Geoff Halsey

I think we need to separate automation from artificial intelligence. The clue is in the word "intelligence". Intelligence allows adaptability and this will be the case for A.I. We are not talking about a machine or series of machines that do one job well, it's an intelligence that does all things well and notably better than humans. If your job is static or in a controlled environment, you will lose it. It far more likely that jobs that require physical effort and interaction with animals or people in a variety of locations will be where employment remains the longest. Human intelligence will be redundant and college education just a scrap of paper that used to mean something. Will the free education survive as we know it, I doubt it very much. If there is no need for workers, there's no point in preparing children for a world of work that no longer exists.

Leighton Rose

This could be a fantastic thing but it depends whether all the benefits of the AI and automation goes to the top of society and leaves the people at the bottom with nothing.  This will only lead to the people at the bottom rising up and it could get ugly but hopefully we can work together to a smooth transition that benefits all.

Haruspex

If people are gonna be out of jobs we need philosophy like never before. We need humanism and a shift from fundamentalist religions to a communal and social replacement. Almost like lagom and jante in Scandinavia. Our social goals will shift with this job change. Our ambitions will be very different. We need to start putting a lot of focus on this now or we may well see mass riots and brawls. Mass disparity and a rise in religious fundamentalism. We better get smart now before all these idle minds come with pitch-folks

Buster Jones

Since the mechanism to run a society depends on an economy and the production of money, we have to find a way to live without the need for money as it's only a tool for people to do a specific job or service.

Jain Tech

The goal should be to remove ALL jobs. People shouldn't have to work for food or housing. We are enslaved by currency and those who would force us to use it. Jobs remove all meaning of life and only leave inheritance as a goal, not the progression of mankind as a whole.

throatgorge2

No, this isn't a radical concept that we won't be able to handle: “We should 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.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

bigraviolees

Despite the arrogance of a right wing nut job ANYONE and EVERYONE can be and will be eliminated  Aspects of socialism are needed for our survival. Lawyers replaced by laptops interfacing with the judge and we already have robot doctors covering multiple hospitals

Mary Rose

A must read on this is "The End of Work" by trends analyst Jeremy Rifkin. It takes less than 30% of the current worldwide laborforce to provide all of the goods and services for the 7+ billion of us on the planet today. And the need for human hands will decrease expoentially as advances in technology moves forward and replaces need. This is one of the reasons gov't is leading us into continual wars. And war is the most lucrative money-making endeavor there is. Weapons continually need to be replaced. Also weapons and other war necessities are manufactured and sold to all those fighting the wars. But is this the lifestyle we human beings – we-the-people- want for ourselves? Is another world possible. Human biology says "yes". Also read: The Biology of Belief: The Science of how thoughts control life by Dr. Bruce H. Lipton.

Dawid Krysiak

Problem is, that 90% of people are not artists, are not creative thinkers… I am wondering how much time will pass before those left out will flood the streets and start a bloody revolution (again).

OscarProGuy

I don't know, but there are some people who have nothing else to do offering terrible customer service, handing out parking tickets and being stubborn about it. HMMMM! I could go on, but I won't.(yet)