[ExI] dead weight

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed May 15 14:12:57 UTC 2019

it is only a matter of time before a machine can do your job, whatever it
is, better than you can. john clark

This assumes that AIs will become as creative and original as people.  It
will take that to be a good teacher at an advanced level.  Yes, presenting
facts is easy.  But thinking outside the box (excuse the trite cliche') is
what separates good teachers from superior ones.  And as for grading essay
tests, well.......far in the future.

But if you are right then there are no jobs for anyone.

bill w

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 8:39 AM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM William Flynn Wallace <
> foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So should we keep immigrants out now because they are going to be dead
>> weight later?
>  All of us, not just illegal immigrants and farm laborers, will become
> "dead weight" because it is only a matter of time before a machine can do
> your job, whatever it is, better than you can.
>> > Another issue:  98 countries according to Google have birth rates
>> below replacement.  Result:  fewer people working to support the retired
>> and to pay off debts.
> I submit that the insufficiency of wealth creation will not be a problem
> in the future because people will not be the only thing that can create
> wealth and pay off debts. Even today the world has never had more wealth,
> the problem is thatnever in the history of the world has that wealth been
> more unequally distributed. The richest 8 people in the world have more
> wealth than the entire poorest half of the entire human race, that's 3.8
> billion people. Think of it, 8 people versus 3.8 *BILLION*. I just don't
> see how anyone can look at that statistic and not see trouble coming unless
> something radical changes mighty damn fast. And Trump's additional tax
> breaks for the wealthy is not the sort of change I'm talking about.
> John K Clark
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