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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:09 pm

Almost half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and "no government is prepared" for the tsunami of social change that will follow, according to the Economist.

The magazine's 2014 analysis of the impact of technology paints a pretty bleak picture of the future.

It says that while innovation (aka "the elixir of progress") has always resulted in job losses, usually economies have eventually been able to develop new roles for those workers to compensate, such as in the industrial revolution of the 19th century, or the food production revolution of the 20th century.

But the pace of change this time around appears to be unprecedented, its leader column claims. And the result is a huge amount of uncertainty for both developed and under-developed economies about where the next 'lost generation' is going to find work.

It quotes a 2013 Oxford Martin School study that estimates 47% of all jobs could be automated in the next 20 years:

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/17/rise-of-the-machines-economist_n_4616931.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

A difficult proposition being faced for the future and with an increasing population around the world

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:34 pm

I guess transhumanism will be the only way to adapt.

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:35 pm

I hope I'm gone by then!

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:38 pm

Joy Division wrote:I hope I'm gone by then!

I'll be in my forties.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:54 pm

I was literally about to ask if you were a small child until it struck me that it's 20-fucking-14 and I'm getting old ... still not old enough to be retired by the time the machines take our jeeerrrrbs ... bet they'll be built in Poland and Romania!

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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:53 pm

краљица од Хартс wrote:
Joy Division wrote:I hope I'm gone by then!

I'll be in my forties.


It is weird though is it not Tea?

What and how are humans going to adapt to this in the future. Yes you will need the IT techs and some jobs just cannot be replaced.

I think with your knowledge/abilities you will have a job in the future, people always need to plan/thing things through, make decisions etc, so you could be okay, but how will others adapt!

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Post by veya_victaous on Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:36 am

We just make more jobs. I think you will find that if we went from 1900 to now at least 47% of those jobs are automated (here or US apparently not in Europe/UK) but now there are jobs selling
more consumer goods.
As much as RW complain about poor people buying Iphones etc it does stimulate the economy and create more jobs. The biggest problem is we are stuck in a growth cycle that means we cant sustain our economies if they are not growing.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:46 pm

Don't believe a word of it, heard exactly the same things when computers started.

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