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[–] Lateraltwo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

The greatest problem in the next 50 years is going to be how the hell we find enough jobs for people to do.

With the advent of automation and robotics in many industries, we're going to be living in a mostly post-labour society. It would not surprise me if welfare becomes the norm for the majority of the world's population.

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[–] didntsayeeeee 4 points 1 point (+5|-4) ago 

So why bother keeping those people alive?

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[–] Salnax 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The same reasons we don't turn retired seniors into fertilizer.

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[–] Burrito 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Ehh, I don't think you'll find too many takers of that idea.

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[–] fat_baby_ ago 

I think once someone becomes about 30 years old they should be blown up in a giant laser light show.

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[–] Capt_Rye ago 

Because, every now and then a genius is born amongst them who's mind will challenge and change human existence.

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[–] Derpdirf ago 

I ask this question every day.