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Old 02-01-2015, 12:03 PM
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A decent human + good software > the best software in the world. Technology creates more opportunity than it destroys.
This is how I think it will play out. Certain people will get screwed by changes along the way but overall productivity & job count will increase. I could see wealth disparity increasing a bit as the ability to code becomes more important because not as many people are capable of learning that as opposed to other skills.
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It is estimated that around 50% of the jobs in America will be automated and eliminated over the next 20 years.
Highly dubious speculation and if it came to pass all bets are off, so no use worrying about anyway.
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Automation may eliminate jobs but new ones will be created just as quickly. clearly you need a refresher in real analysis
There is no reason this has to be true, especially in the short term. Transitions can be brutal.

No way 50% of the population will be sitting at home starving. There will be blood in the streets first.

First rule of predicting the future: for fun only. No human has every had more than tiny victories.
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Will they?

How many workers displaced by automation can fill the new jobs created to develop automation? I don't think it's 1:1, probably much less.
Creating new opportunities and filling them are not the same thing. Most people who are displaced by technology will have to put in the effort to learn and grow as professionals.

I agree that it will be less than 1:1, only because people are lazy and dumb.
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Creating new opportunities and filling them are not the same thing. Most people who are displaced by technology will have to put in the effort to learn and grow as professionals.

I agree that it will be less than 1:1, only because people are lazy and dumb.
What if they're just lazy or dumb?
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What if they're just lazy or dumb?
If they're just lazy, they are probably smart.
If they are just dumb, they are probably hard-working.
Thus, they will be fine.
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Never place any trust in people who are both stupid and diligent, for they will only cause trouble. Furthermore, you should entrust those who are clever and lazy with the most important responsibilities because they have the mental clarity and composure to deal with even the most difficult situations.
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Never place any trust in people who are both stupid and diligent, for they will only cause trouble. Furthermore, you should entrust those who are clever and lazy with the most important responsibilities because they have the mental clarity and composure to deal with even the most difficult situations.
I think I've read something like that before.
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I think I've read something like that before.
Oh, that's where I saw it

Quotes from generals of the past impress me pretty frequently. I imagine that back in the day some of the most intelligent people were best put to use commanding legions

I like to imagine how good a warrior I would've been back in the castle ages and sometimes when I see a really big dude I picture him wearing armor and holding a really big sword and I'm like whoooaaaa that's scary. I think I would've been an archer
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I would be Jon snow , I i had to choose.
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