It's sad to say but too many still have a lot to loose at this point.
Here's the problem . . . . these CEOs who are so in love with A.I./ Robotics are slowly putting themselves out of business.
Once you've eliminated all the workers, and nobody has a job any more (no job = no money), who exactly is going to buy your company's products? Have you considered what happens when 90% of your customers no longer have any money?
No, CEOs have not considered and probably won't see it until it hits them hard.
Look at it this way. The first companies to automate will see their profit margins increase because the remaining sectors continue to employ people where most of the profits are coming from since the workers at that company probably don't purchase much of the products they sell. Or the small amount they purchase is offset by the cost savings. So it will look positive on paper for these companies while many end up on the unemployment line. It will send a signal to shareholders and CEOs that this is a good thing pushing to expand this practice. As it expands into others areas replacing jobs faster than new (human) jobs can be created you'll see the unemployment numbers shoot up and then the profits start going down. It will probably go unexplained at first as the robotic replacement continues as a cost saving measure before someone making the correlation that all these lost jobs have destroyed the consumer's ability to buy anything is heard in the media and governments. I say heard because we are discussing it now as we will for years to come to come and won't be heard or simply waved off as unfounded worries.
And if you think Universal Basic Income is the answer, where do think that money is going to come from? From the businesses and the wealthy? The same people who do everything they can to hide their money and avoid paying taxes? Good luck with that.
I don't believe a basic income will be the solution and don't believe anyone currently has the answer but I do believe that ultimately all this will be a good thing as it will cause a demand by all to rethink how everything is done but not before we hit a 20s style depression if not worse.
FTFY, you black bastard.
Very mature dude. I know it's
The amount of "pollution" cause by viewing a PDF is negligible. It is orders of magnitude less than the environmental cost of printing the same document on paper.
If you don't know, then you're an idiot.
Excuse me but I don't recall calling anyone names. Keep your insults to yourself buddy.
As I said before, it's not just about the electric consumption. It's about how some places using coal to create the electricity also destroy the local environment so now you not only pollute the skies but destroy the forests too so you loose your trees as well.
So ya, I do know.
The only thing that is pointless here is the unending desire to kill trees for no valid reason.
You have no idea how many times I watch office workers print something only to scan it back to a digital format again.
And yet we see endless people who print out from those same digital copies.
As for killing trees, well unless you live a place where the energy is from a renewable source such as hydro. Well you're trading killing trees to burning coal which pollutes the atmosphere and the mining of coal destroys the forest to a point those same trees cannot grow back because the soil is contaminated with the coal (looking at you North Carolina). So what's worse?
It's not from a want to use my digital wallet. In all aspects, it's far superior to the chip and pin system that the credit card companies want us to use. Those things are terrible and the deployment in the US is atrocious. Whenever I can pay with my phone, I do. It's so easy, much faster, and more secure than anything the credit card companies are offering.
I'm sorry but how is Apple Pay more secure? I haven't used it but from what I am reading, you upload your credit card info to your iPhone and then wave it near an NFC device to pay. That may sound faster but not more secure unless you need to enter your iPhone's PIN number before the transaction can occur but that wouldn't make it that much faster than punching a pin number. Credit cards also have NFC capability as well but limited to a certain amount and can be disabled to limit to using a PIN number which I find far more secure.
"And remember: Evil will always prevail, because Good is dumb." -- Spaceballs