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[–] mintbanana [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

CGP Grey makes great informative videos of this kind of length.

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[–] SpecialSauce 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

In 200 years, our economy will look more like an Internet bulletin board then a capitalists marketplace. Robots will farm crops, make infrastructure, and serve as valets for the home. 3d printers will make our day to day goods.

People's worth will be linked on pursuing their own passions. Life will be different and progress will slow as responsibility fades from personal to societal.

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[–] mintbanana [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

3d printers will make our day to day goods.

They're even 3d printing food now.

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[–] Deathstalker 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What if I work with Automation? Will I steal my own job?

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[–] mintbanana [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think its all a matter of time, eventually the robots will become smart enough to program themselves.

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[–] romo_sapien 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This is like my second biggest fear in life. I have no idea what's going to happen when I get older.

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[–] romo_sapien 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I live in the US, in the very liberal city of Portland, OR.

I don't think that even Portlanders could get behind an idea that extreme. I'm not even sure that I could. I was raised on the idea that you work for your keep, and I think that a lot of us were as well.

I think that everyone will become salespeople. We'll all be going to our farmer's markets to peddle the wares that our personal robots make. I think that it'll be like slavery, except legal and not evil.

Wow, I went on a huge tangent there, but it's my train of thought so I'm leaving it.

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[–] mintbanana [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

You know, done right, this stuff could be the liberation of mankind or its doom. But thats been said since the 50's, particularly the 50's, the postwar economic boomtime, where the future of robots would give us the freetime to become artists, writers, visionaries, and within 20-30 years the next major recession hits to make that idea null and void.

Without the right politics all this kind of innovation will bring is mass unemployment and poverty. With the right politics we could have that vision come true, and the skills market takes over from the jobs market, giving an exponential boost to innovation and scientific progress.

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[–] flyawayhigh 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For those who would say "immigrants are stealing our jobs," take a look at productivity. It has been the number one job killer for decades, and the trend is accelerating.

For those who would say "we need to tighten our belts," take a look at the productivity abundance and start to figure out where all the stuff is going.

For those who would say "lift yourself up by your bootstraps," where are the jobs going to come from?

Yes, this video is right on target. We need to think anew. The labor economy must end and it will.

Libertarianism is a non-starter (as it has always been, but more so now than ever).

The competing vision in the Peter Joseph movie Zeitgeist Moving Forward is only slightly better, as it is essentially repackaged communism with a technocracy.

We are heading toward uncharted territory.

Let's show those problem-solving machines up by thinking of a system that will work.

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[–] mintbanana [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Let's show those problem-solving machines up by thinking of a system that will work.

Thats one thing only humans can do, for now.