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Automation is a bad thing. Puts people out of work and the only people that benefits are the mega corporations that see thier profit margin grow more as they can just fire them and rely on automated robotics to improve thier million dollar pay packets. Result? Rich get richer, middle class and poor get saddled

With an ever shrinking amount of jobs due to automation and more people out of work id say it needs to be kept in check or provide safety nets for those displaced. It will all blow up one day if left unchecked.

Yet to enter the workforce so im pretty worried about this. Im in the automotive path so i dont know how it will affect mem
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Automation is a bad thing. Puts people out of work and the only people that benefits are the mega corporations that see thier profit margin grow more as they can just fire them and rely on automated robotics to improve thier million dollar pay packets. Result? Rich get richer, middle class and poor get saddled

Ever heard of the tractor? That thing that essentially feeds billions on the planet.
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You can bet that other companies will follow a similar model, like call centres and companies that provide tech support jobs. Infact, i predict that 50% of the current jobs won't exist in the next 20 years.

Source
Watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

EDIT: Personally after watching it, I'm not sure what to think of society anymore. Does society even exist? Was it always a temporary model?
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Ever heard of the tractor? That thing that essentially feeds billions on the planet.
This. The move to automation isn't much different from the move to industrial machinery. Society had to adjust to the changing workforce and economy then, and it will have to change again for automation. It probably won't be an easy or pleasant adjustment, but it's something that needs to be done to continue progressing. I'm thinking laws, education, wages, career choice, and other factors will be adjusted to compensate.
 
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Automation opens up opportunities for people to put their minds and skill towards something useful.

No one wants to spend their life doing things that could be easily automated.
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post #36 of 93
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Ever heard of the tractor? That thing that essentially feeds billions on the planet.

And how is that related to the people that lost thier jobs?

Automation is a bad thing. It only benefits mega corps who dont give a toss about where's the next meal coming for those who got culled. They only care about thier bottom line- profit. And by automating things they can save on a whole lotta bread.

There should be safety nets for those who get cut. I stand by my previous post.
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This is part of the reason I am happy to be a Database Administrator; we find errors in databases that computers (short of self-aware artificial intelligence) will never be able to do.

It's great for job security. thumb.gif

Hold on. In the next 10-15 years, self learning automated systems will take place which allows databases to self learn usage and improve usability on its own.
IBM are working on it for several years now and I attended a web conference where they explained how it is done and what they plan for the future.

The ones I see most to secure their jobs are network engineers, and system engineers, since servers will always go "poof" and network hardware improves (and fails).
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Hold on. In the next 10-15 years, self learning automated systems will take place which allows databases to self learn usage and improve usability on its own.
IBM are working on it for several years now and I attended a web conference where they explained how it is done and what they plan for the future.

The ones I see most to secure their jobs are network engineers, and system engineers, since servers will always go "poof" and network hardware improves (and fails).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xcmh1LQB9I

https://www.ibm.com/watson/
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Automation opens up opportunities for people to put their minds and skill towards something useful.

No one wants to spend their life doing things that could be easily automated.

True.
But many people are also not learning something useful. Hence we have servers, shop sellers, etc.
While social skills are needed there, it is not a big enough skill in a modern world where half the people are interacting over faceless media.
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Automation opens up opportunities for people to put their minds and skill towards something useful.

No one wants to spend their life doing things that could be easily automated.

How does it open up new opportunities when robots are gradually replacing almost everything in various fields?

For those employed, jobs will be under threat in a place where jobs are already scarce.
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