I was reading an article yesterday and an economist says that half of british jobs will be automated in the next five years. There are already driveless cars, trains. There will be mass unemployment. Do the government care?
Technology taking all our jobs!! We need out of the EU and close our borders!
Whatever you were reading was sensationalising. Jobs are absolutely shifting to automation, but half of British jobs won't be replaced by technology in 5 years. Not even close.
As automation takes over, there'll be new jobs as our capabilities to do bigger things expand. Of course, a lot of new work will be skilled work. I'm not a fan of basic income but it seems inevitable.
the greatest improvement to life is technology....
I love technology and how it's shaping our future. Technology leads to tasks being done more efficiently, more quickly, and more accurately.
Ironic the OP uses a computer and the internet to complain about technology.
This is pretty much inevitable, no matter how much politicians try to push back what they don't see as electorally favourable.
The key, for me, is to uncouple having a job and being able to live a full and fair life.. Once that happens, there really is no reasonable opposition to automation as it just gives people more free time to do with what they will as opposed to us having people in jobs for no other reason than some ridiculous puritanical ethos about hard work.
"biggest threat" huh?
if you don't no what to do with freedom and liberty... maybe you should go for a walk, listen to the birds (if there are any left) and take in some of that sweet nitrogen oxide rich air.
I hope every job in the world becomes automated - it could of been done decades ago - so people can focus on restoring nature.
But this JOB (just over broke) culture remains.