What I can't ****ing believe is that we are so indoctrinated to the ideas and principles of capitalism, that we see this coming tide of technology and the subsequent loss of jobs as a purely negative thing!
Jesus titty christ, guys! We are heading into an era were we need to work less to produce more! Congratulations to all of us who made it? This is the future that has been written about for over a century. No longer does a man need to toil for 40+ hours per week to get "the job done". Why are you all looking at this as being such bad news?
Because you're all indoctrinated by capitalist greed. You all know, that despite reduced operating costs, the cost of living is going to remain the same, if not increase. You all know that. Why? Because none of you are dumb, and you recognize the simple fact that humans are by nature greedy bastards.
In the end, the ONLY reason why we should fear less work is because it would equal less pay with a constant cost of living. Which is indeed something to fear. Less employed people while maintaining current or increased levels of productivity, WITHOUT a break in site in terms of either pay increases, or dramatically reduced costs of living, will destroy our entire way of life. Period.