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Economic automation and it's effects.

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I don't know where to put this but anyway.


Automation, the use or introduction of automatic equipment in a manufacturing or other process or facility


I never really see a conversation about automation and to a lesser extent AI, how it effects the consumer climate, it's political affects, it's affect on job creation and destruction and lastly what would it do to our cultures.


With the ever increasing encroachment of 3D printing and fabrication, the introduction of ever more automated processes and increasing bar of qualification for jobs in such environments, what fundamentally changes and what do we have to change to ease this transition in a society where work doesn't necessarily mean labour?


as a pointer, the core issues are:





And I do not really have a solid answer to these questions and wish for input.


For me, I believe automation will kill countries that rely on their cheap labour to be competitive in the global market as well as destroy the need for immigration entirely.

As for things like AI, I do not believe AI could ever achieve anything more than what we already do. Without the spark that we have as a species it would never be creative or self aware to the same degree. 

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