Trump Picks The Low Hanging Fruit
The Donald is saving some jobs, but he is fighting
a losing battle against technology
a losing battle against technology
The slow motion economic collapse of society is happening all around us, but we are too busy with our everyday lives to see it.
Donald Trump is trying to bring jobs back to America. That low hanging job fruit will help for a time but it will ultimately fail as robotics, technology and the Internet abolish jobs by the millions.
Almost every day we are being hit over the head by stories of job loss on top of job loss.
- Just a few days ago the political hacks of Paris proudly announced the rolling out of driverless city busses. So say goodbye to hundreds of thousands of bus, taxi and truck driver jobs.
- Good paying, middle class oil worker jobs are being taken over by robots.
- Jobs in the military are being abolished as soldiers are being replaced with Terminators.
- This movement is worldwide with nations like China moving to robots workers.
- A Japanese company fired more than 30 workers and replaced them with an artificial intelligence system.
- We even see robots replacing journalists and writing newspaper articles.
Just Google robots and job losses. If you are not shared shitless by the endless stories then you have to be brain dead.
|Bye Bye Jobs|
Bill Katz owned five travel agency offices in Pennsylvania.
The Internet forced them all to close. Now he works alone out of a home office.
Internet Poverty - 60,000 Travel Agents Lose Their Jobs, Are You Next?
Welcome to Eternal Poverty
It is hard to wrap your mind around the simple fact that our fathers and the current generation will have lived at the peak of human wealth and prosperity.
The last 60 years saw a nearly perfect balance of demand for labor and good paying jobs creating a massive middle class.
But human labor is no longer in demand, but the population of the earth keeps growing and growing. New millions of humans are born and they need jobs, jobs that are vanishing at light speed.
Our economy is plunging rapidly into a world of permanent unemployment and poverty that will be ruled over by a wealthy class of Oligarchs.
The Hunger Games World
Oligarchs live in wealth, average people in poverty
I get the feeling we are moving closer to a world that looks like The Hunger Games.
In The Hunger Games the nation of Panem consists of a wealthly capitol city where people live a lavish and technologically advanced lifestyle. The Elite are supported and surrounded by districts of people living in poverty and near starvation.
The poor are kept in line by a brutal Police State that is willing to kill as many people as needed to protect the system.
The signs are there that governments want to the prevent social unrest caused by unemployment. This month Finland started to give unemployed Finns an unconditional monthly payment of 560 Euros ($590).
But how much "peace" can minimal welfare payments really buy? People want to live the good life. When that lifestyle was denied to them we saw violence like the French, Russian and Chinese revolutions.
We are moving into a Brave New World of eternal poverty along side that of massive wealth. There will be an added "bonus" that the poor will be policed by Terminators.
Droids and Jobs
This brilliant TED program makes a lot of good points, but misses the long term problem of permanent unemployment and poverty.
American Workers Outsourcing Own Jobs Overseas
|The Jobs Sandcastle|
As fast as Donald Trump might try to build a castle of new jobs
we see technology (like the tide) coming in to eat away at
the base until the castle finally collapses.