November 16, 2014

IN MUCH THE SAME WAY THAT VACCINES HAVE STOLEN DISEASE FROM US:

Robots to Steal 10 Million Low Paid UK Jobs by 2034 (Lianna Brinded, November 10, 2014, IB Times)

Britons earning less than £30,000 a year are likely to have their jobs taken by robots over the next two decades as 10 million UK positions are said to be eliminated in favour of automation.

According to a joint report by big four accountancy firm Deloitte and the University of Oxford, the lower paid are five times more likely to have their jobs taken over by robots, compared with those earning around £100,000 (€127,245, $159,032).

According to Office for National Statistics data, 30.76 million people are employed in the UK, meaning that the jobs being potentially lost to robots account for 35% of the British workforce.

Nothing reflects our current confusion more than viewing our liberation from menial labor as a crisis.

Posted by at November 16, 2014 5:20 AM
  

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