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Technology - A Fourth Manufacturing Revolution for Economic Growth Options
Hope123
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 10:30:41 PM

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http://www.ted.com/talks/olivier_scalabre_the_next_manufacturing_revolution_is_here/transcript?language=en

A fourth manufacturing revolution for economic growth is possible according to this TED Talk speaker. I just read the transcript - takes less time. You can return to talk if you wish - top left.

What do you think?

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TiMonster
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:54:54 AM
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The whole robot thing is a bit scary ^^

if robots can do basic stuff, what will happen to the less qualified workers ?

They won't be able to buy anything if they don't have a job
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:21:49 AM

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TiMonster wrote:
The whole robot thing is a bit scary ^^

if robots can do basic stuff, what will happen to the less qualified workers ?

They won't be able to buy anything if they don't have a job


Won't there be fewer less qualified workers? In the UK thousands of unemployed coal miners are now employed in Technology, Retail and other expanding industries. Many are now self-employed tradesmen. Some problems fix themselves.

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TiMonster
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 5:29:17 AM
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It is a solution for sure, but I'm not sure how this would work at a bigger scale.

I don't think there will be enough jobs for the one whose job has been taken by robots (cashier, cleaning guys, some gardeners...)

And students need these less qualified job in order to pay for their studies
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:39:24 AM

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Hi Everyone

While I agree with bits of what every one of you say, I think the point will come (it has already started) when tech. corps. will supply the training, University, skillsets, etc., necessary to do these new higher spec jobs such as maintaining the automatons, robots, software and other necessary positions they need to fill. Yes, this will take much training (retraining) and I think we will get to the point where the corps. will do this almost exclusively (replacing public schools for the most part) in return for a committment to work at the corp. that trained them for a period of time eg; 4, 6, 8, years or more depending on the complexity of the skills and training provided. This is something the military has been doing for 40-50 years now, at least in the U.S. and many European countries.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:57:59 AM

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TiMonster wrote:
The whole robot thing is a bit scary ^^

if robots can do basic stuff, what will happen to the less qualified workers ?

They won't be able to buy anything if they don't have a job


The same thing that happened to the undertrained during the start of the Industrial Revolution they learned to do something else, they left for the frontier or they died of starvation.
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:45:43 AM

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I think this thread ties in somewhat with Progpen's thread. Technology for clean energy.

http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postsm875963_Decentralized-renewable-energy-and-local-sustainable-economies-.aspx#875963

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