Humans losing jobs to robots? Inevitability? Future mass unemployment? Taxing robots? Massive robotic-generated CHANGE WITHIN THE NEXT 20 YEARS?
Valuable article – including three short videos – offer a hint of what is coming and has already impacted us.
So, how will we survive? Stephen Hawking counsels us to plan on filling “the most caring, creative or supervisory roles.” Jim
Elon Musk: “What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge. There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better [than a human]. These are not things that I wish will happen. These are simply things that I think probably will happen.”
Bill Gates: “You cross the threshold of job-replacement of certain activities all sort of at once. So, you know, warehouse work, driving, room cleanup, there’s quite a few things that are meaningful job categories that, certainly in the next 20 years [will go away].”
“Jobs are vanishing much faster than anyone ever imagined.
“In 2013, policy makers largely ignored two Oxford economists who suggested that 45% of all US jobs could be automated away within the next 20 years. But today that sounds all but inevitable…
“Bill Gates recommends we tax robotic workers so that we can recapture some of the money displaced workers would have paid as income tax.
“Elon Musk recommends we adopt universal basic income and give everyone a certain amount of money each year so we can keep the economy going even as millions of workers are displaced by automation.”