7.30.2006

 

Just what you'd expect...

It's just what you expect in a Robotic Nation -- the economy is growing vigorously, but very few people (outside the wealthiest) are seeing any benefit from that growth. Reports this week confirm that the process is even affecting people with college degrees:

College-grad wages stuck in a slump

From the article:As robots move into the economy, we will see more and more of this trend. For details see:

Comments:
From the article:

"Lewis worked his way up through technology companies around San Jose, Calif., finally landing a $77,000-a-year Web design position. But in five years, he received only a single 5 percent pay increase."

Ummm... "Lewis".... your problem is that you're still at the same company after 5 years, dummy. In that kind of position you should be changing jobs after 2 or 3 years.
 
I'm one of those people who can't even get a job with my Associate of Applied Science in PC Support.

I did, however, hear that the minimum wage is going up to $7.25 over the next 3 years. Not that it's going to matter much with taxes and inflation.
 
I suppose the slow move in trends for college grads' financial conditions toward those of high school grads' a few decades ago could just be due to the increased number of degrees being cranked out these days. A few decades back, most people entered the workforce with just a high school diploma, and a bachelors degree was considered a high achievement. Now there's not much you can do without going on to college or trade school that would earn a living wage.

I generally agree with Robotic Nation on most of the events posted, but the change in trends seems to be more of a natural part of higher degrees becoming the norm rather than the exception.
 
WTF? You kids think you're so smart? Start your own company... ungrateful bastards. ;)
 
Robotic Nation is a graveyard these days. Ever since the movie "I, Robot" petered out, Marshall has totally lost interest... and the odd thing is, there is more exciting stuff happening with robots than ever before! Shameful.
 
Basic business. Companies have paid programs just at the edge of profitability.

If your better, start your own company or buy stock in the one your in like lawyers and doctors do. I see that as the role model.
 
Robotic Future News is updated more frequently.
 
The Australia Project
 
The Great Depression
 
Technocracy
 
2:10,
Maybe it's because there is now enough evidence that it's pretty obvious that the robotic nation will occur.
 
More than enough actualy, considering that robot vision seems to be doing better than expected. I think that robots able to do simple jobs will be available by 2015, and that's still a late estimate.
 
Is the economic data reflective of a robotic nation? It certainly can't be attributable to an excess of functioning robots, because there aren't too many of those. It is indicative of a surplus of labor, or a lack of demand. The big change following the Great Depression was that the government became a huge employer. The decades long attempt to roll back that policy has taken on this form: if you have a government job you can keep it, but we will restrict the number of new hires. That is why younger workers are gettingthe shaft because the boomers wont relenquish their cushy jobs. I propose we lower the retirement age.
 
I think the following figures are reliable and fairly indicative.

Japan says it will likely have a robot in every home in 2015.

South Korea says it will have a robot in every home in 2015-2020.


Robot Future News

You might want to get a farm with a spring. I also started theaustraliaproject.com.
 
Of greater and more immediate concern: the dwindling population of experienced, educated workers to enter the worldwide workforce. Baby Boomers retire-->not enough workers left to support them. Same situation in Japan, Asia AND Europe. This is the after effect of WWII generation kids. Global disaster is coming, and it ain't gonna be pretty, young folks.
 
Evidence is pointing to both a lack of working humans in the future, but at the same time evidence of working humans being replaced. Maybe The Australia Project won't need to happen, and the robots will replace human labor about the same time as it runs out? There might be a decade or two of problems, but I don't see a labor supply related disaster that extends much farther than that.
 
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