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    Low skill jobs that will be eliminated in the future world

    What will happen to people will low skills in the future? All these low skill jobs are going to disappear... No more taxi cab drivers or Uber people... Driverless cars are going to start to dominate America in the near future. Even light-rail use will fade, as summoning a Google car will be much more convenient and efficient then the archaic rail travel.

    Fast food will be all automated through machines. We'll no longer have burger flippers. We might not even have people taking orders. It will be a machine you talk into.

    Retail checkout people will further be cut as more people prefer self check out.

    What other jobs wont we see in the future?

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    Perhaps the meteor will have impacted our planet before it gets to that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Perhaps the meteor will have impacted our planet before it gets to that point.
    I think the likelihood of humans nuking the planet is closer to happening. I'll make a bet with you and you can pay up in the next dimension.
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    Hopefully self-assembling burritos will eliminate the need to employ germ-bearing critters at Chipotle et. al.
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    If you've been to a Jack in the box or Carls Jr. in a major city recently, they are already supplementing their cashiers with automated pos's (point of sale). So that road is already being driven down and is just a matter of time. I feel the prep of the food will take alot longer to automate since so many of these places allow substitutions and variances in your order (i mean they never get it right anyways, but hey). Once they perfect autonomous cars, taxi/bus drivers will go the way of the dodo. Limo drivers will still have a place because part of their services is customer interaction with the driver. Cashiers at places like walmart will go by the wayside.

    The bottom line is while they present higher up front cost, machines dont require sick days, personal days, health insurance, maternity leave.....etc... And they dont shoot the place up for being fired. Its a win win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AC/BC View Post
    What will happen to people will low skills in the future?
    Maybe they'll go to classes and learn how to repair/maintain broken automated checkout machines and broken self-driving cars.
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    I think this thread and the weed thread should be merged ^^

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    Porn "stars" will be put out of business. It'll all be computer animation. All the women will have huge ***** and the men will have gigantic *****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    All the women will have huge ***** and the men will have gigantic *****.
    And vice-versa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Porn "stars" will be put out of business. It'll all be computer animation. All the women will have huge ***** and the men will have gigantic *****.
    But there will always be a need for hookers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    But there will always be a need for hookers.
    Yes, as they're highly skilled, at least the good ones are.

    OTOH, I could see this job being taken over by machines.

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    And vice-versa!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    But there will always be a need for hookers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Yes, as they're highly skilled, at least the good ones are.

    OTOH, I could see this job being taken over by machines.
    Low and slack.

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    What the? ^
    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    About the price of a good mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    What the? ^
    Something for everyone, as my good buddy net just said.
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    Intelligence is now the easiest thing for computers to replace.

    If a machine can do it cheaper, faster, and more reliably, what CEO would say no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Intelligence is now the easiest thing for computers to replace.

    If a machine can do it cheaper, faster, and more reliably, what CEO would say no?
    Depends on how you define intelligence, though much of the cognitive neuroscience community would disagree with this. Intelligence (i.e., learning and flexible application of knowledge) is actually the hardest thing to replace - by a lot.

    Though the second statement is absolutely correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Yes, as they're highly skilled, at least the good ones are.

    OTOH, I could see this job being taken over by machines.
    Try a blow up doll sometime. I hear that they never say "no".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Try a blow up doll sometime. In my experience they never say "no".
    Fixed that for you.
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    Wait until an Autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian or cyclist....GAME OVER.
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    A good video

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    A good video

    Judy, check the link in post #20 of this thread.

    And then read my reply in post #26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cayenne_Pepa View Post
    Wait until an Autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian or cyclist....GAME OVER.
    Depends on whether or not the pedestrian/cyclist was obeying traffic laws . . . thus far, the majority of accidents that the driverless vehicles have been involved in have been the result of human error (i.e., other drivers).

    As an aside, there's an interesting debate ensuing in the ethical world: should driverless cars be programmed to "sacrifice" their passengers or pedestrians/cyclists/animals if faced with a choice. In other words, if the car has to decide between plowing over a child in the road or driving off a cliff and killing its passengers but saving the child, what should it be programmed to do?
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    Autonomous vehicles are not going to be a significant source of collisions. In fact, they will reduce incidents by avoiding collisions with attention deficit drivers. These vehicles will have 360º vision, will make better emergency maneuver choices, and will do it a lot faster than we can. When our great grandchildren hear Red Barchetta on their cranial transmitters, they will think rock bands of this era had future vision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Yes it does, I dug a ditch today, the air conditioning in the excavator I was using was kinda too cold, and while I wasn't getting paid like a ditch digger in New York ($107 per hour) I was getting paid pretty well....

