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Old March 29th, 2017, 09:08 AM   #1
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Youth at risk of unemployment - automation

People think mining asteroids is in our future but don't seem to be able to see this coming a hell of a lot sooner.

We need to start finding a solution soon.

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Automation in restaurants like this one in China is springing up around the world. Service industry entry level jobs are at risk of being replaced or reduced because of technological trends. (Reuters)
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A new report is shedding light on how technological trends will affect work in the future, especially for youth.

The report released by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is called Future-proof: Preparing Young Canadians for the Future of Work and focuses on how automation in entry level jobs could change the landscape of the labour force.

The Brookfield analysis hopes to help forecast of skills young people may need to land a job and executive director Sean Mullin says although he's optimistic about the long term future, the immediate implications could cause unemployment rates to rise dramatically.

"That's why we're trying to get ahead of this and saying what can we do, so that youth in particular going through our education system are going to have a basket of skills to inoculate themselves as much as possible against that kind of potential future," Mullin said.

Specific trends in technology that the report focuses on are the emergence of artificial intelligence, robotics and sophisticated software, as well as the move toward a gig economy, one characterized by short term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs, such as with companies like Uber and Airbnb, that could potentially disrupt the traditional workforce.
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People think mining asteroids is in our future but don't seem to be able to see this coming a hell of a lot sooner.

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Youth at risk of unemployment with future entry-level jobs replaced by automation - British Columbia - CBC News
Robots need humans to program them and humans to oil and grease them. Robots need electricians for a variety of reasons. Snow Flakes should study Boolean algebra, electrons or grease monkey to be competitive in the modern world. Robots can't do without humans.
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Robots need humans to program them and humans to oil and grease them. Robots need electricians for a variety of reasons. Snow Flakes should study Boolean algebra, electrons or grease monkey to be competitive in the modern world. Robots can't do without humans.
It will be a very short period of time before robot-servicing robots are developed, if they aren't a reality already.
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Who the hell can work for less than a robot's wage?
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This is a good example of technology advancing without regard for the human consequences.

When I moved to my small mountain city, the job of "garbage man" was available. The guys working the garbage trucks were always in a good mood, decent paying job, out in the sun (and snow ). If I happened to be in the alley when they came by, pleasantries always were exchanged.

Then, we got automated. The garbage cans themselves suck. In order to make them "grabbalbe," they have a strange construction that really cuts down on the usable interior volume.

The driver sits on his ass for eight hours a day. No pleasantries are exchanged, but garbage technology "moves forward."
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Old March 30th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #10
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You are assuming that the cost of the robots will stay above the equivalent of a $7.50/hr wage.

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