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(Quartz)   Replacing baristas with robots at Starbucks doesn't mean they will get your name right   (qz.com) divider line 2
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Ant
2013-10-17 03:32:31 PM
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wyltoknow: Cool, thousands more jobs gone. But maybe a hundred added for maintaining and delivering the machines. So, you know, free market victory.


At some point we're going to need to abandon this idea that everyone needs to work for their living. As more things are automated, there will not be enough to keep everybody employed.

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living."

-Buckminster Fuller
2013-10-17 03:41:44 PM
1 votes:
Ant:

At some point we're going to need to abandon this idea that everyone needs to work for their living. As more things are automated, there will not be enough to keep everybody employed.

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living."

-Buckminster Fuller


Love it.
 
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