Is your task protected – collaboration, automation, annihilation? | The Economist





The sector of labor will probably be radically other someday. From hyper-surveillance of body of workers to virtual nomadism to robots taking jobs—how, the place and why we paintings is converting past all popularity.

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49 Comments

  • LikeItDeep

    June 7, 2019 - 12:44 pm

    Me: "Doctor, I am suffering from a Wave of Automation Anxiety". Doctor: "I'm sorry. My program does not acknowledge that such a condition exists."

  • ComicSans

    June 8, 2019 - 12:19 am

    I was expecting something interesting not this crappy globalist propaganda

  • Bill Turner

    June 8, 2019 - 10:06 pm

    it's funny i have only been able to find one yang banger in the comments. this is obviously a video they don't want you to see, because it goes against the whole idea that there aren't going to be any jobs due to automation. 17:34

  • Karl Pilkington

    June 10, 2019 - 1:14 pm

    There will be pushes to make you more and more dependent on the system. Resist those pushes at every opportunity you can and reverse your trajectory by increasing self sufficiency

  • Steven Wilkins

    June 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm

    Is your job safe? No..thosemachines will hurt you……oh you mean as in being employed.

  • 3EYECROWN

    June 15, 2019 - 2:19 am

    Screw you Ben Waber…..is Satan your Daddy ?

  • Kevin Cifuentes

    June 15, 2019 - 3:28 am

    Go to school kids.

  • A Can

    June 15, 2019 - 9:01 pm

    This what corporate freedom looks like!

  • Kom Econ

    June 16, 2019 - 10:11 am

    The Economist is owned by the heads of the conspiracy ? Is it propaganda for their New World Order ? There is a choice from the people but they are too s$##% to keep the beautiful World…

  • James Madison

    June 17, 2019 - 11:24 pm

    At 5:33, they're drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon. They can't be doing too well economically!

  • rob kavanagh

    June 19, 2019 - 9:51 am

    This is all grand until you have kids then you have to enroll in schools activities and travel is limited to high season school holidays

  • John Smith

    June 22, 2019 - 7:47 am

    The future has never looked bleaker. Only selfish or ignorant people will bring a baby into this mess.

  • modern mogli

    June 25, 2019 - 8:26 am

    Humanyze …

  • Blame Yourself

    June 26, 2019 - 8:25 am

    Imagine if we could think for ourselves instead of for an employer. Would be cool, wouldn't it?

  • rahabhlal

    June 29, 2019 - 10:47 am

    Its so depressing… Union has to be strengthened… Revolution needs to come….

  • Mike Mike

    July 1, 2019 - 11:03 pm

    Meh calling bullshit that's one company that supposedly managed in its market to keep enough growth to still hire people is a anomaly and or just smudging the truth. Anyone notice how they knew exactly how many employees they had before but didn't bother to mention how many more new ones they have taken on. Just forgot that number eh? What a coincidence.

  • Gerald Davis

    July 2, 2019 - 10:08 am

    So Ocado might be employing more workers.It just means their company is growing, thus displacing a less automated grocery store such as Walmart.

  • Paresh Munjani

    July 3, 2019 - 11:34 am

    When you are unemployed and watch this out of the blue.

  • Jen Wren

    July 3, 2019 - 6:19 pm

    Agenda21!!!!! 🤘🏼

  • Muhammad abbasi

    July 8, 2019 - 3:37 am

    Andrew Yang is right man.

  • lewinglobalUnboxing

    July 9, 2019 - 1:16 am

    who's going to be able to buy the products from your automated factories when everyone is automated out of a job? I guess just the 1 percent hopefully they buy a lot of stuff to keep your companies in business

  • Rodney Davis

    July 11, 2019 - 2:48 am

    White people being wicked again

  • LES DALZELL

    July 13, 2019 - 8:58 am

    More fentanyl please

  • FlameofOath

    July 14, 2019 - 1:23 am

    Yikes, humanize is something to be wary of.

  • Info Hub

    July 15, 2019 - 11:38 pm
  • Jim Brauer

    July 16, 2019 - 3:19 pm

    YANG 2020 / FREEDOM DIVIDEND / M4A / Humanity First / Abundance Mindset / $1,000 per mo per adult / Solution to POVERTY = CASH in the hands of Parents and Teachers !!! YANG = YES !!!

  • megahamza8

    July 17, 2019 - 9:27 pm

    Once automation take enough jobs, crime will definitely go up.

