Originally posted by mutatismutandis
Now I know the first argument this will likely raise is "technology will never take away all our jobs, there will always be things only a real person
While this is certainly true, it only holds true for a very small portion of our workforce...all the rest is very rapidly being converted!
That statement is false. The thought is based only upon one system of automation or product. As there are billions of us around the world, there are
billions of systems and automation, with one aim - to advance mankind.
Consider past and present tech of a simple kettle - are you happy with it? Can it be futher improve upon? From a tinpot to today's hi tech self
heating utility - do you think it is the end of the road for that humble tin pot? To do so would be akin to IBM's infamous phrase that there is no way
personal computers can be created. They ate the humble pie in a mere 30 years later, and today, we have computers the size of a palm.
Never underestimate the minds of mankind. The only limits are those we self-impose upon ourselves, or condition by seflish utilitarian societies or
groups hell bent on stopping our progress and destiny.
Think of the humble tin pot. It is just one product. There are billions if not trillions of things around the world that can do with improvements to
better our lives, from the size of a screw to a mamoth space travelling vessel. And that will create jobs of the future, based upon firstly needs by
the masses, upgrade of lifestyle by the middle classes and the luxurious goods as rewards for the conscionably rich.
Economics wise - with more goods produced through tech at all levels and sold - bio to cybernetics, it will translate higher economic growth,with more
money being circulated and printed,enriching all along the way, generating further population growth and further intellectual diversity, with more
teachers, doctors, security,etc being increased, more jobs created to meet increasing population needs, and overtime, our expansion into the vast
Universe, either by fuel or elemental energies to bridge the distances to seed life and mankind ever outward.
Think exponential, not liner, when in the realm of man's fuzzy logic. Science and maths alone can never predict our course, but as long as we remain
responsible with our creations, to advance mankind and not to destroy it.
edit on 13-5-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason