If 80 million US jobs are destroyed by automation then they will all starve
Now you're catching on.
There is an advantage in how this will play out towards the 1%. This erosion of employment and the gradual thinning of the middle class is really to their benefit. If it happened all at once then there would be more of an outcry.
As long as there are even a few crumbs falling off the table, the millions will fight over them while those sitting at the table get fatter by the day.
When this happens, and it will, the number one social concern will be to figure out how hard work can still be incented. Without hard work, humans become listless and unhappy.
I think they've figured out quite well how to keep people occupied.
What is it that lots of people, and a lot of younger people especially like to do a lot, and for long periods of time, and if they could, they would be doing it all the time?
Just wait until truly immersive VR gaming takes off.
Jobs? Career? Family? Life Goals?
Who needs any of those when there are no jobs, people "live" on a small stipend, and rarely leave their video game pod.
That is the future.
Today's fundamental problems are, remarkably, almost exactly the same as they have been for recorded history.
Wrong. Please try and keep up.
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