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KoA
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Should machines be allowed to take our jobs?

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Started: 3/27/2015 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Freetree

Pro

I argue that machines should be allowed to take jobs from humans. Throughout history the only reason for working was to provide food and shelter for ourselves. Now that we have technology we no longer need to get our hands dirty. We can just sit back as automated tractors plow and harvest fields, as 3D printers produce goods (and houses), and purification systems clean water. Essentially everything we NEED could be produced with automation. By allowing machines to take our jobs we are essentially freeing up our lives to my enjoyable things such as spending time with ones family. Some beg the question of "where will we get money if we don't work?" The answer is simple. if we don't need to work we don't need money. Money is a method to distribute the goods. The more valuable the time you give to society the more stuff it gives you. It is basically used to ensure that "he who shall not work shall not eat" --John smith. Now that no one needs to work we don't need to divide up the goods in much the same way. For those people who are desperate to earn as much money as they can, they can still do that regardless. They would just have different jobs such as working with science, news, theater, art, philosophy, etc. The hard part would be the transition from an economy dependent on money to one that isn't. This transition, however, can be accomplished with enough thought and careful planning.
KoA

Con

Machines should not be able to take peoples jobs. There are many reasons why but for now i will state 3. My first reason is that the government will still be trying to get money from us so if we don't earn money then how can we pay them? My second reason is that machines can cause pollution(even though we are counter-acting that) and, seeing as how they would need to cut down their own trees, forest fires if they malfunction. My 3rd reason is that even though machines would be efficient us humans would still have to make them. We would get nothing except the ability to just be lazy or do other random stuff. Food would still cost money and we wouldn't be making any money to buy it. So in conclusion machines should not replace humans in the work world.
Debate Round No. 1
Freetree

Pro

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KoA

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
Freetree

Pro

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KoA

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Debate Round No. 3
Freetree

Pro

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KoA

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
Freetree

Pro

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KoA

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by KoA 2 years ago
KoA
I'm just waiting for Freetree to post but i will not forfeit round 5.
Posted by KoA 2 years ago
KoA
I will not post on a round that has been forfeited because then i would get more rounds and that isn't fair.
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