[ExI] most common jobs

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 00:00:06 UTC 2015

On 9 February 2015 at 10:40, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 February 2015 at 22:31, spike wrote:
>> What happens when robo-trucks start to take over the job of truck driver?
> That question is beginning to get more attention.
> What will the developed countries do with all the low skilled people?
> Soon they won't even be required to fight in wars.
> The robots *are* coming for their jobs.
> I can see the 0.1% rich living in gated estates and on tropical
> islands while there are cities of people living near subsistence
> level. The guard robots will protect the rich. And the rich may feel
> that paying a small tax (as a proportion of their huge income) to
> support the rest of the population is a justified expense. (To keep
> the people quiet).
> If entertainment, drugs and social activities are available with
> sufficient basic income to live on, the people probably could be
> mostly happy with that deal. And the poor cities can run their own
> basic services like police, hospitals, etc. to provide minimal
> services.
> Might turn out OK.
> BillK

High levels of automation and unemployment do not seem to be
correlated at all as far as I can tell.

Stathis Papaioannou

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