Reply to post: automation has always been difficult

Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

kyndair

automation has always been difficult

Automation has always caused societal problems, in response society has evolved (not always without riots etc.). The big problem coming is the types of jobs that will be automated, that is finance, legal and numerous white collar jobs as well as driving etc.. While some people may be able to get other similarly paid work a lot won't and will be left looking at low paid manual work that society deems important enough to be done but expensive to automate and not important in a 'value add' way so there won't be enough to go around.

When lots of jobs go and there is not enough to go around society will have decide how to progress, it is helpful to have looked at possible choices ahead of time and discussed how they could be implemented rather than sticking your head in the sand and saying that the current capitalist system is perfect and nothing will change is at best a waste of time at worst a distraction.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019