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Self-Driving Cars Endanger Nearly Four Million Jobs but Could Create a $7 Trillion Industry

Fully autonomous vehicles would hit the U.S. workforce hard. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 3.8 million people operate motor vehicles for their livelihood. This includes truck driving, the most common profession in 29 U.S. states, which employs about 1.7 million people. As we have said before, autonomous trucks are likely to be the first autonomous vehicles to hit the roads, which would put all of these workers in a tough spot (see “10 Breakthrough Technologies 2017: Self-Driving Trucks”).

Even as many jobs disappear or change, though, there will be new roles formed by autonomous vehicles. One that is already developing is that of a remote vehicle operator. These operators would be analogous to air traffic controllers at airports. They would monitor fleets of vehicles and lend assistance if a car or truck gets stuck. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, startups like Phantom Auto are already developing technology for these command centers.

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Probably make roads safer too. Unlike what we saw in  "Logan".



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We should finally accept that we live in a world where not everybody can work anymore. Jobs will continue to disappear because of automation, not just in the automobile industry but in every industry. Instead of trying to keep jobs around that aren't needed at all, we should focus on a long-term solution for the future. Some way for anybody to live a normal life, with or without job. That would be far more reasonable than trying to stop the development of new tech for the sake of saving jobs. Even Bob Marley knew that you can't stop the time!

But yeah, I know, communism, blahblah, fuck me. =P



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OdinHades said:
We should finally accept that we live in a world where not everybody can work anymore. Jobs will continue to disappear because of automation, not just in the automobile industry but in every industry. Instead of trying to keep jobs around that aren't needed at all, we should focus on a long-term solution for the future. Some way for anybody to live a normal life, with or without job. That would be far more reasonable than trying to stop the development of new tech for the sake of saving jobs. Even Bob Marley knew that you can't stop the time!

But yeah, I know, communism, blahblah, fuck me. =P

At least the world has fair warning.  Automation will take over but it's not an immediate switch and there will always be some careers that can't be automated(or not trusted to be automated, at least for a while) which creates an opportunity to sort out something for the college educated at least.  As for Farmer Billy Bob, I can't say, a living wage sounds like the only option.  Leaving the door open for capitalism won't be a bad thing - the hard working will make their own way, while the less skilled and lazy can be spoon fed.  



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OdinHades said:
We should finally accept that we live in a world where not everybody can work anymore. Jobs will continue to disappear because of automation, not just in the automobile industry but in every industry. Instead of trying to keep jobs around that aren't needed at all, we should focus on a long-term solution for the future. Some way for anybody to live a normal life, with or without job. That would be far more reasonable than trying to stop the development of new tech for the sake of saving jobs. Even Bob Marley knew that you can't stop the time!

But yeah, I know, communism, blahblah, fuck me. =P

Indeed. It doesn't really help promising that the jobs lost will be fully replaced by others, which is so far from the truth. If all saved human jobs would create an equal number of new jobs, nobody would give a shit about automation.

Probably gonna hit the US especially hard because their state wide mantra is that if you're poor you should just get a job and if you can't find a job you're a failure of a human being. All while the money gained from the automation that could help people who lost their jobs gets funneled out of the country because regulation and taxes are for suckers.



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Automation is scary. I thought it was only going to take low end jobs but that is not the case. Robot lawyer is much better because it can remember case law instantly. Also robot pharmacist already outperforms human pharmacist. Those are just two high paying well educated careers out of many that will be replaced that's scary. I don't like the car driving for me at all. I like driving it's fun.



OdinHades said:
We should finally accept that we live in a world where not everybody can work anymore. Jobs will continue to disappear because of automation, not just in the automobile industry but in every industry. Instead of trying to keep jobs around that aren't needed at all, we should focus on a long-term solution for the future. Some way for anybody to live a normal life, with or without job. That would be far more reasonable than trying to stop the development of new tech for the sake of saving jobs. Even Bob Marley knew that you can't stop the time!

But yeah, I know, communism, blahblah, fuck me. =P

May not be in our lifetime, but this is definately where the world is heading.

A world where even without working you will be able to have a normal good life lacking of poverty. And then those that do work will have a life that is relatively better than yours, but everyone is still ok.



Intrinsic said:
OdinHades said:
We should finally accept that we live in a world where not everybody can work anymore. Jobs will continue to disappear because of automation, not just in the automobile industry but in every industry. Instead of trying to keep jobs around that aren't needed at all, we should focus on a long-term solution for the future. Some way for anybody to live a normal life, with or without job. That would be far more reasonable than trying to stop the development of new tech for the sake of saving jobs. Even Bob Marley knew that you can't stop the time!

But yeah, I know, communism, blahblah, fuck me. =P

May not be in our lifetime, but this is definately where the world is heading.

A world where even without working you will be able to have a normal good life lacking of poverty. And then those that do work will have a life that is relatively better than yours, but everyone is still ok.

That will inevitably be the future we're heading for. But it's also very scary considering human nature. Imagine if only 50% of the population works. There we will have working people with superiority complex that will treat the non working people like garbage despite already having a better life. Then there will be the non working people who despite not working will feel entitled to the same things. And they have the great excuse of there not being enough work for everyone to strengthen their view. Then there is of course the possibility of having not enough workers because most people rather not work and still have a decent living. It's all really scary from a human perspective.



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Gamer147 said:

Automation is scary. I thought it was only going to take low end jobs but that is not the case. Robot lawyer is much better because it can remember case law instantly. Also robot pharmacist already outperforms human pharmacist. Those are just two high paying well educated careers out of many that will be replaced that's scary. I don't like the car driving for me at all. I like driving it's fun.

Robots aren't very good at lying so they will probably suck as defense lawyers. They would probably do a good job as public prosecutors though.

As for me I can't wait for self driving cars. I don't have a license and I don't intend to ever have one. So I'm eagerly awaiting the first cars without steering controls.



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