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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:58 AM

Did you see driverless trucking episode on 60 Minutes last night? Wow 300,000 jobs

are going to disappear in thin air.

And why do I feel like Elaine Chao and Mitch McConnell are gonna make a ton of cash AND break the union up?


[link:https://www.cbsnews.com/news/driverless-trucks-could-disrupt-the-trucking-industry-as-soon-as-2021-60-minutes-2020-03-15/|

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Reply Did you see driverless trucking episode on 60 Minutes last night? Wow 300,000 jobs (Original post)
flying_wahini Mar 2020 OP
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #1
Loki Liesmith Mar 2020 #2
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #7
Amishman Mar 2020 #3
Mosby Mar 2020 #4
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #6
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #5
Chainfire Mar 2020 #8

Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:04 PM

1. Yes.

I have seen several videos and read articles about automation/robotics/AI.

The real problem they are talking about, up there in the Elysium, is: what do you do when you have too many obsolete human beings?

I mean, what's the profit model here? If you have too many rabbits, what's the solution since they just keep breeding?

Oh, and we'll have none of that utopian, ideological leisure society and do what you love, that's for certain. UBI my ass!

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:05 PM

2. The jobs won't disappear

They will decrease in number but the autonomous rigs are only good for the long haul part of a trip.

Probably autonomous convoys will require a human “sitter”.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:39 PM

7. If the autonomous rigs can do look long haul

They can do local as well, don’t kid yourself.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:06 PM

3. its not just trucking, automation is going to completely transform the labor market in 5-10 years

self driving trucks
RFID driven store inventory and checkout
automated warehouses and shelf stocking
automated fast food
robotic cleaning and janitorial duties
robot fruit pickers
even most bookkeeping and clerical jobs

Yang was right, we need UBI
We also will need to aggressively retrain and reeducate those who are displaced to minimize the burden

I work on designing and implementing origination systems, so I am one of those building the tools that will do a lot of clerical / financial processing jobs.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:07 PM

4. I don't think it will ever happen

Lawyers will see to that.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:38 PM

6. I disagree

As the lawyers will also be automated out of jobs by the AI which is already being developed.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:37 PM

5. This is just what Andrew Yang

Was speaking to for his entire campaign. These jobs are going away along with the truck stop jobs that are often the major employer in roadside communities.

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Response to flying_wahini (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:39 PM

8. I did see that

Maybe the automated trucks won't cut you off when they are supposed to yield at intersections or weave into your lane as you pass them.

This is a sign of progress, people have always worried about job losses from progress. After all, how many blacksmith shops are in your city?

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