ehBeth wrote: tsarstepan wrote:
Remember these guys still need to keep their full time jobs.
the experience in the last couple of offices I've worked in is that (at least until the technology gets much better) most mail rooms need more staff to scan and direct mail than they did to sort and forward mail. Posties could, in the short term, take over some of the scanning function instead of doing hand deliveries.
I suspect the overall North American work force is going to continue to go through some difficult adjustments.
This is just one example.
Yes; it seems to me that progressively better computers will take the jobs
of progressively more white collar workers
and progressively better robots do so qua blue
Those computers n robots are not alive and hence cannot demand
raises of salaries n robots cannot demand wage increases nor
improved retirement benefits.
Economics is the science of the production and distribution
of scarce goods and services. In large part, value is determined
by scarcity; e.g., water is necessary to human life,
but it is present in such abundance that it is free;
(delivery charges [or packaging] r something else).
As a non-living labor force provides progressively more
low cost goods and services, in greater abundance, scarcity drops,
bringing value down with it. We will approach closer n closer
to getting something for nothing from a non-living work force
that cannot complain of exploitation.
This will cause us to re-define
in lite of greater n greater unemployment
and lower n lower value in competitive prices with greater n greater abundance.