Youre missing something, which is that we do already have most of the
work done by machines, and the change from hand manufacture to todays
mechanised methods is an exact parallel to the change youre
discussing. And the results are not as you say, the real results are:
1. much better standard of living for everyone
2. many more hands available to do important speculative work, ie
3. a rise in the level of skill required of all workers
4. this being met by improved education
5. Shorter working week
6. More resources for other important matters such as health care etc
7. Enough surplus to be able to set up a welfare system so no-one need
starve or do desperate things to survive.
Quite simply, everyone wins in the end. Just see the parallel, and see
where your predictions are amiss.
there is loads that needs doing but we cant to afford to right now.
Today our society is too busy spending its time money and materials on
stupid stuff. Couch potatoes will not be the way forward.
there is :) I know that from experience.
dunno about that.
no, this is right off. The system needs more resources, including
human work resources. Many die today due to lack of said resources, by
it is, wasting our valuable resources is not sensible. But employment
can also be a waste, so its not employment rate as such that matters
most, but useful employment rate.
If we ever reach the point where all our needs are met, then maybe.
But we are a very long way from that. There is a huge reservoir of
suffering and death, even in wealthy countries, due to our present
limitations of resources in all areas.
not computers, or other obsolescent items. Someone else proposed
mandatory product marking with average life expectancy, which sounds
interesting. How one could practically do it is another question.
The Japanese made great strides forward in this area by passing a law
for all faulty goods to be repaired on site, thus driving up repair
costs greatly, and thus encouraging higher reliability goods. Given
the great advances this has made, laws in this general vein may well
be a way forward. This reduction in breakdowns of course is a major
asset all round.
no no no, thousands were out of one job and into another. Or millions.
so that cycle of change resulted in us all being better off. Not
perfect, but better off.
Do tell what your vision is.
been that way a fair while now. And its partly due to shortage of one
of our resources, intelligence. Few seem to understand that that is a
key issue for society today, and few are working on it. At some point
enough of society will become intelligent and informed enough to
realise that this is a core issue, and one of the most important
research areas to concentrate on. Then we will start to see much
faster progress. I'm assuming you know of the Flynn effect.
no, only a minority do
I thought that idea had been debunked now. If not, what is it that
those diagnosed with aids die from? And why?
And I thought it was because of sharing medical needles, lack of
resources, poorer nutrition, and lack of information. AFAIK propaganda
doesnt give people aids.
This needs to happen across the board and openly, and be publicised,
so anyone can go wander round and buy. Result: far more re-use. It is
very much in society's interests that most sound equipment is reused.
Its misinformation through advertising. We need genuine education so
they dont believe anything they see, which currently too many do.
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