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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Once it get's to the point where even the rich are hurting, then we will change our policies. Businesses have to have customers, eventually, as more and more of us become unemployed and unemployable, businesses will start to fail in mass. Sooner or later, we will figure things out out, and replace our motto of "what's good for the rich is good for the masses" with "what is good for the masses is good for the rich". How long this is going to take, who the heck knows.

    I suspect it's going to depend on the results of the next few election cycles. If both houses of congress plus the POTUS is turned over to the far right (I'm not talking about republicans as much as I am the Tea Party and Libertarians), and if they actually act on their rhetoric, then I suspect that the results will force us to realize the changes that we need to make fairly rapidly.

    If we elect liberals, then we will just keep blaming liberal policies, and not technology driven fundamental changes in our economy that are dragging us down.
    But this is a globalized market my friend! If we can't but it, than some other people can.

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

    Hubby and I go out to eat 3-5 times a month and we've noticed many restaurants,( high and low end) have implemented touch screen pads on the table. You can order drinks, your main course, and dessert from it. You can also pay your bill on it. This is not a good move, and will most likely cut down on tipping. Seems the trend is replacing human interaction and customer service with technology under the guise of convenience for the people.
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    Re: 50% of occupations today will no longer exist in 2025: Report

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    some in the accounting profession will remain as coaches to those who need to be able to learn what the numbers mean, but those bookkeepers whose activities will be performed digitally, what of them and their ability to earn incomes
    ditto for bank tellers
    and cashiers
    receptionists and secretaries
    pharmacists
    truck drivers, cab drivers, and couriers
    librarians
    loan officers
    real estate appraisers and brokers
    retail clerks
    teachers
    widget makers
    warehouse workers
    macdonald's/fast-food order takers
    car salesmen
    and many, many more

    while some of them will find alternative work, and some of that group will wind up in better positions, a great many will not have the aptitude to fulfill higher order job requirements

    joblessness will be exponentially greater than what we are now experiencing, as those in middle class jobs performed by those with average IQs are without work in the not-too-distant future
    for society, will that mean that their and their family's quality of life should be limited only because their ability to earn a living is impaired because of tech advances that have made them economic casualties

    we have done a terrible job figuring out how to deal with underemployment today
    the matter is not going to get better over time
    Yeah, while we focus on perpetual battles like minimum wage/living wage, what of the 50% who will be unemployed? Our current political climate doesn't even allow for discussion of the kinds of collective sacrifices that could be necessary. Extended families living in one roof, 20hr work weeks in order to "share" the employment, new social programs, lower birth rate. It's hard to conceive how this trend will be reversed either.

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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.
    Entrepreneurs never have to be retrained.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    I agree. But what we are going to see is a 100 person accounting department being gradually reduced to 1 person. that's 99 families that will no longer have an earned income.
    A lot of the jobs from 50 years ago don't exist today either but condition have generally improved for everyone. We should never underestimate the adaptability of people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I'm glad I have a skill that can't be replaced by computers. Unless they learn to pick up a paint brush, camera or use PS and take into consideration what a client wants - I'm safe.
    I am sorry to break it to you, but yes there is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Like I said before, if you've been a postal worker for the past 40 years or so, you wouldn't think it at all necessary to know how to do things like coding and whatnot. Hell, most people who use computers and the internet have no idea how to code or how the internet actually works.
    A few things to iron out here:

    1) If a person was employed with the post office for 40 years they would have a nice retirement waiting for them, of which, like all retirees and everyone else, they must live within their means.
    2) Coding is not a required tenet of Internet success. There are companies who will build for a person any kind of website they want and can afford.
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    If I was able to use more pictures, I'd show how their lives go on all throughout retirement with their newfound knowledge and understanding of 20+ year old technology, but there's a glass ceiling for everything and everyone, man, such is life.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Meister View Post
    Oh brother....
    Bet he wouldn't be saying that if he was a postal clerk for 20 years.
    Me? Me as a postal clerk of 20 years? It's funny, I know, that if a person works at a place like the post office for more than two decades, give or take a few years, that when they decide, "You know what, I've been working most of my life so far, I think I'd like to do something different now, like, I don't know, say, sleep in and do what I want to do every day, retirement here I come!" they are well compensated for the many, many years of service they did.

    The Internet and computers are not as complicated as "older people" think it is - in fact, it is just like anything else, the more effort that is put into it, the more practice a person does, the sooner familiarity will occur. Be not afraid of technology, it is within our grasps to learn it, just like a 3-year-old can operate a smartphone, trial and error... baby steps, if you will


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I am sorry to break it to you, but yes there is.
    Yep, cause it breaks down to numbers and numbers is what computers do, know and are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I am sorry to break it to you, but yes there is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Yep, cause it breaks down to numbers and numbers is what computers do, know and are.
    Be sorry all you want. When computers learns to study the complexity of human emotion (which is what artworks really are) call me. Until then, I'm not really sweating it anymore than animators are. Essentially what you guys are saying is that within our lifetimes, artificial intelligence will reach the point where it makes human sensibility obsolete. That's not going to happen anytime soon.
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