Retrieved by Pat Darnell | Jan 18, 2013 | Bryan TX
Historically, technology takes jobs, and, makes jobs for us. Some are thinking that technology today is outdistancing human performance at the jobsites; sorting robots, manufacturing robots, stock-trading robots.
It is puzzling, what is this interviewee selling? Is he a whistle blower or a lobbyist for robotics? We think he is trying to warn humanity that technology is going to over take it. Some may call that DOOM-SAYER -- we call it Attrition.
" ... The world is fundamentally changing; the economic assumptions that currently gird our society will be meaningless in as soon as a few decades. And we’d better get ready to prepare for that shift—if we don’t adjust the current socio-economic structure, we’re going to have mass joblessness, and society-wide chaos. We’re going to need to fundamentally reform not just our policies but our attitudes towards work. We’re going to need to re-engineer the social safety net from the ground up to account for the fact that robots are taking over on the labor front. (Brian Merchant. motherboard.vice.com | Posted: Jan 15, 2013. HERE) ... "The winner in robotics development is Manufacturing and Distribution. Simple robots doing simple but necessary tasks; it is a remarkable scene. "What’s the point of building society around a 40-hour work week, after all, when robots are doing all the heavy lifting? (ibid.) "