Those jobs are gone forever. Let’s gear up for what’s next.
Quincy Larson

Sorry to be a spoilsport, but there is Buckley’s this trend will work out. What wealth do we produce with these automated projects? Nil I would say. All we are doing is building complexity into widgets we already have. Cars are so overengineered now it’s really another form of waste. It’s fun, no doubt, but considering the ERoEI and the ECOE. the equations only serve to speed us up to collapse. The finance industry is another industry getting the wealth but it’s all irrelevant to human happiness. Having everyone with a low iQ on welfare, because their hands are useless is a recipe for disaster. The mass of people cannot afford to buy the products so the economy starves itself. Automated widgets are rarely essentials so they hardly count for poor people. Food on the table is what counts. The economy is so dysfunctional already automation is a dead end. It’s just a fantasy. We do it because we can. But that doesn’t solve the pressing problems we will not willingly resolve and so we are ordained now to crash. The future will be “nasty, brutish and short”

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