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    nasch (profile), 30 Mar 2016 @ 10:32am

    Re: Who will have money if its all automated?

    This only ends with a ton of Jobless people and a bunch of automated fast food joints with no customers because you automated your customers out of jobs...

    Now extend that to all driving and delivery jobs, warehouses, stocking, basically any relatively simple repetitive job. And that's just the first wave of automation. Eventually we'll be able to automate customer service, medicine*, management, construction... give it 100 years, and there will basically be no jobs in industrialized countries. Either that, or we will have burned our society to the ground because people can't eat and we failed to cope with the change.

    * presumably there will still be some people involved, until we can make robots indistinguishable from people

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