    But ultimately, none of us are safe, mouse fondling jobs are some of the easiest to export to other countries, and as GPS becomes more integrated into machinery, dirt working becomes less and less user involved/dependant, I ain't scared, adaptability/motivation is the new college degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    In other words, if the car has to decide between plowing over a child in the road or driving off a cliff and killing its passengers but saving the child, what should it be programmed to do?
    Save the person that is more valuable to society, an adult that is motivated and skilled is more valuable to society than a child that may become motivated and skilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007 View Post
    Depends on whether or not the pedestrian/cyclist was obeying traffic laws . . . thus far, the majority of accidents that the driverless vehicles have been involved in have been the result of human error (i.e., other drivers).

    As an aside, there's an interesting debate ensuing in the ethical world: should driverless cars be programmed to "sacrifice" their passengers or pedestrians/cyclists/animals if faced with a choice. In other words, if the car has to decide between plowing over a child in the road or driving off a cliff and killing its passengers but saving the child, what should it be programmed to do?
    Easy, just kill everybody.

    There's likely going to have to be a shift in how we, as a society, view things like working and "making a living" with a rising population and fewer jobs. The more things become automated, it seems the more likely that eventually there will not be enough jobs for those who want them. That may already be the case in some instances.
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Uhhhhh, Lacey Underall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    Or, https://www.realdull.com/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Judy, check the link in post #20 of this thread.

    And then read my reply in post #26.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Yes it does, I dug a ditch today, the air conditioning in the excavator I was using was kinda too cold, and while I wasn't getting paid like a ditch digger in New York ($107 per hour) I was getting paid pretty well....
    I think the ditch digging comment was more directed at manual labor with pick axe and a shovel. Not a skilled heavy equipment operator. Although with technology moving at the speed that it is they may be replaced by a computerized machine some day as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by targnik View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
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    I think he was referring to the original weed thread. Not your migraine thread, I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I'm not gonna click on the thread but fyi, links to porn is a bannable offense if somebody notices it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Jimmy Christmas. That's some stupid shit. Anyone willing to get it on with a deluxe half torso needs a therapist not a $300 f*ckable piece of rubber.
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    This is all Opti's fault, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
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    I'm not gonna click on the thread but fyi, links to porn is a bannable offense if somebody notices it...
    How did you know what it was without clicking on it?

    BTW Finch, do you own one of those?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think the ditch digging comment was more directed at manual labor with pick axe and a shovel. Not a skilled heavy equipment operator. Although with technology moving at the speed that it is they may be replaced by a computerized machine some day as well.
    Negatory good buddy. It was just an excuse to post something Lacey and not drift too far off thread topic.
    ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    From some of the moronic videos I have come across on YouTube there will be an over abundance of stupid people that are qualified to do those unskilled labor jobs because they don't have the intelligence to do skilled jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I'm heading down to Petco first thing in the morning for a fishbowl to keep my brain alive in since I won't be needing my body anymore after watching this video.
    I hope you didn't waste you time at at Petco. All those fishbowls will be way bigger then you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Jimmy Christmas. That's some stupid shit. Anyone willing to get it on with a deluxe half torso needs a therapist not a $300 f*ckable piece of rubber.
    I hope you can get your money back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    This is all Opti's fault, lol!
    Me?????? What did I do?? I'm just sitting here, minding my own business.
    Low and slack.

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    Just had this hungry kitty cruise through the neighbors yard.

    Low and slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzle View Post
    I hope you can get your money back.
    Lol, dang that's cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Lol, dang that's cold.
    Even with a smokin' sale you'd probably wanna steer clear of the demo model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Just had this hungry kitty cruise through the neighbors yard.

