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Michelle
Michelle
4/15/2018 3:17:24 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@vnewman I hadn't thought of it in that light myself. A future filled with sales sounds awful. Advertising is bad enough. We reallllly don't need even more sales people (unless the future is so different we actually do).

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Ariella
Ariella
4/14/2018 9:05:55 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
<My fear is all of humankind is going to merely become a gaggle of salespeople: Selling merchandise or their own brand. > @vnewman well, sales are a job that is practically obsoltete-proof since it earns its own way. I remember talking to a sales hiring manager about that many years ago.

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Michelle
Michelle
4/14/2018 8:57:51 PM
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Re: Automation Means Job Cuts
I have concerns about those in society who fall below the average intelligence line. They could run into serious issues finding work if robots have taken what they could do well. I think an automated society will have a lot of challenges in the future...

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Michelle
Michelle
4/14/2018 8:56:02 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
I think your vision has merit. We don't know what to expect with automation and this scenario could be an option. I wonder if automation will free up human time or just use it in different ways...

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vnewman
vnewman
4/14/2018 6:39:11 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
Just playing devils advocate here. But what if robots doing our work enabled us the time to volunteer to help each other in the community? What if people didn’t need childcare because they could drop their kids off at the neighbor’s house? What if people built each other homes for free aside from the cost of supplies. In my eyes, this illustrates the point that if we are going to live in an automated society, competition as we know it may fall out of favor and collaboration and cooperation will become the norm to survive and thrive.

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vnewman
vnewman
4/13/2018 11:09:26 AM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
You make a great point - it appears that humans are going to have to capitalize on the very things that set us apart from machines - and “creating” art is one them. Music is another. So is the ability to connect with other humans and empathize. My fear is all of humankind is going to merely become a gaggle of salespeople: Selling merchandise or their own brand.

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DHagar
DHagar
4/11/2018 5:48:24 PM
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Re: Automation Means Job Cuts
@mhhf1ve, now you are talking!  Just putting people against robots in routine jobs is not the answer.  Moving up the foodchain to design, development, and value-added services is where we need to place the humans.  That is where humans and human intelligence has the advantage.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
4/10/2018 10:04:17 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@mhhf1ve  HQ Trivia has been compared to the movie "Hunger Games," but I don't think it's that bad. It's an app you download on your iPhone. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2018 1:04:47 PM
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Re: Automation Means Job Cuts
> "Maybe they can be trained to work in factories that produce robots."

Nope. Why wouldn't robots make more robots? Somehow we're going to need to train a lot more robot designers or something....

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2018 1:03:02 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
> "... playing HQ Trivia with a chance to win lots of money twice a day is the answer to our dystopian future..."

Wow. That sounds like a Max Headroom future, for sure. Is that the next 80s show to get rebooted? 

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