The best thing possible is for all the normies to lose their 50k/year do-nothing jobs and be in the boat with me. I will collect all the welfare bux with dollar a pop shit-lit.

King_Martha
King_Martha

Nah, humans will always be valuable for work, we're a machine that can multitask, learn, think outside the box, and handle almost any tool. We have already augmented ourselves and will continue to do so more in the future. If you're telling me that even in a post automation society humans are going be make us obsolete then I think you vastly underestimate our usefulness.

Not to mention there will be tens of billions of us, growing at an exponential rate. We're going to come pretty cheap with so many of us around.

Soft_member
Soft_member

lets pay H&R Block to do taxes
no need, you can get enough automated help thru a few online companies already for free.

FastChef
FastChef

Time to start learning how to survive in wildlife, gotta be ready for industrial revolution

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Implying there isnt going to be basic income
I will have a cabin and free monkey every month and wont have to work a single day in my life

massdebater
massdebater

Nah, humans will always be valuable for work
We're going to come pretty cheap with so many of us around

... what? Those directly contradict each other.

Nojokur
Nojokur

tfw central government policy writer so cannot be automated unless AI surpasses humanity

Feels good.

SniperGod
SniperGod

Newfag

TechHater
TechHater

Implying your useless ass wont be left4dead.
Implying the big boys will see use in keeping you alive.

T. Delusional commie

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

The IRS could already easily do most of the automation themselves.

When I filed online, H&R Block was able to automatically pull my income, taxes withheld, etc. Why can't the IRS do this and allow us to file directly like other countries do?

Spamalot
Spamalot

This is why I come to Veeky Forums. You won't find information like this anywhere, save some academic journal or university library. Definitely not in the mainstream media.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I think it stands for testimonial.

It least some of us deduced this in another thread on another board. I've not heard any other logical explanations for what it stands for from anyone else.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

signed, NEET

RavySnake
RavySnake

But that was true. Now the biggest producers, agricultural and husbandry, are corporations like Monsanto.

JunkTop
JunkTop

IBM Watson is something more than a computer in a basement

Biggest fuckin kek of all times. That thing is as useless as it's stupid af Seriously, this so called "cognitive solution " is the worst, it can't do shit so don't worry about it, nothing will change in the industries it's in in the next ~10 years They're potentially feeding him data and all but the algorithm itself is not something that can actually handle it, let alone make decisions about something

Source: I work at IBM

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

To be fair, it might not be use so much as fear, as having even a few million people riot would topple entire goverments. There could be billions of very upset people in coming decades.

You have to keep the plebs docile.

idontknow
idontknow

Tax companies lobby to keep it complicated otherwise they would go out of business.

TreeEater
TreeEater

it's from finns at krautchans /int/ board
t.
meme-expert

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

Cheap like fast food.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

my job can't be automated

But it can be outsourced.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Can't automate finance m8. No matter how hard you try. The market is so unpredictable that people will be looking to "experts" and computers can never be "experts". Accounting is different, that's the past, finance is the future

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Almost everything can be outsourced

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

lol. cuck btfo'd

Lunatick
Lunatick

camwhores replaced by virtual reality sex bots; forcing women to be less cum guzzling slut bags
no more sucking up to cold hearted bitches once we can replicate human intelligence on a microchip
Future looks great!

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

Why doesn't everyone worried about automation put 100% of their money into automation ETFs.

w8t4u
w8t4u

automation ETF
A what?

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