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originally posted by: fractal5
a reply to: Vasa Croe
The one and only secure job is computer programmer. Yet I don't fear for our future at all because the less jobs that are needed due to automation, firstly the cheaper growing your own food will be via robotics, and secondly the more money is available for charity. Of course all of this positive future depends entirely on a reduction in rampant immorality and corruption of society. We must stop people from taking other people's property including both money and land without their permission, or our future is bleak.
originally posted by: hunamongyou
a reply to: Vasa Croe
What percentage of McDonalds' customers are part of the .01%? Very close to zero, I'd venture. So McDonalds workers are likely part of their customer base. All businesses rely on customer spending to remain viable. As the tax base continues to drop from workers becoming unemployed, government will not have the funds to support all the unemployed workers. The unemployed will not have funds to spend with the businesses any longer. The businesses will begin to feel the pinch of fewer customers and lower profits. Even if the population were drastically lowered to eliminate the unemployed, businesses would have less customers and lots of businesses would become superfluous. There's only so far this paradigm can go before there's only 10,000 surviving humans living in caves again because society would likely break down. The .01% do not intend to pay the 99% to be worthless eaters. But they'll never be able to control the monster they will unleash in an attempt to eliminate the masses.
originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: eluryh22
Our son is 5 years old though. I can not express how worried I am for his generation. What will the world look like? What careers will be there?
I agree, I have been reading many college kids finish college with a degree and cannot find a job, many are moving back home to live with their parents. Meanwhile the parents are working after retirement to pay bills for their adult children.
Many of the kids who graduated college with good degrees are now in competition with grads from overseas who come into our country and are willing to work for half the salaries for the same jobs. It's sickening if you ask me.
it may not be a job that you like or went to school for but they are there.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Aazadan
I couldn't see it costing more than say a top of the line tablet with some plastic shrouds. If the programming is as easy as you say the hardware required to run it shouldn't be expensive in the grand scheme of things.
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
Next up...McDonald's way of telling $15/hr min wage strikers to eat a [SNIP]
A friend of mine just took and posted these on FB from a McD's in TN.
I have to laugh at the irony. While the workers were striking the big corporate food chains were out smarting them. Now what? Sure those $15/hr food jobs will still be there, but not many....
I will be interested to see how many of these go in and how many chains pick it up. Pretty brilliant if you ask me. Likely going to cause a lot of pain for the current, or soon to be not current work force in the industry.
At least if you get your order wrong, now you'll only have yourself to blame!
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originally posted by: dreamingawake
Are people ever going to boycott McDonalds? Go elsewhere for fast food, plus it's probably cheaper to boot. Now is a time more than ever.
originally posted by: Darkmadness
a reply to: schuyler
You mean they literally won't be able to find a job.
Small minded are we?