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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. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    If the earners are the robots, the robots won't spend any of it. If one person can maintain 100 robots that do the work of 100 workers, where will the remaining 99 work?

    The government may have to step in and become the employer of last resort for those 99. They can start doing the jobs that need doing, but don't provide a profit, jobs like maintaining infrastructure, clearing brush on public lands, cleaning up public places, there is lot to do. Bring back the WPA and put Americans to work. Finance it by the productivity of the automated workplaces.
     
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    So you are either taking about government running business for government benefit...or confiscating the profits from the people who ponied up the money for the automated system in the first place...it is the market place that provides for peopled gives them an opportunity to move up...all government does is create generational dependence.
     
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    Think bigger.
    Your assumption is that there is nothing for people to do as opposed to thinking that now people will be freed to do better things. It's not a zero sum game.
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I think people need to have something to do. Look at the results of people being on government assistance, and not working for their own support: gangs, shootings, vandalism, rioting, you name it. No, humans are not like cats, willing to sleep all day as long as someone is feeding them. We need to have a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

    I'd favor employment over welfare, and people who work for a living having more than people who don't.
     
  5. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    :)....I assume you don't have teenage kids....???
     
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    LOL! Well, cats and teenagers do spend a lot of time sleeping.
     
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    I work in a central pharmacy that fills 40,000 scripts every day. It has a ton of automation including 14 robots.
    In a prior job we had identical cannisters with pharmaceuticals dispensed by hand. Today the same cannisters are robotically dispensed.
    As automation has increased the types of problems created have changed. Now we have BOTH software and hardware issues.
    The robots can dispense an order in 3 seconds less than a human. But does the massive dollar investment really pay off in the bottom line?
    Robots are fine but they create ancillary problems that require human intervention.
     
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    Yup. Just hecause a thing is possible doesn't mean it makes sense.
     
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