What percentage of lost jobs are due to technological advances?

Machines do not create jobs, they definitely eradicate the need for human effort. The fact that the engines of the industrial revolution created jobs was a reflection of human shortcomings. The development of artificial intelligence and advances in technology have overcome human shortcomings, and automation has stopped generating jobs since the 80's. The truth is not only are people now in surplus, but they are also a liability. People make mistakes, machines do not. People get tired and cranky, machines do not. People are erratic and unreliable, machines are not. People think and act slowly, machines do not. People have very definite limitations of endurance and concentration, machines do not. Just as horses became obsolete and were phased out of the workplace, so have people. In every field machines are making improvements and replacing workers and the result is superior to any human effort. The manufacture of goods is automated. Whole factories build consumer goods without employing anyone. No human can compete with the relentless, accurate, speed of the robot. Automatic Teller Machines provide a continual, convenient banking service. No human agency could supply such a benefit at such a low cost. Throughout our community goods and services are being improved by reducing the number of people required. In the last 15 years we have seen the invention and expansion of the internet, which most people turn to for their shopping, banking, bill paying, and many other needs. What percentage of lost jobs would you say are due to technological advances?

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Although technological advances eradicate some jobs, it also creates other jobs. You still need maintenance people to work the machine... More
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