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The Future Of Work: A VICE Special Report (Trailer)

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift in the future of work. In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, VICE talks to industry leaders and laborers to learn how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it.

From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, VICE SPECIAL REPORT: THE FUTURE OF WORK, debuting FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) explores technologyโ€™s threat to the American worker and the ways we are responding.

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38 thoughts on “The Future Of Work: A VICE Special Report (Trailer)

  1. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, VICE SPECIAL REPORT: THE FUTURE OF WORK, debuting FRIDAY, APRIL 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) explores technologyโ€™s threat to the American worker and the ways we are responding.
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  2. God is what๐Ÿ’ God is what will happen like always & forever๐Ÿ’ Robots will free everyone mankind from forced slave labor, Robots work for free, robots will build other robots & repair themselves all for free, robots will make their own energy for free & will produce feed, clothe, food, health care, science & technology, R&D, everything always forever for everyone God utopia๐Ÿ’ in Your hand God๐Ÿ’ i do not exist without Youu God๐Ÿ’

  3. Really enjoyed this episode, I just graduated with a mechatronics engineering degree which teaches automation and robotics. Itโ€™s the future and thereโ€™s no slowing or stopping technology. It can be scary for some but yet exciting as long as you keep up and adapt quickly because at this rate it will leave you in the matrix .

  4. I've maintained that this AI and automation revolution is way over rated. It's a ploy to promote movies, books, articles, seminars, education etc. Whatever machine that replaces a human, needs to be maintained. In the end the only thing AI and automation should affect is the price of goods. Its a way for America to compete in the global manufacturing market place. Automation is not going replace truck drivers. That is a complete fantasy.

  5. Automation has been around for hundreds of years. Yes, some jobs do get displaced, but new ones are always created. The simple belief that we'll wake up one day and every job is replaced with AI/machines is false. I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about automation yet uses the Internet to complain about it. Why not write a letter so you can make sure the post office employee has a job. Technological breakthroughs in (healthcare, food, transportation, and communications) have enabled the vast majority of people to live better lives. Unlike most I tend believe that humans are smart enough to develop new career paths that are fulfilling.

  6. In 1950 CIO President Walter Reuther was being shown through the Ford Motor plant in Cleveland by Henry Ford.
    Ford proudly pointed to some new automatically controlled machines and asked Reuther:
    โ€œHow are you going to collect union dues from these guys?โ€
    Reuther replied:ย  โ€œHow are you going to get them to buy Fords?โ€

  7. Why Andrew Yang is a liar and a charlatan:
    1) You cannot create wealth by decree. Wealth is created by the transformation of resources into products and services that are demanded by consumers. This requires talent, labor, investment, risk, creativity, and marketing.
    2) Printing a bunch of money and giving it out to people would only devalue the currency. It would not create wealth. It would push vendors to raise prices to avoid shortages from those people who are first in line with the newly minted funny money.
    3) If automation and technology is 'destroying jobs' and threatening to impoverish the working class, then wouldn't that make people who lived before the invention of electricity and the steam engine the richest people in history? Why not just destroy the internet if technology keeps people from being as wealthy as they could be. Obviously that's absurd because technology ALWAYS enriches more people than it impoverishes. Taxes and inflation ONLY impoverishes EVERYONE and it especially impoverishes the poorest of all.
    4) Automation does not 'destroy jobs'. It might displace workers but there is a tipping point in automation where if a significant portion of labor is eliminated by automation then that necessarily means the cost of operations will decline. It will result in a a DEFLATIONARY effect, meaning the prices of goods and services will begin to plummet. As companies competitively match each other's reducing prices the consumer is necessarily made a wealthier person. If houses, energy, food, clothes, and medicine are produced at the cost of raw materials (which is ostensibly without cost because it can be harvested by robots) then what would the only reasonable price on these goods be for a population with their last hundred dollars be? The answer is almost nothing. You will effectively be able to retire on pocket change. The megacorporations of the future will seek to acquire reputation rather than capital because capital will have been rendered almost meaningless. Reputation for access to special resources otherwise not afforded by their existing capital or so scarce they are only in possession by individuals or corporations rather than found in nature. It's not merely speculative, it is a concept called 'post scarcity economics' and some of its principles are proven in today's world with things like social media and public relations.

  8. What will happen when only 5 or 10% can work? Quite honestly, people should look into Marxism. He had great ideas but countries adopted his basic principles and gave it a horrible name. Specifically Cuba Russia and China. Imagine life with no financial worries. Once people learn to deal with their ego I think it could be run smoothly.

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