[ExI] ai and job loss

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 19:50:44 UTC 2017

On 7 January 2017 at 19:29, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> That's a lot more mundane.  The main problem is political: bandits,
> too many with the backing (unofficial or official) of the local
> government, steal food or other resources meant for the poor and sell
> it for their own gain.  (Some of these bandits call themselves
> soldiers.  It doesn't change the fundamental pattern.)  The rural poor
> could fend for themselves if left alone to do so.
> There are smaller parts of poverty this wouldn't help, such as the
> urban poor who grew up on welfare, never learning what work is, or the
> few mentally unable to participate in reality let alone society, for
> whom psychotherapy and asylums were invented.

The trend is going to make most of the population into urban poor,
growing up on welfare with no work ethic. Because there won't be any
employment for most humans.

If the robot production systems are going to provide the basics for
the population, there might be some jobs available to fight the
'bandits', though robot police might even be able to do most of that

One suggestion is to pay people to get educated. Though that may be
only temporary until AI supercedes humanity. What are people going to
do with their lives?


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