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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Automation, Robotization, Software-Enhanced Productivity and Permanent Job Loss

Automation, Robotization, Software-Enhanced Productivity, and Job Loss
The Ongoing Destruction of "Jobs" As We Knew Them

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"Who Needs Humans?"

http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-robots-are-coming-automation-and.html

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"Automation, Robotization, Computerization And Permanent JobLoss"
http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2013/07/automation-robotization-software.html

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Pessimism about labor-market prospects in an automated world. "Are we being too pessimistic about the future labor market prospects of human workers in a world in which the pace of automation is accelerating? I tend to think that the answer is yes, provided we allow for the emergence of new business models that give rise to new modes of consumption, which in turn will create new opportunities for human endeavor....If, as Brink Lindsey suggests, regulatory accumulation limits our ability to respond creatively to technological change, the wave of creative destruction that is already transforming the legal industry might make us better able to navigate the larger current." Reihan Salam in National Review.

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Within decades, corporatocratic fascism will envelop the planet, or, there will be radical revision of how the fruits of "automated labor" will be divided. Such revision will go hand-in-hand with the resurrection of The Commons and the newly emerged self-evident truth that natural resources and productive infrastructure are National Patrimonies

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"The Commons and Happiness"



     




1 comment:

  1. In my University circa 1962 the prof drew a bell shaped curve on thE blackboard (using real chalk.
    The middle line, the median IQ was labeled 100. Then the two standard deviations on each side of the median IQ. 70 & 85 to the left and 115 & 130 on the right.
    THEN HE ASKED IF IQ DEMANDS FOR WORKERS CONTINUES TO RISE
    ONCE IT REACHES 100 WHAT DOES A NATION DO WHEN 50% OF ITS POPULATION ARE UNABLE TO HOLD A JOB?

    NOTE IQ EXPECTED ABILITIES IN THE WORK FORCE

    MDs, JDs, or PhDs 125+
    College graduates 112
    1–3 years of college 104
    Clerical and sales workers 100–105
    High school graduates, skilled workers (e.g., electricians, cabinetmakers) 100
    1–3 years of high school (completed 9–11 years of school) 94
    Semi-skilled workers (e.g. truck drivers, factory workers) 90–95
    Elementary school graduates (completed eighth grade) 90
    Elementary school dropouts (completed 0–7 years of school) 80–85
    Have 50/50 chance of reaching high school 75
    Average IQ of various occupational groups:[102]

    Accomplishment

    Professional and technical 112
    Managers and administrators 104
    Clerical workers, sales workers, skilled workers, craftsmen, and foremen 101
    Semi-skilled workers (operatives, service workers, including private household) 92
    Unskilled workers 87

    Type of work that can be accomplished:[100]

    Adults can harvest vegetables, repair furniture 60
    Adults can do domestic work 50

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