Comments on: The coming jobs massacre and a more violent world http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ralphooo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1054920 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:54:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1054920 There is no sense fretting about possible futures. Human civilization is far too complex and interconnected for anyone to successfully predict the future. Each of us can only do our best, and behave as we think right. What happens to nations and the world is outside our control.

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By: BettyBoppy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1054699 Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:27:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1054699 “But acting is not yet a candidate for automation.”
You don’t need automation when you have advancing 3D graphics.
Actors will be replaced with pixels.

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By: gotham1883 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1052602 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 17:02:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1052602 The service sector is fueled and supported by money printing. The idea that an economy can run on purely service sector jobs is delusional at best and dangerously delusional at worst.

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By: gotham1883 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1052601 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:59:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1052601 What will happen is that all jobs will be taken over by computers and people will be all on government welfare programs. Talk about a recipe for chaos and disaster, no wonder the nazis and communists in gubmint want to take away guns from everyone.

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By: Ray34444 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1051724 Sun, 31 May 2015 14:12:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1051724 You left out the paragraph telling kids to stay off your lawn.

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By: m97402 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1050602 Fri, 29 May 2015 16:34:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1050602 Actually, there have been scholarly studies, and I will go look them up if need be, that suggest that the upcoming new technologies might, this time, not generate more jobs, as in the past, but actually, significantly reduce total employment. I don’t see much that can change the present course. Banks and multi-national corporations rule the world economy and they are not about to let concerns about people’s well being get in the way of profit. As fewer and fewer people are needed to maintain and perpetuate the comfortable lives of the investor class what will happen to the other 80% of us?

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By: Jingan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1050428 Fri, 29 May 2015 13:37:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1050428 The coming jobs massacre…..who are these people writing opinions????

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By: JanosUsfor http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1049448 Thu, 28 May 2015 16:41:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1049448 Monks were replaced by the printing press; blacksmiths were replaced by the assembly line. The assembly line is being replaced by robots. Personally, I am in favor of this trend. It will free humanity to finally raise a family, get involved in the community and civics, and achieve self-actualization. What needs to occur is to establish a negative income tax, guaranteed annual income or national dividend. Followed by a massive education campaign and/or public works/conservation projects to update our national infrastructure for increased efficiency and a renewable energy economy.

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By: Alloran http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1049435 Thu, 28 May 2015 16:12:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1049435 The job loss can be mostly attributed to the fact that as individual manufacturing jobs decrease due to technological gains, U.S. manufacturing as a whole is suffering thanks to improper trade relations with certain nations and a ludicrously loose tariff/tax policy that does not incentivise localization of business to the U.S.
Another contributing factor to this is that as the shift to service and technology positions increases, U.S. education lags behind. There have been substantial trends for reduction in education spending, little to no investment in raising teacher salaries to attract talent/overhaul lackluster education programs, loss of advanced degree positions in U.S. universities to China and India (who once entrenched create islands of further recruitment from those countries), and the quality of degrees has decreased with students having to sink enormous time and debt into obtaining competitiveness as most companies are unwilling to invest in training programs for fresh graduates.
This results in the average level of U.S. citizens being undertrained for their own economy. Either the education and job training process for the U.S. needs to be overhauled to produce a higher average skill level for graduates to engage in service/tech positions or manufacturing/industry has to be localized to provide jobs for those individuals who do not possess the training/skill to participate in high end positions.

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By: LazamatazGA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/25/the-coming-jobs-massacre-and-a-more-violent-world/#comment-1049432 Thu, 28 May 2015 15:43:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40681#comment-1049432 The best part about the destruction of humanity by relentless and cruel robotic overlords, is that there will no longer be, anywhere in existence, histrionic, panicked, foolish blog entries.

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