Is automation a danger to middle class people ? should it be worried ? should...

Techpill
Techpill

is automation a danger to middle class people ? should it be worried ? should it be regulated ?

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

no

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

why ?

won't it kill jobs ?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

will kill mexicans jobs. You still need smart people to keep check and run those robots

FastChef
FastChef

should it be regulated ?
Good luck with that Bernie. You could add it to the speculator tax bill it might actually pass when Trump pisses everyone off

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Automation is preferable to outsourcing. Even in plants that are heavily automated employees are still going to be needed for maintenance, QA/QC, logistics, records keeping, regulatory and security.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Yeah, and then more mexicans will go to college and cause even more competition for degree jobs. I swear, robots might be a bigger threat to society than the aids virus.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Automation is a service to humanity.

whereismyname
whereismyname

You still need smart people to keep check and run those robots

What if robots get smarter to run themselves with no human input?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

educated mexicans are a threat to society
/pol/

happy_sad
happy_sad

What? You think there wont be more competition and saturated degree market?
Dont worry user, im sure the SELF AUTOMATED robots will require a whole big team of people to maintain :D
Kys

hairygrape
hairygrape

Nope, automation is only a threat to the scum sucking lower class without any other means of income other than being a literal worker drone. Wtf do drones do with their money immediately? Spend it on garbage that won't increase their income, that's why they're drones.

TechHater
TechHater

A.I. and automation will just make things easier, there will be Universal Basic Income.
dont worry subhumans, i'll turn earth into heaven

cum2soon
cum2soon

this

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

god i hate you instrumentality fags

takes2long
takes2long

Or company owners will get rich af
Lobby against expensive ubi type taxes I dunno just an idea

Like accounting plebs. Accounting bores me they're all ugly Asians anyway lol

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

it is not a danger to the current generation
there is some danger for truck drivers in about 10-15 years

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Competition is the basis of progress, user.

We shouldn't hold back humanity for the sake of the less capable.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

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.

Playboyize
Playboyize

humans are shit at multitasking compared to computers

Techpill
Techpill

Seeing as how 90% of all the jobs are service industry, no.

Methshot
Methshot

growing at an exponential rate.
We aren't growing at an exponential rate though. The rate is actually declining over time.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

literally all wealth comes from labor
laborers are scum lol
thanks for your input you semi-literate inbred white male

Skullbone
Skullbone

machines doing all our work should be a great thing. only with a retarded, nonsensical system like capitalism could it be a disaster

Emberburn
Emberburn

Robot sexbots when?

takes2long
takes2long

It kills shitty jobs and forces better education, if more people get educated the human race will evolve faster and likely create jobs never seen before

Short term: yes
Long term: absolutely not

takes2long
takes2long

likely create jobs never seen before
Why do commies and utopians assume that this will never happen? It's not like most of the jobs we have today could have ever been imagined for most of history.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

If those Mexicans are replacing you, it means that you're simply not competent enough or simply not worth the pay. It's survival of the fittest. Don't expect to be privileged just because you're born in a first world country.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Freelance translator here. Can confirm.

Google Translate is literally killing my job. It has gotten so good for European languages that basically it eliminated all basic-level translation jobs.

And now it's starting to work well with Korean and Japanese too.

My job will disappear in 10 years (and that is a long take).

Firespawn
Firespawn

What's your plan to get money once your job is fully replaced?

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

I am looking into freelance writing gigs since it will still take machines a lot of time to actually "create" something.

But as you can expect freelance writing is SATURATED with desperate English majors (other liberal arts majors as well). The competition is fierce, jobs are scarce, and people are willing to kill their rates to secure jobs.

Translation has been much better. You could work with actual dignity so far then Google happened.

I am also considering learning to cook or go to law school.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

how old are you?

MPmaster
MPmaster

Freelance writing is such worthless trash on the internet, it would probably be better to study philosophy or actually learn about an in depth subject and write about that rather than bullshit artists like most writers seem to be.

I have written bs travel articles on mturk for these. Travel sites and you can tell when an article has been written by someone trying to churn out bs

cum2soon
cum2soon

You won't make real money like that. Why don't you study engineering or other productive subjects instead of law or cooking? That or you can skip learning formally and try to do business in a niche yourself.

iluvmen
iluvmen

middle class isn't a permanent condition, automation or no.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

is automation a danger to middle class people?

More spare time.

should it be worried ?

Change is unpredictable, but so is tomorrow.

should it be regulated ?

Let the market regulate it. If the outcome is not beneficial for most of the people, they are going to vote another Trump.

Actually not. Most people would play video games, watch porn and do drugs in their spare time.
We need to find something only humans can do.

Booteefool
Booteefool

no and no, idiot.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I'm glad my job requires a personal touch and will never be replaced. Technically card dealers have already already been replaced thousands of times over in all sorts of electronic ways, but playing with a computer can never hold up to the charm of playing against an actual human being.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

1. automation isn't as disastrous as outsourcing
2. literally every job is under threat of automation

How many McDonalds places have you walked into now where you order through a machine instead of at the counter?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

automation isn't as disastrous as outsourcing
people on Veeky Forums still don't understand comparative advantage

literally every job is under threat of automation
people on Veeky Forums still don't understand why human interaction is still important when doing business

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

I work as a paralegal and we take work off trainee lawyers, there's already software available that will take lots of work off paralegals so yes, we're all fucked

Flameblow
Flameblow

How many McDonalds places have you walked into now where you order through a machine instead of at the counter?
Literally none, and the very fact that humans can be cheaper than machines I think speaks for itself on how humans can be useful for work in the future.

Booteefool
Booteefool

Then we have reached some sort of epoch.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Easy jobs are in danger.
Currently doing a project to automate a loading arm that supplies oil tankers.
We're in the early stages, but I'm confident my project team can make an almost fully-automatic vision based system.
The operator only has to push a button.

cum2soon
cum2soon

The only thing left is CREATIVITY

It will still take machines a lot of time to imitate creativity.

Accountants are done for.
Consultants are okay for a while.

The difference? Creativity.

Methnerd
Methnerd

ABOLISH CENTRAL BANKS AND NONE OF THIS SHIT IS A PROBLEM YOU FUCKING RETARDS

ALLOW PRICES TO COME DOWN

HOLY FUCK IT'S NOT THAT HARD

WHY IS EVERYONE SO FUCKING STUPID?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Because you need a capitalism for that. Creating something new and original is rare in socialism

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Is that a fact?

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