The Robots are Taking Your Jobs (very soon)

A few short thoughts on the effects of technology on the average person’s job prospects in the next decade

Only the wealthiest will be able to afford to have humans wait on them, talk to them, sell them things, etc. The age of robotics will be lonely, sterile, metals and plastic. Your best friends will be a bot,a faceless,souless, voice in a box. 

In the future where robots and machines do everything, human contact will be very expensive. It will become a kind of commodity. 

This isn’t that far off in the future. The big shopping malls are starting to shut down. The big department stores are closing. You don’t have to go to RadioShack to get parts anymore. Amazon has everything. And they just bought a grocery store chain. So, even your food will be purchased without ever having to go anywhere

The problem will be jobs. The best jobs will be in programming, engineering, repair and upkeep of the machines. But, in the States, most people work in some sort of service industry. Where will they go? How will they be able to fit into a society that only needs skilled workers, for very few jobs
We’re in for a real rough ride, I suspect. Hopefully, in the end, the rise of the robots will lead to a new, more creative, human. But, in the meantime, those caught in the middle of the transition will feel very isolated … lost. Many will be left behind. And they will be. It’s inevitable.
The question is, 

Is anyone preparing the way to make this a smooth transition? There’s talk of what will happen. But, there’s absolutely no one really talking about changing the education sytem’s ciriculum  to get the next few generations ready for this. Do we even know what “this” is?  The machines will be faster, smarter, more efficient. 

But this is the worrisome part, the human cost (perhaps) …..What will  the new unskilled labor force be doing? Is there going to be any need at all for them? It sure doesn’t look that way. It looks like your either going to have to have a skill, or multiple technical skills. Or you’re going to have to have a talent of some kind, which would also involve skill. 

Entertainment will still thrive. What forms it morphs into will be interesting. 

I wonder what the pushback will look like. I envision places popping up that” offer a human experience” It would look like today, in a sense. 

You can go to the store and peruse the latest styles in clothing, “like they did back in the 20th century” . You’ll have a waiter. It won’t be the slacker House of Pancakes variety either. They’ll have to have degrees in human interaction, psychology. Everything will be designed to keep technology far in the background. You’ll be able to “escape” to a world that still has that “human touch”

“Human Touch” might become the ultimate buzzword for luxury and comfort. The rest of us will have to put our paper money into a box and it will drop a sandwich, or a bowl of chili. The recipes will be programmed in. It’ll never be wrong. Every thing in the future will be nauseatingly perfect. 

Our clothes will be delivered, after having been ordered online, by a robot. If the pants don’t fit, you’ll have to convince a robot of this fact. 

A robot will come get your return and instantly exchange them for the right ones. But, it’s technology. So, they aren’t right either. After several tries, a box with two pairs of little girls stretchy pants, a pair that, in your mind, no one could possibly fit in, youll finally give up and wear the il-fitting pants and curse the f**king robots

More to come…

Unedited: Thoughts on How to Fix Voting System in the United States

Im serious about changing the way we vote. The current system is totally broken. Here are some ideas on how to fix it in no preferred order :

There should be a week to ten days of voting. One of those days should be a holiday where all businesses are closed to allow anyone who wants to vote the opportunity to do so

Fingerprint ID directly on your ballot, so it’s yours and it’s permanent

A hard copy of your vote on the way out … Just in case

Everyone who gets a driver’s license or any government issue id automatically signed up. Everyone can get an ID online (make digital birth certificates a thing)

Free public transportation on voting day with a voters ID

No results,predictions, or media calling outcomes until every single vote is counted

Eliminate 

electoral college

No 2 year campaigns. Cut that to 3 months. Everyone is in the debates. No more than one TV spot. Two debates a week. 
3rd parties are included in all debates
Results are announced after votes are counted and then audited… Not any sooner under any circumstances
Of course, this will never happen as long as we keep this duopoly in place. There has to be a radical left wing voter turnout to Trump Trump and the corporate Democrats in 2020

Until we go all in, well always have this mess. Many experts, like Noam Chomsky, say Trump isn’t even as bad as it can get. If we don’t radically change the system right now….It can and will be much worse
The answer isn’t Hillary either. It never was.

