In this article, i explain why globalization and free trade, the Euro, the Euro-Zone is increasing unemployment, by making big companies even bigger, killing small companies in the process but never absorbing the work force of those small companies.
Self driving vehicles will kill -3.5 mio truck driver and -1 mio bus and taxi driver jobs
No matter how positive you might think about these details. For society they are BAD, BAD, BAD. More unemployment means more crime, although those drivers could focus on the “skills of tomorrow” and do what machines can not do: develop their creativity and empathy. While i would like to see more truck drivers with empathy, You must be f****ing kidding me?
It’s not a secret.
A lot of companies not only Tesla, Uber and Mercedes are working heavily on autopilots for cars and trucks.
They spend an awful lot of developing them and a few deadly accidents later, let’s say in 2030 – trucks and taxis could be without human driver.
What if those 2.5Mio truck drivers hate self-driving trucks and hit the breaks on robots and block highways – this is what i call disruption – i would understand them, after all, they lose it all and gain nothing – because they do not possess the robots that will replace them.
Not okay: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030”
Somewhat okay, but unrealistic, would need gov intervention: “Joe we will replace you with a robot by 2030, but keep paying you half the salary”
China gov subsidies robot research and development, “255 robots that can work around the clock”
they are used to sort parcels to districts and already replaced 60 human workers
“Simple manual jobs” vanish and new jobs are created in robotics.
… well do you spot a problem here? People hat handle parcels might not be capable of programing robots (who is?).
And once a robot is programed even the programmer himself/herself becomes “obsolete”.
This clearly leads to a way of life that creates unemployment on a massive scale and in-debts private households, because if humans labor (manual or sophisticated) is not needed anymore – what else can they trade with the rest of “free markets”?
Nothing. They have nothing to trade.
Economy 4.0 needs Society 4.0 and LifeStyle 4.0 which would need redistribution of rights and privileges 4.0 or face ever growing disaster
From a mankind perspective – this is economically unsustainable – in the current system – in any universe – unless the robots are owned by all people.
or: the people do not need to work because the robots produce fresh vegetables for them FOR FREE in their own garden (THEY OWN THE GARDEN not Amazon!) and produce their own fresh water (not Nestle!) and produce their own electricity (not another company).
2016: Company China buys German manufacturing robots company Kuka
Automation is a technological solution that – at first sight – solve a problem – while under the current rule set of the system increases inequality and creates even bigger problems that were there in the first place (crime) – but were smaller.
While human level robots that would automate tasks such as elderly care taking, are still a thing of the future, but companies are never the less working on it and in 2050 – grandmum will be dealing with robots and robots only.
That would be a very sad future.
2016: “FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China’s Midea (000333.SZ) said it will complete its takeover of German robotics maker Kuka (KU2G.DE) in the first half of January after the United States authorities gave the deal a green light.
Midea, which launched a 4.5 billion euro ($5 billion) offer for Kuka in May, said Germany’s markets regulator had approved the settlement of the transaction, allowing it to control a 94.55 percent voting stake in Kuka from January onwards.” (src: reuters.com)
manufacturers and logistic companies, hope to save even more jobs and money with AI.
creativity and empathy are the “skills” of tomorrow
now who in the future 4.0 will pay me the unemployed 4.0 for empathy and creativity?
(i don’t know, maybe an government 4.0)
…when you live in the “unemployment per default” future… or maybe unemployment needs to be redefined? But then also private properties and barb wires will have to go… unlikely to happen under the current mindset… i wonder when Mr Bezos (Amazon, richest man) will buy the world and all it’s resources (especially water) and rent it to us SLAVES… what he already does? That was fast.
“we will make life easier for our workers and our customers”
… the only reasonable use of robots i can see right now: CLEAN UP THIS PLANET! START WITH FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR WASTE! DAMN IT!