posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:58 AM
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
How do you distribute the food? Trucks...rail lines?
If by truck, the truck driver has a job. The mechanic and maintainance guy has a job. The router/ scheduler has a job. The loaders have a job. The
forklift guy has a job. The mechanic for the forklifts has a job. The pallet makers to load stuff on, has a job. the shipper for the pallets has a
job. The guy that makes the boxes for shipping and storage has a job. The distibutor for the boxes has a job.
Yes, as long as things are made and shipped and consumed...there will be jobs. You may not like them, but there will be jobs.
So then what this indicates to me is that we may be approaching a transitional period between the human-labor of the past, and the massive automation
of the future. As you say, certain jobs still must be done by humans, but many are automated and that automation produces the same product without
the need for human labor.
Any way you look at it, automation pushes us towards socialism and/or communism.
Perhaps the average citizen may not HAVE to work, but live at some base standard of living, their needs covered by and large through automation. And
those who want to have a better life can do the jobs that still exist.
Isn't that SORT OF what we have now, though, with welfare? If you really think about it, it kind of is.
Anyway, we could sit around all day and postulate about capitalism vs. socialism and the role of automation in the economy of the future, but what we
think doesn't matter. What matters is that corporations control everything and corporations demand that you and I will continue to be slaves, so
that the elite can have the maximum amount of everything.