09-20-2016, 11:17 AM
Interesting thought experiment:
I read an article on the future of robotics and automation, etc. At some point (in theory) they will replace 100% human labor. But just think about the halfway point. Imagine what the world would be like when just 50% of mostly low wage labor is replaced by robotics and automation. It's already starting! We are fast approaching driverless cars, pilotless commercial air travel, drone boats and shipping, drone trucking/shipping... it doesn't take that much imagination to see where it goes. Humanity will be faced with some serious problems... especially when we develop robots that can repair and upgrade themselves (not even roboticists will find work!) We will be left with a super rich elite who will 'decide' how much $$$ we get to live on and under what conditions.