Monday

Yes, Robots Will Take Your Jobs

Something I always wondered about: assuming 1) we don't nuke ourselves into a glowing cinder, and 2) the Lord tarries, what will the future be like if we all get to live a long time and robots take care of all the drudge work? Kinda crappy, it sounds like.
Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer and healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.

There won’t be much work for human beings. Self-driving cars will be commercially available by the end of this decade and will eventually displace human drivers—just as automobiles displaced the horse and buggy—and will eliminate the jobs of taxi, bus, and truck drivers. Drones will take the jobs of postmen and delivery people.
The article is quite interesting, if a bit short on answers. In the "Star Trek" universe it's occasionally mentioned that they don't use money any more, and that people spend a lot of time "bettering themselves". I'd like to know how that actually works...

Washington Post



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