Quote:As another poster has noted, full automation has the potential to move to a post scarcity economic model where work becomes truly optional, and where we all get richer as the automation improves.
Another clueless dreamer
What will actually happen is us meatbags will be put out of work to ensure profits either stay the same or rise.
The people that own the robotic equipment wont care that the machines do 100 people's jobs, they're being made richer.
Of course every company will do that resulting in about 1 in 50 of us actually having to work, and about 250 people owning the means of production, while the rest of us are unemployed, stuck in a sink estate with no hope of our lives ever changing
I'd give it 25 yrs before the machine owners are strung up or subjected to the 'national razor' (along with their lick spittle apologists)
The solution is simple, a national minimum income paid by the government to everyone that ensures we all get a decent level of living, of course there will still be poor folks because some will piss the money away on beer, fags and betting shops, but the majority will be free to do as they like, some will get themselves educated, some will travel, and some like me (much to my neighbours relife) will get guitar lessons.
But that all another dream that will be throughly blocked because the rich bastards not only own the means of production, but the media and the lawmakers too................
Anyway... I'll have a job... as will most of the IT skilled folks reading this... as who'll fix the robots/software when they break?............