DailyDirt: Do It Yourself Shopping -- Stores Without Employees?

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Filed Under: automation, bagel man, clerks, clerks 3, naraffar, paul feldman, retail, self-service, shoplifting, stores, trust, white collar crime

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    The Wanderer (profile), 31 Mar 2016 @ 7:04am

    Re: Who will have money if its all automated?

    When all needed services (including production) can be provided without employing people, that means there's no longer any need to require people to work in order to live.

    We may never actually get that far, for various reasons not excluding simple entropy - but at some point, you really do reach a point where it makes more sense to give everyone a basic income than to leave those who can't find work with nothing to live on.

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