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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 09:21 AM

6. It will require an entirely new economic and social order

 

I'm glad Hawking is talking about this. I mentioned during a casual discussion with some conservative pundits that the current arguments about economics are really besides the point considering what is coming with robotics and automation.

No one is going to have to work very soon (very soon being 20 years or so), not only that it will be inefficient for a human to do 99% of the jobs.

How are goods and wealth and land going to be distributed under that system?

I received a lot of shaking of heads because the conservative pundits knew what this meant. Wealth building as it exists now will not make sense.

Once that (how goods and wealth and land will be distributed under this system) is decided, and it will take a lot of the worlds smartest people to figure that out, how do we avoid overpopulation and using up all of our resources? When smart robots will be able to produce almost infinitely and churn raw foodstuffs and other raw materials into whatever we want at a frightening rate, when those robots can iteratively create smarter and faster robots to continue to speed all of this up, without some management with the ability to enforce population and consumption control, we will use every piece of resource up quickly.

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