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The 10 jobs where you're most (and least) likely to be replaced by a robot

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by The Scotsman, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Lagboltz

    Lagboltz Well-Known Member

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    Touch screens will eventually be replaced by cell phone apps which will automatically charge it to your credit card number.
     
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    No doubt. I think apps like that are already available, but I don't have one yet.
     
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    Well my farmer cousin can tell you there's a little more to it than meets the eye.
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure that's true.
    But agriculture is a lot less labor intensive than it used to be, and is getting less and less so all of the time.
     
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    Yup, and it takes skilled labor to maintain the machinery. That means we have less and less need of unskilled immigrant labor.
     
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    or unskilled domestic labor.
     
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    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    ... or any labour?

    https://www.theguardian.com/sustain...d-security-rural-jobs-unemployment-technology

     
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    Will there be welfare?
     
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    Already the case in my country. You can order on your cell phone and this way you are bypassing the line.
     
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    Maybe kids will figure out they should pay attention in school.
     
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    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Learn Chinese?
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Learn anything.
     
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    Don't count on it. Ignorance still has more of the popular vote than does actually making an effort to learn. Anyway, with jobs all automated, what will they do when they graduate?
     
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    Maintain the robots or harvest the onions. Unless there are earners there will be no welfare so it's really not optional.
    Let's not forget we wound up doing something with all that agricultural labor John Deer obsoleted.
    You make new tech and move into it leaving the old tech to whoever cannot.
    That's what made America great.
    Just need to stick to the formula and let's ideas drive, not government playing favorites.
     
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