The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

  • Published on: 08 June 2017
  • Automation in the Information Age is different.

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    The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different This time
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  • Typed Scroll
    Typed Scroll   3 hours ago

    That's why I am learning carpenter. Good luck with paying off your student debt!

  • winston kwan
    winston kwan   10 hours ago

    whats the name of the san francisco project management company, or wheres the source?

  • James Neave
    James Neave   12 hours ago

    "does our future have to be this grim?"points at AmazonOne 100 billionaire and employees paid nothing and fired off they sit down too long.Yeah, unless we very quickly shoot the rich we're already there.

  • James Neave
    James Neave   12 hours ago

    Good, no more need for work.We can just enjoy ourselves instead.

  • Sha Wn
    Sha Wn   15 hours ago

    Let us just create a robot for a substitution for our work. When they work, the money will be for us. TADA! A solution for people who are lazy.

  • tenshi7angel
    tenshi7angel   1 days ago

    It's like saying that Horses would have a new line of work once cars became a thing. Yeah, who rides a horse nowadays? This is humans if things continue.

  • Peniel Kassa
    Peniel Kassa   1 days ago

    Anybody notice the umbrella corporation,🤔

  • Bravo Mike
    Bravo Mike   1 days ago

    My only hope is that when there is actually so much excessive products created due to the unprecedented 24/7 production capabilities of the machines, things don't just get expensive for us due to its excess, but rather it gets cheaper and cheaper until its virtually nonexistent and people won't even need jobs or need to get paid anymore.

  • Chirpy XC
    Chirpy XC   1 days ago

    Yay no more getting up and going to a job I hate

    BATTLETEETH   1 days ago

    The machines have already taken over. The simulation is real

  • Deathwish026
    Deathwish026   1 days ago

    low wage workers (modern day slaves) are screwed :(

  • stuvius
    stuvius   1 days ago

    This just tells us we need to decrease the amount work hours and start enjoying life instead

  • Anthony Decesare
    Anthony Decesare   2 days ago

    Fuck off wang gang, let me enjoy my kurzgesagt without your idiocy please.

  • Roman Jr. Reid
    Roman Jr. Reid   2 days ago

    My solution: make entertainment. Art, video production (movies games TV shows) plays and more

  • Nxort
    Nxort   2 days ago

    Too dramatic! 😌

  • Just Us
    Just Us   2 days ago

    Why don’t we just not make any robots we just stop

  • Dusan
    Dusan   3 days ago

    dey turk err jurbz!!!

  • Ranakastrasz
    Ranakastrasz   3 days ago

    Done by accident? Ha. The sheer number of things tracking people make it quite clear this is intentional.Unless he meant it was originally by accident, people not realizing how much data was left behind, before machine learning started.

  • Vortex
    Vortex   3 days ago

    Yet Kurzgesagt makes way higher quality content than most TV channels do... Thank you :D !

  • Muted Gamer
    Muted Gamer   3 days ago

    Now art canot be made by them or love

  • Reed Melicher
    Reed Melicher   3 days ago

    socialism sucks right now but will be the only option when there are no jobs.

  • Ercan Er
    Ercan Er   3 days ago

    Live performance jobs like sports and competitions will thrive for the time being as long as the AIs won't reach the conclusion of why should we not get rid of humanity?

  • MaliciousLittleCat MLC

    Hallo. I got one dumb question... Er... If all jobs (and I mean ALL jobs) have been taken over by robots... do we still need money?

  • priyanshu priyadrshi

    I some times feel all the resources are ours but still, we have to pay dollars for making different things. Even after knowing that if we don't start soon we will be extinct, we compete with each other and take different humans as our enemy instead we all should make an organization control population vs resource management so that we could go out to other planets. but we r stuck in wars and terrorism.

  • Liam Roberts
    Liam Roberts   3 days ago

    How to make an episode like this. 1 talk about sciencey stuff2 add as many birds as possible3 I dunno

  • John Egbert
    John Egbert   4 days ago

    "...and what we do at work"Animation of someone playing solitaireHilariously relatable for employees; mildly disheartening for employers

  • Paulo H
    Paulo H   4 days ago

    its very wrong to blame change in the way humans inovate as the strongest reason for why "americans" don't produce new jobs since the 60s. the truth is that it is diferent depending on country. meanwhile, since the 60's, china has been acquiring these technological inovations at enormous pace and is creating an absurd amount of new jobs every year. in the case of the US, it is pretty clear that on an effort to "globalize", companies that today are deemed "to big to fail" have been outsourcing jobs to third world, underdeveloped countries like those in south america, and specially, southern asia (even more specially, CHINA). in a business sense, everybody wins from having veryvery cheap labour producing stuff at increasignly lower costs and then exporting it overseas, the only one who loses is , well, the workers and laborers of those countries who acquired, over a century of protests and strikes, enough rights to be able to live confortably on a minimun wage, like was the case with the US before the 70's hit.

  • Ricky107
    Ricky107   4 days ago

    I feel like mechanics will have jobs for a while. Also Here there aren't enough people doing ict work soo

  • Ricky107
    Ricky107   4 days ago

    I learn more from these videos than any school lesson