Vox looks at how the way we work may change in the future and what that means to society.

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brycekolton

A good video, but I think one of the key things the futurist argument left out was that previous advancements replaced menial, physical labor with machines, and left people to do higher level thinking jobs, like driving, accounting, designing, etc. The next level of automation will include technology that allows those jobs to be automated as well. This video has a good section that explains it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU (recommend watching the whole thing, but the section I’m talking about is at 3:32)

Stephen Fesler

That’s an important point of the debate/speculation. The whole Vox series on this is really interesting and that’s also addressed in several other pieces here as well: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8cMiYb3G5cOQt79FW6DbYePPivDWYvl