    Nice shot, I'm sure Bobcats are all over your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Even with a smokin' sale you'd probably wanna steer clear of the demo model.
    Yeah, but getting an STD from it would be more life like. You should basically pay more for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Yeah, but getting an STD from it would be more life like. You should basically pay more for that.
    And maybe as another option her "old boyfriend" could stalk you.
    Low and slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think the ditch digging comment was more directed at manual labor with pick axe and a shovel. Not a skilled heavy equipment operator. Although with technology moving at the speed that it is they may be replaced by a computerized machine some day as well.
    Nobody does any significant dirt work by hand anymore. There will be an operator in any/every machine till well after you and I are dead, just too many variables for a machine to account for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Nobody does any significant dirt work by hand anymore. There will be an operator in any/every machine till well after you and I are dead, just too many variables for a machine to account for.
    I agree however that's what they said about vehicles. I don't put anything past what the human mind can create. It may not be in the near future but its definitely not out of the possibility. Just look at what they did with the bicycle seat bag. Its now a naked strap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    And maybe as another option her "old boyfriend" could stalk you.
    Wait is he made of rubber, too?
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Rubbermaid.
    French rubbermaid. Oh la la.

    On skilled jobs: any job can be unskilled, you just need to hire some unskilled, unmotivated, shill of an employee to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Jimmy Christmas. That's some stupid shit. Anyone willing to get it on with a deluxe half torso needs a therapist not a $300 f*ckable piece of rubber.
    If youre not a hunchback you could probably get the real thing for less than $50 worth of bar drinks if you do it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Porn "stars" will be put out of business. It'll all be computer animation. All the women will have huge ***** and the men will have gigantic *****.
    It will open up jobs for more production staff. Do a google search for 'hentai'. Japanese people are ahead of us in pornimation. Japanese cartoon porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Mackenzie View Post
    It will open up jobs for more production staff. Do a google search for 'hentai'. Japanese people are ahead of us in pornimation. Japanese cartoon porn.
    Which fathoms the question: Why is there even a market for animated porn? Focking sick bastards getting off on cartoons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    How did you know what it was without clicking on it?

    BTW Finch, do you own one of those?
    Oops, that was the wrong link! I corrected it in my post! Sorry MTBR, my bad!!! Please forgive me!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Which fathoms the question: Why is there even a market for animated porn? Focking sick bastards getting off on cartoons.

    The Japanese are a weird bunch.
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    Who benefits the most from automation of jobs?

    What happens when you displace millions of workers from their livelihood and they can't earn a living anymore?
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    Lol finchy. I'd rather you stay.

    So there was a fatal accident in an automated tesla so I guess I'll keep driving. Darn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Which fathoms the question: Why is there even a market for animated porn? Focking sick bastards getting off on cartoons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Mackenzie View Post
    Don't knock it 'til ya try it.
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    i would say truck driving school but that will probably be driverless in the future, too.

    low skilled workers with drug issues aren't a great cause to invest in.

    low skilled workers entering the work force are worth investing in. but if pay is set artificially high relative to skills, expect over time that technology replaces them.

    the low skilled workers have been in huge demand in Mexico, Chiba for example. eventually the low skilled in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos will have their day. after that the continent of Africa may finally have their low skilled industrial awakening.

    funny thing, I remember when capitalists/socialist/communist meant something in American politics and labor movement. back then these industrial and mfg jobs were derided by those doing it or their reps. it was exploitation, dehumanizing, never compensating what the proletariate was worth. there was a real disdain for the work. eventually the work went away and became someone else's problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    In what could be a cruel twist of irony, other reports state that he was distracted by watching a Harry Potter movie.
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    Everyone will work for the government
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_BC View Post
    Everyone will work for the government
    Yup, just have to find a way to tax the Robots and it is easy money for everyone!!!

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    I finished digging a ditch today, well, more of a hole, but before long children of all ages will be hurting themselves in this hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    I didn't realize thy could use Beta technology like this in public. Trial attorneys must be watching this carefully.

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    Driverless cars seem really odd to me, I mean, when was it that driving became such an arduous unbearable task to deal with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Driverless cars seem really odd to me, I mean, when was it that driving became such an arduous unbearable task to deal with?
    When smartphones became standard issue to every 14 year old.

    I trust an automated car over 75% of the drivers out there.

    I'm so happy that there is zero cell phone coverage a mile down the road from where I live in VA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    Driverless cars seem really odd to me, I mean, when was it that driving became such an arduous unbearable task to deal with?
    That part of it has appeal to the demographic that finds driving more challenging, i.e., the elderly. But I suspect most of the economic driver for the driverles car is that it separates the car from an individual owner/driver. It allows for fleets of assets that can be used at a higher rate and without the added expense of any drivers.

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