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Your "Job" Is About To Be Replaced By Technology



October 24, 2011 – Comments (8)

foxconn is replacing 1 million manufacturing workers with robots
email is replacing millions of global postal workers
digital delivery of books, music, movies and games is replacing retail stores
free online education will replace the need for schools and universities
technology will diagnose patients and provide affordable health care to the world
think of the resource savings...think of the possibilities

it is rapidly becoming a


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#1) On October 24, 2011 at 9:36 AM, Rujikin (< 20) wrote:

Dhey took our dobs!!!

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#2) On October 24, 2011 at 10:54 AM, griderX (97.48) wrote:

Invest in ABB Ltd (ADR), maker of those robots?

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#3) On October 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM, WikiCPA (51.63) wrote:

This is great news. America is becoming a service country, becoming sustainable. Manufacturing and production could always be transfered to another country that is willing to produce for less. For service, talent and skills are needed. The children of tomorrow who will be paying for this generations missteps will want jobs that are valuable. A robot could never do an accountants, doctor, or lawyer's job, but they can do administrative, paralegal, and assistant duties. I say we pass on those jobs to the robots!

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#4) On October 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

The BEST news is most of America's services can be replaced by much more sustainable technology.

Especially accountants....

IBM Watson could replace every accountant and the IRS tomorrow mornting with real time EDI computations and reporting.

Computers are already replacing doctors today.

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#5) On October 24, 2011 at 5:04 PM, WikiCPA (51.63) wrote:

I don't know what doctors you have Alstry, but they do much more than just give 'instant medical diagnosis'

and How would real time EDI replace the IRS and all accountants?

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#6) On October 24, 2011 at 6:04 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Because the entire profession of accounting is simply entering figures and calculating results.

This can now all be handled by computers in real time without much input from humans.

The functioning of the world is now being digitized, including rules and all areas including law, medicine and accounting.  However, by its nature, accounting is much easier to convert digitally.

Trust me on this one....just like retailing is being digitized.....

Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

Accounting is much closer to converting all digital than you think......but if it makes you feel better to think that the field of accounting will exist in a few years....please don't let me distrub you.

If computers can make advances into medicine, imagine what it will do to law and accounting.

IBM's Watson wows 'em at Cleveland Clinic Summit

As an attorney, I can tell you that most current lawyers will not be working in the field of law within five years.

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#7) On October 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM, prose976 (< 20) wrote:

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#8) On October 25, 2011 at 12:11 PM, WikiCPA (51.63) wrote:

Alstry you are delusional if you are going to bunch all the branches of occupations of law, medicine, and accounting to a one-duty industry.

 The entire accounting profession is entering numbers and calculating? So with robots, Enron and Arthur Anderson will never happen again right? Management can't just adjust these robots to inflate earnings a little bit? Please, investors have a hard time trusting humans to audit a companys financials, let alone robots.

 Advances into medicine? Just because it tells you have a cold when you enter 'runny nose', does not mean it will change the world of medicine. What human will trust a robot to perform brain surgery on them, how will a robot prepare for the variables of the human anatomy? How will they be held accountable when they kill a patient? Scrap him and bring in a new one?

 And lawyers won't be working in law because they aren't skilled enough to do the highly-sought after lawyer positions. Try replacing a patent lawyer or business litigation lawyer with a robot. They'll lose everytime in court to a human. The majority of lawyers today just have the ability to create trusts, llcs, partnerships, but now the website legalzoom and others have killed those jobs. But the ones in patent and business litigation, they'll be around making money for a long long time.


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