Against Automation (Photo credit: Taxi For Gable)
Let me clarify my recent blog, published by Dr Alf.
I mean that Millennials should create micro businesses and, wherever possible, put any excess to work to create income or more micro businesses. Here are some examples:
- If they are educated and can write, they should create e-books.
- If they are practical then make things out of wood and sell those.
- If technologically inclined, develop software, games or mobile phone Apps.
- If they are loquacious and can sell, then sell things etc, etc.
What they cannot do, is expect the Government, or the system, to give them what we (the Baby Boomer generation ) once had – yes, you have guessed it, “a job”!
The Governments do not even grasp the problem. They are fighting “the war of the last century” and are not even acknowledging that the problem of technology, robotics, AI and automation destroying more jobs than can be created to replace them is very real.
Wars and diseases used to solve the problem, by killing off the surplus people and the returning soldiers would be employed in the efforts to create a reconstructed economy.
Surplus product was consumed by fire and destruction so that the cycle could begin again.
Later and now, we have planned obsolescence but people have to have income to be able to buy the replacements.
The “haircutting”and plundering by plutocrats has removed income and capital from the masses and transferred it to super wealthy people who have too much of everything and are not likely to want tat and rubbish.
By hanging on to this wealth, the process of recycling money which generates wealth for those at the bottom and middle has effectively stopped for all but a small percentage of very smart people capable of spotting loopholes and opportunities.
Governments are pretending that everything is fine, that their policies are working. They tell people that it is a matter of young people acquiring skills, developing the right attitudes when the UK reality is that there are 45 people for every vacancy.
In Europe, the figures are worse, yet there is more outsourcing, automation and technology being applied than ever and 3D printing and AI makes factory workers and call center agents eventual things of the past.
Clearly, you either have to increase the number of jobs not being automated or you have to reduce population or you have to find a way to share the benefits of automation more fairly.
It is obvious to me that the course already set is more regional wars in distant places, disinformation about the true situation and about the decisions already made and more oblique ways to thin the population (lowered birthrate, squeezing incomes at the bottom, healthcare rationing, chemicals in food, water and the environment).
The Millennials have to find solutions to all this for themselves with or without the assistance of greybeards. It is time for the Millennials to all become Individualists.