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jmiv  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: One third of Amazon employees in Arizona need food stamps to feed themselves.

Programmers would disagree with your sentiment. And they will be the ones with the most job opportunities, along with engineers, and others in applied sciences in the near future.

Meanwhile tangible goods will be created by robots, robots that are made by engineers and programmers.

What you're talking about -- finding work that is personally satisfying, is something people would and should do as a hobby, or once something like UBI is in place. It's not entirely fantasy. There are less and less jobs due to automation. We will have to solve this problem eventually. I guess the alternative is total economic collapse.




rd95  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Programmers would disagree with your sentiment. And they will be the ones with the most job opportunities, along with engineers, and others in applied sciences in the near future.

Programmers, engieneers, and scientists are not immune to automation. Neither are people in the legal or medical fields. That shit is coming for all of us.

The CEO of GitHub, which caters to coders, thinks automation will bring an end to traditional software programming

"My group at work consists of six engineers. I'm certain that by 2030 it will be no more than four getting more work done than today. Automation won't replace us all right away, but it will reduce staff."

    Meanwhile tangible goods will be created by robots, robots that are made by engineers and programmers.

I used the words "tangible" and "durable," which implies things like handmade, well crafted, made to last. Artisinal stuff, not factory built junk that you can get for cheap off of Amazon.

    What you're talking about -- finding work that is personally satisfying, is something people would and should do as a hobby,

When analysts talk about work, two words that often come up for happy employees is "satisfying" and "meaningful." They're key components to what are perceived as good jobs and important for worker satisfaction.

The world's happiest jobs

Malcolm Gladwell Says All Great Jobs Have These 3 Qualities

That said, serious question, why should we not find our work to be satisfying?

    once something like UBI is in place.

The chances of UBI happening are pretty slim, at least here in the states. We can't even get our healthcare or housing straight.