[ExI] Is unemployment the future?
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 17:01:01 UTC 2009
2009/11/3 Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org>:
> Well, we're seeing where such views have taken us. And it sure ain't pretty.
> Worse, it creates static, brittle societies which are unable to deal
> with change. Coming just at the time where the need for adaptation and
> change is highest, as we're running into limits of resources without
> having achieved escape velocity yet.
> That is a recipe for failure, not survival. At least, for established
> old, I'm hoping the emerging new ones will do better, by necessity alone.
Well said. We are not really on a different page on all that.
What I challenged is the idea that technological development creates
unemployment. I rather suspect that the same mechanisms that create
unemployment slow down technological development as well, if anything.
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