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originally posted by: sine.nomine
Not every job can be replaced by robots, and the jobs that are replaced will ultimately create new jobs in one way or another. A robot workforce would require entire crews of maintenance workers and technicians. Cyber security would also be a big issue. Imagine if hackers could just go in and halt entire industries because plants could be shutdown with a few lines of code.
I guess it's a good time to have that electronics degree. I'm sure programming will also be an extremely important field in the near future, along with engineering and network technology. At the end of the day, robots won't be able to troubleshoot and repair themselves. Especially with how fast technology grows and evolves. And with evolving technology comes evolving security threats and malicious programs.
Hopefully when everything is automated I will have learned how to exploit it for free goods and services..
originally posted by: VimanaExplorer
This is why I didn't buy Trump's job creation myth. When the minimum wage is increased to $15, companies like Wendy's is planning to install automated order taking system than paying the increased wages. If these companies have one bad quarter, their stock prices will start falling like dominos.
I think Trump knows this as well, thats why Trump is going old tech with building of wall, that will be the biggest job creator.
originally posted by: SolAquarius
a reply to: sine.nomine
If you watched the video I recall that it went over how there are programs to write programs.
I Imagine machines will be capable of fixing machines.
Any human technicians will have to be very specialized.
The CEO of United Technologies just let slip an unintended consequence of the Trump-Carrier jobs deal
…….Yes, low-skilled jobs are being lost to other countries, but they're also being lost to technology.
Everyone from liberal, Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman to Republican Sen. Ben Sasse has noted that technological developments are a bigger threat to American workers than trade. Viktor Shvets, a strategist at Macquarie, has called it the "third industrial revolution."
A report put out in February 2016 by Citibank in partnership with the University of Oxford predicted that 47% of US jobs are at risk of automation. In the UK, 35% are. In China, it's a whopping 77% — while across the OECD it's an average of 57%.
…And three of the world's 10 largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots.
…Automation will, "in turn will accelerate the already widening economic inequality around the world," Hawking wrote. "The internet and the platforms that it makes possible allow very small groups of individuals to make enormous profits while employing very few people. This is inevitable, it is progress, but it is also socially destructive."
don't speak to soon I found a social justice software bot that generates random tweats every hour on topics like mansplaning wage gap ect. I'm sure that weird rabbit hole could go deeper. socialjusticebot
originally posted by: DomTullipso
a reply to: SolAquarius
Robots will never be able to replace people with degrees is social justice and gender studies.