Monday, September 02, 2019
TKC LABOR DAY FINAL NOTE: ONE LAST CHANCE FOR KANSAS CITY BUY LOCAL MOVEMENT TO BEAT THE MACHINES!!!
Automation is transforming American labor and the very nature of work. There is no denying that workers are being replaced by robots across the globe and the future offers only advances in automation which will claim a growing number of jobs in both the service and professional industries.
It's not just fast food workers who confront robot replacements. Machines can read x-rays better than most radiologists and reference cases faster than any lawyer.
More than any other trend, automation will transform how humanity views human labor. A few references for further reading before we go any further:
CNN: The robots are coming for your job, too
IE: How Engineers Can Embrace Change When AI and Automation Take Their Jobs
The Hill: The dark side of progress -- We're ignoring the most potent threat to working-class Americans
However, the future isn't so bleak for those of YOU who aren't already working on building an army of robot hookers -- Like TKC.
Automation requires investment, investments are made for capital returns and so the profit motive might be a saving grace according to this hopeful TKC reader . . .
"TKC, for Labour Day, remind your readers that automation is not the future for us all. Sure, robots might take fast food jobs. But who wants to work or eat fast food??? Isn't that the goal of companies who make the robot burgers? Money before everything else? Last time I checked robots don't make great salads or culinary masterpieces at reasonable prices. For now, I think our efforts to buy local and grow local might be our best chance to unite our neighborhoods. Buying and selling local isn't just about making a profit at the expense of our world but developing a connection with our community and the land. We don't want people eating gross machine-made grease-burgers. We want people eating healthy food grown locally and served by people who can make a decent wage and enjoy serving their customers. That's the goal. The way to defeat automation might be protest but it also might be to offer our community better choices and a way to support something productive for us all not just higher profits for corporations."
Something to consider and a delightfully granola evening contemplation for our blog community who have to go back to work tomorrow.
You decide . . .