Mass Unemployment Is a Lot Closer Than People Think

Not all jobs will go away, but most will.

If you are a doctor, a robot will be a better doctor than you. If you dig ditches, a robot will dig them better. If you are a cab driver, a robot will drive the cab better. If you are a CEO, robots will run companies better than you do.

If you are a lawyer or an accountant, a robot can already replace almost all of the work you do. Truck drivers and mechanics will soon be replaced by robots.

Within 10 years, maybe half of you will be out of jobs. A couple decades after that, the majority of all jobs will be replaced by automation.

This could mean great things for humanity, we could let the robots do the work so we won’t have to. To benefit from automation, the people will need to seize the means of automation and control these new technologies for themselves and for their communitiesor pray for benevolent dictators.



Image adapted from: “2014_04_300019 – robots and jobs” by Gwydion M Williams is licensed under CC BY 2.0


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