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What IF Technology Replaces MOST Of Our Jobs?



June 07, 2011 – Comments (11)

It took about 50 years for the car to replace the took about 50 years for the tractor to replace most farmers.....the computer has been around for about 50 years and is now replacing millions and millions of jobs.......

millions of paper workers being eliminated by paperless technolgy.....

newspapers and books being published and delivered digitally online

eMail replacing traditional mail and the need for over 1 million direct and support postal workers

online retail replacing brick and mortar

digital delivery of music replacing the need to manufacture and ship CDs/DVDs.....

Digital Money replacing the need for banks.....

We could go on and on like online education replacing the need for brick and health care replacing the need for so many government replacing the need for most government jobs....

WELCOME TO THE UDDER WORLD.....where we will all be functioning in the cloud and most of our current jobs will be obsolete.

Companies Pull Back on Job Posting in April

Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in East St Louis IL Closed today at 7am

Update: Shore Bank Closing 9 Branches

Talbots Closing Lakeforest Mall Location and increases total closings to 110

In a system that requires a massive amount of jobs and income tax receipts to function...Houston We Have A Problem......

We must totally restructure our economic and legal system to adjust to cloud based functioning.  Don't you think it's about time for Motley Fool and to merge?

11 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 08, 2011 at 3:02 AM, ikkyu2 (98.21) wrote:

A just machine to make big decisions.. Programmed by fellas with compassion and vision.  We'll be clean when their work is done, yes eternally free and eternally young..

If they replace *all* the lawyers, then they'll get my attention.

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#2) On June 08, 2011 at 10:13 AM, L0RDZ (91.04) wrote:

What about the digital pirates >>>>>>

Or when the machine breaks ?  the cloud...   sort of like the tooth fairy.

Al the gov ment has  huge piles of cash in hidden slush funds  that they really don't need taxes  to operate,  why do you think those in GOv  in the inner circles or those looking to get in them  ~  fight like that  WEASEL  WEINER   to stay in office.


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#3) On June 08, 2011 at 10:15 AM, L0RDZ (91.04) wrote:

LQQK at the sony playstation hack...

Look at how China is able to hack based upon the info and tech  our own companies freely gave up  to  sell to the chinese ?  all it takes is one click  on an attachment and your toast...

Landmines everywhere in the digital space...  KABOOM...


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#4) On June 08, 2011 at 12:40 PM, mudman90039 (< 20) wrote:

Well I've noticed banks and  grocery stores are trying to get you to do it yourself at machines.  Those were jobs  decent people could do for a long time or inbetween careers.  I refuse to check myself out at the grocery store, I want a real person.  When I have a large transaction at teh bank I want a real teller, but there's usually only 2 with 4 more windows  empty.

And notice when you call for tech support you have to go thru all the automated info?  Those used to be people too.  When you do get the tech they ask you all the same info, I find that really stupid. 

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#5) On June 08, 2011 at 4:09 PM, buffalonate (44.13) wrote:

The dumb jobs will increasingly be taken over by machines and computers.  There will always be a job for humans because according to experts all of the computing power in the world doesn't equal one brain.  Computers aren't capable of creativity.  They do only what we program them to do.

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#6) On June 08, 2011 at 4:26 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

You obviously have never worked with expert systems.....

And 70-80% of all human jobs are simply repetitive functions which can be substituted by machines....

Nobody said every job, just most.

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#7) On June 08, 2011 at 4:39 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

But can a machine take a nap as good as I do, which is now my main activity.

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#8) On June 08, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

But can a machine take a nap as good as I do?

Do you think they will ever invent a weed pulling machine? I sure could use one of those.

Ever wonder why a drought kills grass, but seems to make weeds thrive?

Have a good day Alstry.

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#9) On June 08, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Teacherman1 (< 20) wrote:

It seems like this "machine" I'm using now has a "glitch". Hope there is a human around who can address this problem.

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#10) On June 08, 2011 at 7:26 PM, buffalonate (44.13) wrote:

I used to work at a plastics factory before I graduated that used a bunch of CNC machines.  They had to be programmed by humans and constantly fixed by humans.  The more machines you have the more people you will need to fix and program them.  The power of humans to problem solve will always make us valuable. 

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#11) On June 08, 2011 at 8:59 PM, buffalonate (44.13) wrote:

What if Alstry came up with a something new to talk about?  That would truly be revolutionary.

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