Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:12 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Nothing so barbaric, old chum!

Taxes. Make the rich pay them.
Because politicians need their pockets lined too.
They're going to have taxes one way or another. Would you rather they tax the little guy (you and me) than the billionaires?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:30 pm

Tax the billionaire, but don't pretend it's a remedy to people losing their jobs by automation.

Unless you're going to have "socialized" time in the holodeck. :)
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:30 pm
a remedy to people losing their jobs by automation
"Flexibility", i. e. rats race + job insecurity, has been suggested. :mrgreen:

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm

I had genuinely flexible hours working for the Federal government within certain limits.

Eight hours. No overtime. Certain broad limits to what your hours could be so that meetings could take place. It facilitated covering regular business hours in all time zones without assigning shifts.

The union did not have the legal right to negotiate pay (or anything else ordered by Congress), but negotiating this was one thing they did that went beyond the usual pie-card-ism.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:29 pm

↑ That's not the flexibility I was blathering about (regardless of the Dilbert misdirection), but jobs changing faster and faster: publish adapt or perish.

Not necessarily a bad thing per se, but can be and is used in nasty ways.