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Warehouse Robots Improve Efficiency by 800%; How Will Workers Survive in this Future?

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This is an example of how the Third Industrial or Digital Revolution is making human labor obsolete. How will working class people survive with 90% unemployment rates? How will conservatives adjust their rhetoric to survive? Will we see socialism take over both parties?

These warehouse robots can boost productivity by 800%
 

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They won't. There's a lettuce harvester that can harvest 30,000 heads a day. The day of the menial worker is over. No more low level laborers.

What will be done with these excess bodies?
 

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The idea of work or die will become history...We will be forced to rethink economics and use the productivity and resources to give all people a basic income.


Capitalism will naturally lead to this...work will be a lot like star trek and will be one of self betterment.
 

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Honest answer here.

We will get into the business of selling an experience. Prostitution for one. Lots more adult sports leagues. Entertainment since there will be so much more down time. And selling shit. If the warehouses are in operation....someone is buying stuff.

But also...I can see food shortages and wars coming before all that, which will lower the population.
 

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The maintenance crews in these so called robots warehouses are still quite large. Throw in refrigerated warehouses and the maintenance crews grow even larger.

And the pay tends to be pretty good if you're strong in motor controls, energy management and refrigeration.

40 an hour or so plus very liberal benefits. Stock options like 3 for 1 and so on. Don't bother applying if you're afraid of heights.
 

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This is an example of how the Third Industrial or Digital Revolution is making human labor obsolete. How will working class people survive with 90% unemployment rates? How will conservatives adjust their rhetoric to survive? Will we see socialism take over both parties?

These warehouse robots can boost productivity by 800%

Dear JimBowie1958 and Tipsycatlover
Let's look at what work NEEDS to get done, and imagine training workers to do THOSE jobs.

Do we need more medical schools to turn out service providers to serve more communities?
What about building campuses in every district of every state to teach
people to manage their own businesses, govt, finances and legal affairs?

How much construction, how much management will this take?
What about converting sweatshops and prisons into work study programs
and service facilities?

Do we need military bases along all borders, and create jobs for veterans there
such as guarding prison facilities or running the post office (so even if the govt
post office loses money, it is still creating jobs for veterans if they are put in charge of
revamping the post office, the VA, or anything else that needs to reduce loss or waste)

Do we need to clean up environment damage?
Restore landmarks, historic sites, endangered species such as destroyed by the Gulf Spill?

Where is the work needed to plan towards a sustainable economy and education/training system?
Why can't we start preparing for that, and set up training for different levels of work and management.
And let people start choosing what track they want to be on, and how high up they want to train.
 

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All people will have a basic income. Just like Star Trek!

The ugly reality is, there will be fewer people! Way fewer people. There will be epidemics, famines, small nasty wars. Anything to reduce the surplus..

Prostitution will be a thing of the past, at least with real women. Already VR complete with artificial vagina is in production and flying off the shelves. Two modes, adventure that brings s story or sim with the woman of your dreams.

No one finds it at all odd that 5he two areas getting the most attention are artificial intelligence and immortality.
 

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The maintenance crews in these so called robots warehouses are still quite large. Throw in refrigerated warehouses and the maintenance crews grow even larger.

And the pay tends to be pretty good if you're strong in motor controls, energy management and refrigeration.

40 an hour or so plus very liberal benefits. Stock options like 3 for 1 and so on. Don't bother applying if you're afraid of heights.
Which will last until maintenance is performed by maintenance robots.
 

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All people will have a basic income. Just like Star Trek!

The ugly reality is, there will be fewer people! Way fewer people. There will be epidemics, famines, small nasty wars. Anything to reduce the surplus..

Prostitution will be a thing of the past, at least with real women. Already VR complete with artificial vagina is in production and flying off the shelves. Two modes, adventure that brings s story or sim with the woman of your dreams.

No one finds it at all odd that 5he two areas getting the most attention are artificial intelligence and immortality.

Some people may be on student wages like work-study while going through school
but receive onsite housing, health care, and meals, similar to college dorms and kitchens,
not necessarily a living wage.
 

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Robots are coming no matter what. Potentially, they could be handed out to every human on the planet to do everything for them and humans will never have to want for anything ever again! We can then spend all of our time trying to invent new things, on leisure activities, or, well, whatever the hell we want!

But probably, some asshole will make robots kill us all.
 

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Warehouse Robots Improve Efficiency by 800%; How Will Workers Survive in this Future?

I dunno...

... mebbe by gettin' a job inna robot factory...

