Saturday, September 24, 2016

On Alex Jones's Paranoiac Claim that Machines Are Going to Totally Replace Humans in the Work-Force and Make Us All Expendable

If the dude was as big a student of history as he claims to be he would know that this is hardly an original sentiment. The fact of the matter is that all throughout history people have thought that technology would create mass unemployment and it never has. Yes, certain jobs in certain sectors have been lost but they have always been replaced by other jobs (farm jobs replaced by factory jobs, factory jobs replaced by tech jobs, etc.) and for the most part people have been better off (what, you want to bring back those iron-lung manufacturing jobs?). If you're asking me, this fellow really needs to take a chill-pill.

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