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IAutomation is going to destroy peoples ability to get jobs because we will get to a point were everything is done by a machine or robot.
I agree, and I say this automation crap will backfire on the bosses like diarrhea from Hell. Just a hunch, people. Please don't ask for details how.

But somewhat along the lines of that actress who stated nonchalantly how students don't need to know how to add, subtract, multiply, or divide, because now we have calculators to do that!
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So if enough people lose their jobs to automation.....who's gonna buy the stuff to keep the economy going?
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So if enough people lose their jobs to automation.....who's gonna buy the stuff to keep the economy going?

I would ask the socialist comedians running for president.
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So if enough people lose their jobs to automation.....who's gonna buy the stuff to keep the economy going?
Guaranteed minimum payment. That would be the next step.
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it's not simply the potential of paying higher minimum wage that makes replacing people attractive to corporations.
It's paying ANYONE.
Okay.

But what is your suggestion here, in order to reverse this trend?

Or are you simply suggesting that we should all merely accept it, and get used to it?
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Yeah but, I remember the days before automated paycheck deposit where every payday required a lengthy visit to the bank to get some cash and be able to pay bills.
From 1987 (when I began my last job) until 2005 (when I retired), I had my check direct deposited.

Prior to direct deposit, I would simply hold onto my paycheck, and deposit it manually at another time.
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From 1987 (when I began my last job) until 2005 (when I retired), I had my check direct deposited.

Prior to direct deposit, I would simply hold onto my paycheck, and deposit it manually at another time.
Direct deposit vesus manual deposit? It is not in the same realm as going out to eat at some fast food place and seeing nothing but machines and customers, even if there are places where one can sit down in a group with friends or family. How about an automated alcohol bar? Where is the "atmosphere"?

How about this one: automated brain surgery, with the surgical machines calibrated by who knows what.
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So if enough people lose their jobs to automation.....who's gonna buy the stuff to keep the economy going?

Double the tax the richest 1% of Americans own 35% of the nation’s wealth thatta put a dent in it.
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Double the tax the richest 1% of Americans own 35% of the nation’s wealth thatta put a dent in it.
...which leads to zero motivation to either succeed or continue operations...Congratulations! You've destroyed the economy...

...and considering the Cloward/Piven ideology, I assume that's what many on the Left WANT...
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...which leads to zero motivation to either succeed or continue operations...Congratulations! You've destroyed the economy...

...and considering the Cloward/Piven ideology, I assume that's what many on the Left WANT...
and they'll do it while claiming it's the fault of unfettered capitalism even though they've been fettering it at every turn.
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