  • Gavin Nash

    July 18, 2019 - 11:32 am

    Vote Andrew yang. http://www.yang2020.com

  • blob blob

    July 23, 2019 - 2:06 am

    I feel bad for those people in Kenya, they will set up an "almost" economy then its going to get pulled from underneath them

  • Max Payne

    July 23, 2019 - 9:54 pm

    Gig ecom IT workers it,s all nice here is the problem the BOT is better and better worker every hour and U will NOT be needed soon .Do U have plan B?

  • Ashley Haadt

    July 26, 2019 - 5:19 pm

    Yet another "wulp, that's how it is, get over it" piece. In the 1970's we understood that overpopulation was root of troubles. Empowering women reduces spurious birthing, technology improves carrying capacity, and it was starting to work. Now the narrative is Pollyanna BS. "Oh, well, floor it and we'll see what happens". A no growth society is coming. You know that. Don't fear the reaper, you are men (the spirit is infinite, unconstrained) not beasts (meat blob). Ask not what you can do for your machine, but what your machine can do for us. The grossly overcompensated managers of the World will fall farthest, fastest. They have been dazzled by their own devices, and A.I. doesn't care. Hopefully, necessity being a Mother, they will invent the way forward out of enlightened self interest.

  • Bakso Suka

    July 27, 2019 - 10:58 am

    Who will pay taxes or buy things without a job?

  • rob rob

    July 31, 2019 - 7:32 pm

    so he sells his data for living? amazing…

  • Charlton Blake

    August 2, 2019 - 2:06 am

    Argument: Humans can be retrained during this revolution.
    Counter: The average human can only learn so fast and industries change much faster than during any other industrial revolution. The weakest minds will suffer a lot as a result. We owe it to them to share some of the bounty so that they do not suffer needlessly.

  • John Ward

    August 2, 2019 - 10:14 pm

    Without political intervention to moderate AI and spread the wealth it creates, redundant humans will have no money to purchase the services and goods enhanced by automation. It could be "capitalism without consumers." In such a world, the only opportunities will be in high-tech crime possibly via the Dark Web. Capitalism is a good servant but a bad master, moreover it acts without any direction except greed and with no concern for people, nation and environment. The uppermost .01% have only a few years before the American or British version of the French Revolution is upon us. They need to escape from San Francisco to New Zealand soon, before the riots begin.

    Is it any wonder the young folks of today are accepting of socialism? Capitalism itself may disappear if steps to compensate for the destructive social effects of AI are not taken by governments.

  • I Beat Women

    August 8, 2019 - 2:15 am

    no such thing as automation, wont happen within the next few generations. technology is slow and wont catch up to people for a very long time

  • PeachesCourage

    August 14, 2019 - 8:19 am

    Just wanna say that the electricity necessary for all of this is Cancer in the city and the stuff of night mares too No one is the exception also who is going to buy the stuff robots churn out if there aren't jobs?

  • TF4D 150

    August 15, 2019 - 10:19 pm

    Andrew Yang brought me here

  • WilliamParadise

    August 17, 2019 - 12:18 am

    Coding has entered the chat

  • Daryl Younger

    August 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm

    This is dehumanising, and is lying to people. I will never agree to this shit. Prepare to fight.

  • Daryl Younger

    August 19, 2019 - 2:13 pm

    Imagine if a terrorist or a Rothschild owned a food preparation business. They will chemically modify your food to kill you. Mark my words.

  • Jamie Kloer

    August 20, 2019 - 5:09 am

    That’s what I always wonder who will buy stuff if there is no jobs. How will the world produce resources for mass consumption.

  • Mike The kite

    August 20, 2019 - 3:58 pm
  • Unknown User

    August 21, 2019 - 3:52 am

    They’re employees not slaves or cattle. Microchipping. What sort of idiot accepts that as a condition of employment

  • Kannen2711

    August 23, 2019 - 4:14 pm

    Humans: Fighting for a living wage and worker rights…

    Businesses: Lets just use robots they don't even need a lunch break.

  • BigMilt8

    August 23, 2019 - 10:21 pm

    Educate yourself.

  • David Brewer

    August 24, 2019 - 5:55 pm

    I still to fail to see exactly what these "workers" actually physically do…apart from sitting in front f a screen clicking & typing….clicking on what? typing what?

  • Knight Artoras

    August 27, 2019 - 1:47 pm

    Andrew yang 2020 will save us

  • Captain Nemo

    August 27, 2019 - 5:06 pm

    Someone has to grease them robots.

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