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Old 02-01-2015, 06:45 PM
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Everyone concerned with the effects of automation should read the book "The Second Machine Age".

In it they tell the story of deep blue, the computer that was unbeatable by any human.

So for many years no human could straight up beat the computer program. Until somebody decided to pair a good chess player with a mediocre computer. The combination easily beat the best computer simulation. Kind of a random story, but my point is that automation and computers open up a new realm of possibility for those who can wield them.

A decent human + good software > the best software in the world. Technology creates more opportunity than it destroys.
It creates opportunities for those who are highly skilled. The average Joe will be relegated to the sidelines.
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I'd be that weird crippled kid who controls animals. I sense good things in his future.
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It creates opportunities for those who are highly skilled. The average Joe will be relegated to the sidelines.
I don't know why I see journalists treating the threat of automation as some kind of new phenomenon, It's always been there throughout history and those who are at the forefront of automation are the ones who reap the benefits, Nothing has changed in that regard.
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I don't know why I see journalists treating the threat of automation as some kind of new phenomenon, It's always been there throughout history and those who are at the forefront of automation are the ones who reap the benefits, Nothing has changed in that regard.
" Now reporting, Abednadir."
" Thanks John. In today's news report we are observing the world unfold in a predictable manner. Dating from the time of antiquity most people are plebeians while the intellectuals who hold power reap the rewards by using dumb lazy people who are basically drones. Including most of you watching this news broadcast."
" Thanks Abed. In other news, suicide rates have tripled..."
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Modern agriculture put hunters out of business. Guns put swordsmen out of business. The printing press put scribes out of business. Automobiles put horse carriage manufacturers out of business. People need to pay attention on what's going on in the market.
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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.
Was this estimate produced in the year 1900? Or 1920? 1950, 1970, 1990?
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Modern agriculture put hunters out of business. Guns put swordsmen out of business. The printing press put scribes out of business. Automobiles put horse carriage manufacturers out of business. People need to pay attention on what's going on in the market.
So once our robotic overlords take over, what will the unskilled plebs be left doing? Maybe we'll become communist and everyone will be fed even if they aren't useful. It's either that or we see cities that were once thriving become ghettos with a giant walled community in the middle with the rich people while all of the actuaries and engineers on the outside plot their attacks to get their spoils.

Oh, that's it! In the year 2100 the top occupation won't be "actuary" it'll be "criminal mastermind"
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