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4/15/2016 8:08:44 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
Self Driving Cars are a thing now. Automated Kiosks for bagging are a thing now. Mailmen can be made redundant in as little as 10 years with drones flying packages from location to location. Servers may not even be needed considering that many Japanese restauraunts are automating their businesses entirely. When the cost of these automated technologies dips below the cost to use humans and with the same or greater productivity, what will the need be for humans? Businesses always go for the most cost-cutting measure. Humans will be renedered useless in the most basic jobs. These basic jobs however make up a huge portion of all jobs available. Bus Drivers, Cab Drivers, Cashiers, Baggers, Grocery Clerks, Servers are no longer positions offered to humans. What now? Do we ban businesses from using robots using legislation? Do we get rid of the minimum wage and try to keep the American dream alive for as long as possible?
wuliheron
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8/1/2016 5:14:03 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
The gun does all the talking around the world. Already the US Navy is exploring plans in earnest to put some 30 to 40 thousand drones in the oceans and the Pentagon has solicited ideas for how to throw several hundred small drones in the air at the push of a button as scientists finish cataloguing different types of swarm behaviour. The latest push is to make them silent because electric motors tend to be noisy and for 1,200 dollars anyone can buy a drone that goes 70 miles per hour and explodes in your face.

When money does all the driving the gun does all the talking and jobs become more plentiful and higher paying the fiercer the competition!
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11/2/2016 5:02:29 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 8/1/2016 5:14:03 PM, wuliheron wrote:
The gun does all the talking around the world. Already the US Navy is exploring plans in earnest to put some 30 to 40 thousand drones in the oceans and the Pentagon has solicited ideas for how to throw several hundred small drones in the air at the push of a button as scientists finish cataloguing different types of swarm behaviour. The latest push is to make them silent because electric motors tend to be noisy and for 1,200 dollars anyone can buy a drone that goes 70 miles per hour and explodes in your face.

When money does all the driving the gun does all the talking and jobs become more plentiful and higher paying the fiercer the competition!

I don't get your post.

The question was "When automation puts humans out of business, what will happen." And you responded with "The government is working with Automated Warfare."

Basically the issue is this.
- Minimum Wage is increased to $15.00/hour.
- Fast Food Restaurants look to become more automated.
- New business boom in the engineering sector, creating the machinery that will run Fast Food Restaurants.
- Fast Food Workers are phased out, and replaced with Automated Fast Food Restaurants that offer higher quality food than the humans produced.
- 3+ Million fast food workers have to find new jobs.
- Engineering Graduates, Technicians, Software Developers, and other technical workers see a boom in demand, due to the need to create, and maintain automated restaurants.

The number of jobs created, will probably be less than the number of jobs lost, but the quality of fast food will have increased, so to me, it is a good thing, for people who work in fast food, it means they have to find another job.

The only way I can imagine this working, is with the monopoly laws.
For example, what if McDonald's was not allowed to own all of the automated fast food restaurant. They had to franchise them out. Then people would buy and own them. And maintain them themselves. Other companies would compete as technicians that you pay to service these restaurants, etc.

I know it is much more complex with this. But there should be a way for this to work as long as you do not allow one company (or person/family) to own everything.