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charlize burstein

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Debate: Technology will eliminate the need for human employees, and the unemployment rate will increase.

Technology is an easier and faster way to get a job done. It is obvious that technology increases the profitability of companies throughout the world. So why would I hire a human rather than purchasing the technology when the costs of them are the same?

Discuss the situation where you are going to choose one of them with equal conditions (conditions means the costs and several types of expenses).


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    Nov 22 2012: I remember a conference about future technology and a speaker argued how once we reach the age of replicators, the only work will be for people to build replicators...
    Someone then shouted out 'what if we make a replicator that can replicate replicators?',
    the speaker conceded that it turns out we wouldn't need workers afterall, haha.

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