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

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The automation in the past was mainly automating the labor not the skill. The job still required skilled workers, it just reduced the effort required by the workers and increased the speed.

Over the last couple of decades skill has been slowly automated. The automation rate of the skill set is increasing, reducing the need for manual labor and skilled labor.

The only jobs that will be left in the short term (relatively) are the design and running of the systems and software. So software designers, engineering, etc. In the log term not much, especially if AI comes about as they are jobs that AI will target, creativity.

Steam and Electric age, reducing manual labor

Computer age, reducing skilled labor

AI age, reducing creativity needs.

What is left after that for us to do?

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