Has technology made industry so efficient that people are becoming obsolete?
I mean, in the last 100 years tons of jobs have been given to computers, putting people out of work. I mean, how can six bilion people all have meaningful jobs when there is only so much money to go around - I thought technology would create a utopia where no one had to work, but instead its killing jobs and creating a welfare state. I hope I'm wrong.
Asked By: burton235 - 12/11/2008
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Answered By: Farmer plows ground - 12/11/2008
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Good question. A lot of the jobs left in the U.S. are service industry related or pushing paper and crunching numbers. Eventually that will collapse and then we are in trouble, sort of like right now. If the Big 3 are allowed to fail, we will be in much worse shape.
Answered By: Bub - 12/11/2008
It is the Information Age in the modern economies. You would expect industrial activity to be less of a contributing factor to GDP. People who refuse to learn beyond their young adulthood are probably going to be obsolete.
Answered By: thomas p - 12/11/2008
I think so and I agree, for example businesses hardly have a live person for customer service, plus internet access to everything instead of calling or going in to see someone, the self check out lines at the supermarkets and so on. Saves the companies a lot of money for labor.
Answered By: lostintranslation - 12/11/2008
Things are set to turn full circle. We are coming to a point where machines have been used to design machines for so long that they will need people to keep an eye on them and eventually learn how to reverse engineer them. My blog called the "technological singularity" may lead you to some important information on the... More
Answered By: roger andre - 12/11/2008
Greed for the all mighty dollar is what is killing jobs and creating a welfare state... More
Answered By: Todd - 12/11/2008
Yes. Black smiths, wagon makers, buggy whip makers, coal shovelers on railroad trains, ox team drivers, sword makers, slaves, gun fighters, and hundreds of others, all obsolete.
Answered By: cbjack - 12/11/2008
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