[ExI] ai and job loss
johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Jan 4 17:32:07 UTC 2017
On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>
We can expect to see more and more of this sort of thing in the immediate
future, and job loss won't be limited just to unskilled workers, it will
effect everyone. The gap between rich and poor is HUGE and it's increasing.
In 2010 the richest 388 people had as much wealth as half of the entire
human race, that's 3.6 Billion people. In 2014 the richest 85 people did.
Last year the richest 62 people did. The improvements in AI that are
certain to come will only accelerate the acceleration of this socially
destabilizing trend unless something pushes back, something like government
action. Donald Trump wants to push for lowering taxes on the rich, getting
rid of the inheritance tax, and eliminating health care for the poor, but
that's pushing in the wrong direction and will only accelerate the
acceleration of the acceleration of the wealth gap. One way or another this
trend will NOT continue, if government action doesn't slow down the
widening of the gap something far far more unpleasant will.
John K Clark
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