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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That is ridiculous. People will still stock shelves, drive trucks, pave roads, be doctors and lawyers, do customer service, etc.
    In 2025, yeah, probably most of that. But shelves and trucks? It's not too long before machines can do that on their own.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Listen, if you can't earn a living it's because you are too lazy and/or stupid to be of sufficient value. Go work at McDonald's for that minimum wage. Oh wait. That job probably wont be there either and even if it was, you couldn't live on it. I'm sure you're so relieved, we wouldn't want you to be able to support yourself on something so menial.
    Do stupid people deserve to live? Or should they just die?
    Do lazy people deserve to die? Do people ever deserve to be lazy? If you hate people for not working because you don't get to not work, then could you not work?

    I don't blame lazy people. We exist in a world that expects infinite growth, which means we will always work. Wouldn't you rather live a life of less work? Wouldn't it make more sense if we worked hard to not work? I'm sure our quality of life is so good, because there are no depressed and anxious people in the United States.

    It's okay to not like lazy people. But don't hate them.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Thanks Obama
    you got it.... Obama is solely responsible for every economic megatrend.... from innovations of technology to outsourcing to foreign countries. Its nice to have a simple blame point for all of life's ills....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This prediction is a frightening one for those of us at the age where we are not old enough to not work, but too old to retrain and start over.
    Is it sad or funny that my first thought when I read the title was that we were going to reduce our bases in foreign countries by 50%?
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by NonoBadDog View Post
    They were predicting this same stuff 20 years ago. Robots were going to put everyone out of business. It might be different now but I don't think so.
    And those predictions are coming true. Are you not aware that the labor force participation rate has been dropping for the past 15 years? Or that the average workweek has dropped down to 37 hours?
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    That is ridiculous. People will still stock shelves, drive trucks, pave roads, be doctors and lawyers, do customer service, etc.
    there will always be a need for human labor, but just not enough to supply everyone with a 40 hour per week job.

    All of those jobs that you just mentioned, except for possibly doctors, are being replaced with technology.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    you got it.... Obama is solely responsible for every economic megatrend.... from innovations of technology to outsourcing to foreign countries. Its nice to have a simple blame point for all of life's ills....
    That's the nice thing about being on the far right, you don't have to actually think.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    How many critically acclaimed records has it come out with? Listen, any computer can put a few numbers together and create something. That's not in question. What is in question is whether it will replace a human. Creation doesn't mean it's going to be embraced by a general public and to this day, they haven't been embraced anymore than the invention of animatronic dogs have replaced real dogs in any sense of the word. So yes, a computer can put a few notes out and make it sound like something. It's not going to put emotions behind it and then be able to explain the meaning of that creation any time soon.
    Its a good ways off, but emotions are chemical reactions and can be described mathematically. That means that EVENTUALLY machines will be able to mimic human emotions to the point they can't be distinguished from a human's.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In 2025, yeah, probably most of that. But shelves and trucks? It's not too long before machines can do that on their own.
    Check this out dude...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    That's the nice thing about being on the far right, you don't have to actually think.
    Wow, that's harsh Scott...What makes you think people on the right don't think? I mean, are we really to the point that if someone doesn't automatically agree with us, that we have licence to just chalk them off to stupid?
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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