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Forum Post: Economist Wanted

Posted 8 years ago on July 8, 2012, 6:46 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

40 hours, can't afford shoes. Reality Check.

[-] 1 points by letsdomore (89) 8 years ago

As each decade goes by, more and more human labor is being displaced by technology.

  • First machines were built that outperformed the human body. Human minds were needed to operate them so limited human labor was displaced.

  • Next machines were built that had computers operate them. They outperformed the human body and mind of a human operator. This resulted in more human labor being displaced.

-Next computers where developed that provided supply chain managment.Sophisticated enough to provide viable outsourced global labor for local markets. This resulted in the displacement of huge numbers of local labor.

  • Next artificial intelligence will allow machines to outperform the minds of the most sophisticated human laborers. Scientists, Engineers, Lawyers, Professors, Technicians, Politicians, etc will all have vastly inferior intellect. This will prove the greatest human minds obsolete when compared to machines. Even today's non AI computers can beat the best human jeopardy and chess champions. Potentially most human labor will eventually be replaced by technology.

    The industrial society is obsolete and is progressively needing less and less of the population to sustain it's production. A thousand John Henrys could not compete against today's tunnel building machines. This is why today we see the labor dynamics of societies all over the world breaking down. Unprecedented unemployment numbers are occurring in most places because of technology's advancements in machines, computers and globalization. This will continue to encroach on progressively more sophisticated levels of human labor. As much as this scenario insults the human ego, it is inevitable. There must be a completely new form of society that can coexist with technology. A society where technology is not competing against humans, but only serves humans. Our best hope is for the 99% to develop the next evolution of society. If it is left up to the 1%, as it's on course to do, get ready for a lot of suffering.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

Awww... the forum's campaign lackeys not interested in this topic? No doubt. Politics has no time for real problems and solutions because real problems and solutions don't revolve around money and celebrity. Go figure.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Got your shorts in a knot already Richie? It has only been an hour since you made the post.

You might want to put some content in the post rather then expect people to visit your site.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

LOL, I ain't boiling frogs or the vvv guy, nor do I care that you sprung up in defense. I have a blog, not a corporate media outlet. Don't like it, don't read it. I don't care if you are or are not a party lapdog. My interest is the global class warfare.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Not a problem - but honestly - you would likely get more response with a post with some content. And it really was not in defense as I did not take it as an attack.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

Again, it's just a blog.

It was an intentionally antagonistic statement to get some action on the thread. It's cheap by every standard but that's human nature for you.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 years ago

Well kinda sets yourself up for negativity dont'cha think?

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 8 years ago

Some revolutions are powered by physical violence, some are powered by the exchange of ideas. In a revolution powered by the latter, sometimes you have to be the squeaky wheel.