Robots coming to steal half your jobs, Bank of England warns

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BlackJack616, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. BlackJack616

    BlackJack616 Active Member

    https://www.rt.com/uk/321771-robots-automation-jobs-unemployment/
     
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I think we are safe, UPS already thinks we are robots.
     
  3. Number24

    Number24 #24

    They don't think, they know
     
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My outlook on this subject is that if your job can be done by a robot or technology, you will be replaced.
    Only governments can stop the progress.
     
  5. onewithedd

    onewithedd Member

    I'd love to see a robot try to find an Orion stop in a peak season load!!
     
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Isn't it ironic that as our population grows the advances in technology reduces the number of jobs?
     
  7. DriveInDriveOut

    DriveInDriveOut The One Who Knocks

    Technological singularity is going to turn this world upside down. Even if we never reach it, economic and social collapse seem inevitable the closer we get to it.

    Lots of people smarter than me seem to think it's coming, they just can't agree on when.
     
  8. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The Industrial Revolution had an even bigger effect.
    Google "Luddites".
     
  9. Sportello

    Sportello Well-Known Member

    Robots are coming to almost every field that involves labor.

    The bigger question/dilemma, is how do we (as a society) deal with it?
     
  10. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

  11. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I'm waiting for the day that we can elect robots to run the gov't .
    Finally we will have something in office that will not always be thinking about their next election and actually do the job .
     
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    why is a troll like you worried about working ?
     
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  13. Kev123

    Kev123 Guest

    I'd love to see UPS make driver helper robots. Should be interesting.
     
  14. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    ur one to talk. the conservatives on here spend more time making smart ass remarks than debating the issues
     
  15. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    a robot doing government work?
     
  16. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    debate what? The guy you keep quoting is not here to debate us.
     
  17. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    How's the basement?

    Parents treating you well?
     
  18. teamer

    teamer Active Member

    no they wont buy him a robot
     
  19. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Ex-CEO of McDonald's: $15 Minimum Wage 'To Cause Job Loss ... Like You’re Not Going to Believe' - Breitbart

    Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes.
    “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi said Tuesday.

    “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe,” Rensi added.