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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I hope you are right about that.

    My fear for my kid is that he will go into a profession, that isn't obsolete, but just has far fewer jobs than it has qualified professionals. The problem is that few professions are likely to be growing fast enough to replace those that are shrinking.
    I hope I'm right as well. Time will tell. But I have no interest in politicians trying to stop technology advancements.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Which will make our leisure time far more leisurely that we had hoped or anticipated.
    Only if you consider scavenging for food in the trash cans of those who are employed "leisure".
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    With the result that we have more leisure time to spend with our families or, as Nancy Pelosi suggested, taking up writing or photography. Or trashing Nancy on Debate Politics, come to think of it..
    I would love to get paid to attack her and Reid on the internet for a living.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    True. But she left out that you'd have less money.
    As long as she has her millions, that's good enough for her.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I hope I'm right as well. Time will tell. But I have no interest in politicians trying to stop technology advancements.
    me either. Technology is a good thing.

    What I do have an interest in is having an economy where there are ample income opportunities to be earned from work, so that everyone can have one.

    The alternatives are either a huge welfare state, or mass poverty, neither of which I find preferable to shorter working hours and fewer years in the labor pool.

    what we are really talking about here is that we will one day soon have an economy in which there is no need for scarcity. At that point, everything that we know about economics will be moot, as economics is the study of scarcity. It would be a piss poor would if we allowed scarcity to exist, when we have the technology (but not the political will power) to eliminate it.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I don't disagree.

    But regardless, it's becoming harder and harder to make a living wage in music, unless you have special connections. There are just way too many people pursing a shrinking market of financial opportunity in the music field. Anytime that competition increases without a corresponding increase in sales, profits will tend to fall.
    In a way, but the playing field has just changed. The Internet has made it the Wildwest for generating revenue in music. I collect a royalty every time one of my songs is streamed due to the advertising on that page. You don't have to buy one of my songs, listen to for a bit and I still get paid, A musician has to work a little harder in some areas, play out more but there's still tons of money to be made.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Jobs being replaced by technology is a technology issue. Distribution of income is an economic issue. Neither have to be political, unless we just want them to be, but to your point, I do agree that the solutions will largely be guided by politics.
    Then you have misunderstood my position. The solution won't be political. Politics will delay the "solution" for lack of a better word. Businesses adapt. People will have to adapt as well. Politics largely is the false promise that people won't have to adapt if they only vote this way or that way.

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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I would love to get paid to attack her and Reid on the internet for a living.
    Unfortunately, there are not enough paying jobs like that for every family to have one.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Then you have misunderstood my position. The solution won't be political. Politics will delay the "solution" for lack of a better word. Businesses adapt. People will have to adapt as well. Politics largely is the false promise that people won't have to adapt if they only vote this way or that way.
    Can you walk me through a scenario in which our economy would just naturally evolve to create enough living wage jobs so that every family could have at least one? The assumption is that technology is rapidly replacing the need for human labor. go for it. I'd love to have some hope for a viable solution that didn't involve government. I just haven't seen one yet, and I can't develop one in my own mind (of course I'm not the brightest person around either).
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by HenryChinaski View Post
    In a way, but the playing field has just changed. The Internet has made it the Wildwest for generating revenue in music. I collect a royalty every time one of my songs is streamed due to the advertising on that page. You don't have to buy one of my songs, listen to for a bit and I still get paid, A musician has to work a little harder in some areas, play out more but there's still tons of money to be made.
    And you are able to make a living wage doing this?

    I've read a lot about the way that most professional musicians cobble together a living. It doesn't sound that appealing to me...

    A $75 gig on Saturday night, $6.53 in royalty fees from recorded music, $90 for giving three kids lessons twice a week, and a job waiting tables for $2.25 plus tips.
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