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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    If we take the predictions of the doom-cryers seriously then subsistence farming will be the largest and most popular job of the future.
    And blacksmiths. Carpenters, maybe, too.

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    There are robotic machines that put up drywall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post

    Over the last 30 years the skill required in electrical engineering has slowly diminished. It many cases degraded to the what would be a technician in the past.
    Probably a symptom of trades where books serve as reference for acceptable solutions.

    Science on the other hand has gone to teaming for large and important problems parcelling out bits of uncertainty among many expecting an agreed upon results that work thereby keeping human controlled use of computing.

    Unless someone has means to access every problem this approach should be good for as longs as humans exist.

    Although if and when problems are resolvable by size and automation I see the possibility that even this avenue will begin to decrease human involvement.

    MY view is we need another means for getting humans to feel they are participating in society for their and it's betterment than through work and commerce. Maybe handing out credits for humans in a society or endeavor in proportion to computer betterment of life by some formula related to association of particular human to computer which produces betterment. Symbiotic relations seem important for humans as do feelings of worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowy Man View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    If we take the predictions of the doom-cryers seriously then subsistence farming will be the largest and most popular job of the future.
    And blacksmiths. Carpenters, maybe, too.
    In the post-tree ecology? What will they carpent?

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    Genuine "job creation"

    definition of "job": A need not yet met, which would benefit people if someone would do it.


    Here is a "job" which we need someone to do, and which most educated people can do, and which anyone can start doing immediately, and which modern technology makes possible for anyone wanting to do it.

    Audiobook reader.

    There are billions of books which have not yet been recorded and made available to society.

    Anyone can meet this need (i.e., a small part of it) by doing the recording, of whatever book or text they think should be recorded, and posting it on YouTube, or wherever -- any place which allows audio recordings to be posted.

    Obviously this doesn't answer how they'd be compensated for their trouble. It would have to be voluntary, at least at first. But a real "job" is anything to do which benefits society, regardless of the compensation.

    A real "job" is not the payment to the one doing the job, but the work or contribution or effort done to provide the benefit to society.

    Perhaps there is a way to compensate readers, but even if there is not, and it would be voluntary, the point is that there is a huge need, for the audio readings to be made available to society, and the means to do it is very easy, universally accessible, with little need for investment by anyone choosing to undertake to offer their contribution.

    Those who have talent and work hard to produce a good recording would have a chance to get compensated, by someone, publishers, who would want recordings done. All readers have to do is start to work on their recording, without needing any degree or credential or college classes as a prerequisite. Just an interest, some ability, and a desire to contribute to society ("change the world" -- "make a difference" etc.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpenproletariat View Post
    Audiobook reader.

    There are billions of books which have not yet been recorded and made available to society.

    Anyone can meet this need (i.e., a small part of it) by doing the recording, of whatever book or text they think should be recorded, and posting it on YouTube, or wherever -- any place which allows audio recordings to be posted.

    Obviously this doesn't answer how they'd be compensated for their trouble. It would have to be voluntary, at least at first. But a real "job" is anything to do which benefits society, regardless of the compensation.

    A real "job" is not the payment to the one doing the job, but the work or contribution or effort done to provide the benefit to society.

    Perhaps there is a way to compensate readers, but even if there is not, and it would be voluntary, the point is that there is a huge need, for the audio readings to be made available to society, and the means to do it is very easy, universally accessible, with little need for investment by anyone choosing to undertake to offer their contribution.

    Those who have talent and work hard to produce a good recording would have a chance to get compensated, by someone, publishers, who would want recordings done. All readers have to do is start to work on their recording, without needing any degree or credential or college classes as a prerequisite. Just an interest, some ability, and a desire to contribute to society ("change the world" -- "make a difference" etc.).
    How many have you recorded so far? How much did you spend on recording equipment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post

    Over the last 30 years the skill required in electrical engineering has slowly diminished. It many cases degraded to the what would be a technician in the past.
    Probably a symptom of trades where books serve as reference for acceptable solutions.

    Science on the other hand has gone to teaming for large and important problems parcelling out bits of uncertainty among many expecting an agreed upon results that work thereby keeping human controlled use of computing.

    Unless someone has means to access every problem this approach should be good for as longs as humans exist.

    Although if and when problems are resolvable by size and automation I see the possibility that even this avenue will begin to decrease human involvement.

    MY view is we need another means for getting humans to feel they are participating in society for their and it's betterment than through work and commerce. Maybe handing out credits for humans in a society or endeavor in proportion to computer betterment of life by some formula related to association of particular human to computer which produces betterment. Symbiotic relations seem important for humans as do feelings of worth.
    CAD software and embedder AI. Synthesis tools in digital systems take general definitions and derive an optimal solution. Drasticaly reduces the amount of skill and experience.

    Test engineering used to require skill and experience. Test systems with simplified test script tools have generaly redued test engineering to a technician level.

    Mechanical and electrical simulation tools have reduced skill requirement's for design.

    And so on.

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