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How do we prepare jobs for people that are taken over by computers, robots, machines, and automation advancing at a very fast pace?

Many various factors affect the way we live, dictate our quality of life, and determine the jobs we are going to do. Technology is advancing at such a very exponentially fast pace. Computers, robots, drones, machines, and etc are increasing our ability to automate processes, tasks, jobs we do, and etc. I see a pattern here which is; the more technology advances, the less jobs are available, the more competitive the job market gets, inflation gets higher, the rich/poor gap widens, tuition gets higher, people have less access to education resulting in a life of poverty for them, and the cycle continues to grow in the wrong direction as the years go by.

This is a problem that is continues to grow and I see no end to its peak, if there is a peak, that peak will eventually crash somewhere and somehow. I am interested in how to solve this problem? How do we ensure people are getting a chance at education and are prepared in the workforce rather than end up homeless on the streets, get involved in a life of crime, or worse yet, end up using drugs, a human life is ignored, that life gets lostin the world, and could tragically end up an unwanted death?

This is the pattern I see that affects the human population on the planet. It's getting harder and harder for people to work jobs, not to say technology is a bad thing, i agree that we are moving in the right direction in that aspect with regard to technology, however, we do have to account for the jobs that are lost. To solve this problem from getting worse is that society needs to further involve themselves with these people lagging behind. It is a competitive world out there and I see too much of a dog eat dog world out there where they are too self-consumed with themselves. It takes a collaborative effort with many people to ensure our homeless are taken cared of, not ignored, are educated, and become productive members of society by giving them something they can contribute to instead of kicked to the curb.

  • Nov 19 2013: The purpose of technology is to increase the productivity of humans (i.e. do more with less people). What we need to do is make sure the people have the basic level so that retraining can be done. Without that basis, retraining fails. The problem is that we also have to make them ready to continue learning and changing for the rest of their lives. Too many retrain and stop and think that they have a job for life - technology will change under them.