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Response to chrisa (Reply #69)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:21 PM

70. And how is the Government going to create jobs?

 

How will we replace the current batch of jobs lost by automation?

We need a new industry that creates a ton of jobs - no such thing is coming. We're pretty much at the end of the evolutionary road when it comes to new types of jobs. Of course if anyone thinks I'm wrong, please feel free to show us the new job booms.

What new set of skills do you think will be needed by the tens of millions of currently jobless and many more future jobless Americans?

All that free time is useless when you don't have any money to buy anything.

Automation is turning out more like this, actually:
http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm

Some of that technology already exists. Ever wonder why cashier computers tell the cashier to say "thank you" at the end of a purchase? That's what he's talking about in that link.

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