I don’t know where this saviour is going to come from. But,I recommend #NinaTurner

and #TulsiGabbard as of today
The Green party is being sabotaged by this Jill Stein rich kid idiocy

There’s a new People’s party
There’s one forming around # #Healthcare4all , #livingwage, fairness, that’s getting solid funding. They’re seemingly taking the right steps to come out of the gate fighting. Right now, they’re starting up meetups and offices in quite a few states. They’ve got Bernie style money coming in. They’re taking the $27 donation thing to the next phase

They’ll be able to tell you more and get it right on the facts

#AllianceforDemocraticsocialism

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More later

Trump Would Still Beat Clinton. Think About That

https://jonathanturley.org/2017/04/23/washington-post-poll-trump-would-still-beat-clinton/

I think it’s safe to say, the left isn’t going to budge

The center has to. The center right can go home

I think, teaching Americans that Healthcare,a living wage, sustainable energy and innovation, peace, “progress”, ending poverty, conservation, and preservation of the people’s constitutional rights to equality under the law, restructuring education to prepare our kids for a technology heavy future, etc are issues of the left….issues that effect humanity now and in the future. 
No one is saying we should abandon faith . But.. We should include Science,our responsibility as custodians, temporary residents, can be viewed as a spiritual quest. I’ve got no problems with that. As long as we agree something has to be done
We have to stop voting against a candidate , and find some people we can VOTE FOR… because their policies are humane,smart, and forward thinking
We have to stop letting these politicians and their propaganda arm,cable news , convince us we have to vote out of fear. 
Vote FOR fairness,equality,a future that’s kinder , more responsible. We have to vote as if we have faith in each other. I know that’s a tough one. If you’ve ever argued politics online, you know what I mean. But,we have to appeal to people’s better angels. That’s something Trump definitely didn’t do. 

But, that proves something. This can be scary or not. Depends. Trump proves that people will follow along. If the message is negative, they go negative. So, the idea is to LEAD the people towards something positive. And in the end, they’ll see,by way of experience, that it’s better
Manipulation for positive ends? The fact is, there are a lot of sheep out there. They’ve gotta go somewhere. They’re going to follow. That’s what they do.
(I really believe, although the opposite looks to be true, that this is the last ugly gasp of cracker America. Trump was a desperate move). 

The Traitor Trump? 

If Trump is completely innocent, why is he trying to stop investigations? An innocent Trump would let the Democrats fall on their faces with a fruitless investigation that goes nowhere. That sounds like him. I think he’s tricky like that. That’s not what he’s doing. 

I think he’s compromised. Russia has “something” . I’ve heard it’s about money…. that Putin paid off his debts..back when he did the Miss Universe, or World, or whatever it is, over there. He was in deep debt. After that trip, he paid off a half billion in debts. It’s never been explained where that money came from. 

That’s why we need to see his tax returns 
Its starting to look like he isn’t going to make it through his first term.If he’s guilty,he put this country in a fucking terrible spot. He endangered democracy itself. He’d be our biggest traitor, surpassing Benedict Arnold by a mile. 

I’ve also heard about the kinky shit…. that they have stuff on him in that regard. That wouldn’t be such a big deal. 

It may be both…..sex and money. It’s certainly the most interesting presidential historical clusterfuck of all time. I’m hooked. I want to see where it goes. 

These things take, sometimes over a year. Don’t expect anything soon. More leaks. More freaks. 

2016 the year that broke democracy. 2017, the year of vigilance begins

​I’m still in a,kind of state of “Are you people fucking kidding me?” with the Trump thing. 
I don’t know how going from the smartest president in my lifetime to the dumbest is progress….but, OK. 

Yeah. He’s a good business man. Except that he isn’t. And like all good capitalists, folks like you aren’t even on his radar. He’s NEVER been poor or even walked the streets that us peasants walk. His idea of good business is that he gets it all,fuck everybody else. Is that what you mean by “good businessman”? He’s good for big business. You’ll be buying their shit….if you can afford it. That’s as close as financial relationship will be going on between Trump, his business chorts, and yourself
You’re going to want Obama back. …or, at the very least, regret the stupidity it took to think Trump intended to serve the people . The rich are REALLY going to get richer now. The rest of us will be pushed  further and further away from the American dream and closer and closer to a third world nightmare

All Americans cannot sit still while Putin wreaks havoc on the Western world. If we stay silent, fail to defend it,the end result will be beyond your worst horrible imagination scenario.

These are wild beats looking for a weakness…the right moment to strike.  This isn’t some paranoid delusion.  This is what the communist countries have dreamt of…the fall of the United States.

They can’t beat us militarily. It would make no sense to go to a hot war, for any side. But, now they’re are new technologies .And with them, we’ve discovered new vulnerabilities. Our enemies could shut us down today,right now. Our grid is vulnerable….because of these global technologies.(like internet,WiFi, poor security due) to poorly written code.

I don’t see Trump being the right guy for the job. In fact,he seems so completely unsuited,it would be like me, a 57 year old with arthritis ,being chosen as the new New York Yankees shortstop. 

I can say “I’m the greatest ball player. No one plays ball like me.” You’d laugh and send me off to the old folks home to WATCH the Yankees. So Trump says, “I’ll make a great president….Nobody knows the issues like I do”, that’s what should have happened. BECAUSE IT’S THE SAME FUCKING THING.