... an' buildin' the robots?
 

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They won't. There's a lettuce harvester that can harvest 30,000 heads a day. The day of the menial worker is over. No more low level laborers.

What will be done with these excess bodies?
Get some training supporting the robots. For example building or servicing them when they break down.
 

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They won't. There's a lettuce harvester that can harvest 30,000 heads a day. The day of the menial worker is over. No more low level laborers.

What will be done with these excess bodies?
Get some training supporting the robots. For example building or servicing them when they break down.
Good idea. For awhile. Until there are maintenance robots.
 

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They won't. There's a lettuce harvester that can harvest 30,000 heads a day. The day of the menial worker is over. No more low level laborers.

What will be done with these excess bodies?
Get some training supporting the robots. For example building or servicing them when they break down.
Good idea. For awhile. Until there are maintenance robots.
Never stay stagnant. Continue to upgrade your skills and watch trends.
 

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The maintenance crews in these so called robots warehouses are still quite large. Throw in refrigerated warehouses and the maintenance crews grow even larger.

And the pay tends to be pretty good if you're strong in motor controls, energy management and refrigeration.

40 an hour or so plus very liberal benefits. Stock options like 3 for 1 and so on. Don't bother applying if you're afraid of heights.
No they aren't.

seriously, that's :rof:
 

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The maintenance crews in these so called robots warehouses are still quite large. Throw in refrigerated warehouses and the maintenance crews grow even larger.

And the pay tends to be pretty good if you're strong in motor controls, energy management and refrigeration.

40 an hour or so plus very liberal benefits. Stock options like 3 for 1 and so on. Don't bother applying if you're afraid of heights.
No they aren't.

seriously, that's :rof:

Your writing skills are non existent. Try smoke signals next time.
 
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The idea of work or die will become history...We will be forced to rethink economics and use the productivity and resources to give all people a basic income.


Capitalism will naturally lead to this...work will be a lot like star trek and will be one of self betterment.


I think the end game is a future where most people make their own necessities with 3D printing, and nanomanufacture, and this includes clothing, shelter and food. The cities will break apart into a new ring of suburban communities where people have come together to protect one another and pool their talents and resources together to make their lives better. Churches can and likely will play a key role in this evolution of modern life.

Most of us will not need cash for anything more than 'store bought' goods that will become increasingly rare.

The primary business will be making robots to build, maintain and update other robots, lending a period of danger of robots operating entirely independent of mankind and a threat to our survival as they crowd us out from resources to continue producing more of their own kind.

The rich will become fewer and the lifestyle will become empty and bleak. They will begin to die off and not be replaced as time goes on.
 
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We will get into the business of selling an experience. Prostitution for one. Lots more adult sports leagues. Entertainment since there will be so much more down time. And selling shit. If the warehouses are in operation....someone is buying stuff.

I think handmade crafts will make a huge comeback as people begin to look for handmade quality that mass manufacture wont provide. As an example, I have taken up carpentry and have made furniture for my kids and wife that are solid wood and of much better quality than you can find in IKEA or some other cheap crap store. I know people who make and sell jewelry on the internet and they are doing fine also. Others make knives and sell organic beef, etc. This is where a lot of the business of the future lies. But to not think in terms of an hourly wage carer and start thinkning of making and selling your own merchandise is a hard transition for most people.

But also...I can see food shortages and wars coming before all that, which will lower the population.

I disagree. We will have plenty of food, but the problem will be that money wont be available for most to buy it, and so they will grow their own with hydroponics and other methods. At first it will be to supplement their food,then later it will become the bulk of what they consume. I think many will barter hand made goods with farmers who will resell it or to the local churches who will act as a center of bartering activities.

Jobs will become a thing of the past for most people, but the technology that is causing the job drought will also provide solutions and the means to replace what can no longer be bought.
 
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The maintenance crews in these so called robots warehouses are still quite large. Throw in refrigerated warehouses and the maintenance crews grow even larger.

And the pay tends to be pretty good if you're strong in motor controls, energy management and refrigeration.

40 an hour or so plus very liberal benefits. Stock options like 3 for 1 and so on. Don't bother applying if you're afraid of heights.
In the early stages of the Digital Revolution, some jobs will be created to maintain the automated production/service robots will do. But these jobs will not be equal in number to the jobs lost due to automation. And eventually these maintenance jobs and more specialized jobs will also become automated.

In the long run, jobs will become very scarce and the human economy will shift more and more toward self sufficiency via three avenues; self production, community specialization/sharing and barter.
 

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