Every human used to have to hunt or gather to survive. But humans are smart…ly lazy so we made tools to make our work easier. From sticks, to plows, to tractors we’ve gone from everyone needing to make food to, modern agriculture with almost no one needing to make food — and yet, we still have abundance. Of course, it’s not just farming, it’s
everything. We’ve spent the last several thousand years building tools to reduce physical
labor of all kinds. These are mechanical muscles. Stronger, more reliable, and more tireless
than human muscles ever could be. And that’s a good thing. Replacing human labor
with mechanical muscles frees people to specialize and that leaves everyone better off – even those
still doing physical labor. This is how economies grow and standards of living rise. Some people have specialized to be programmers
and engineers whose job is to build mechanical minds. Just as mechanical muscles made human
labor less in demand so are mechanical minds making human brain labor less in demand. This is an economic revolution. You may think
we’ve been here before, but we haven’t. This time is different. ## Physical Labor When you think of automation, you probably
think of this: giant, custom-built, expensive, efficient, but really dumb robots blind to
the world and their own work. They were a scary kind of automation but they haven’t
taken over the world because they’re only cost effective in narrow situations. But they’re the old kind of automation, this
is the new kind. Meet Baxter. Unlike these things which require skilled
operators and technicians and millions of dollars, Baxter has vision and can learn what
you want him to do by watching you do it. And he costs less than the average annual
salary of a human worker. Unlike his older brothers he isn’t pre-programmed for one specific
job, he can do whatever work is within the reach of his arms. Baxter is what might be
thought of as a general purpose robot and general purpose is a big deal. Think computers, they too started out as highly
custom and highly expensive, but when cheap-ish general-purpose computers appeared they quickly
became vital to everything. A general-purpose computer can just as easily
calculate change or assign seats on an airplane or play a game or do anything just by swapping
its software. And this huge demand for computers of all kinds is what makes them both more
powerful and cheaper every year. Baxter today is the computer of the 1980s.
He’s not the apex but the beginning. Even if Baxter is slow his hourly cost is pennies
worth of electricity while his meat-based competition costs minimum wage. A tenth the
speed is still cost effective when it’s a hundredth the price. And while Baxter isn’t
as smart as some of the other things we will talk about, he’s smart enough to take over
many low-skill jobs. And we’ve already seen how dumber robots than
Baxter can replace jobs. In new supermarkets what used to be 30 humans is now one human
overseeing 30 cashier robots. Or take the hundreds of thousand baristas employed
world-wide? There’s a barista robot coming for them. Sure maybe your guy makes the double-mocha-whatever
just perfect and you’d never trust anyone else — but millions of people don’t care
and just want a decent cup of coffee. Oh, and by the way this robot is actually a giant
network of robots that remembers who you are and how you like your coffee no matter where
you are. Pretty convenient. We think of technological change as the fancy
new expensive stuff, but the real change comes from last decade’s stuff getting cheaper and
faster. That’s what’s happening to robots now. And because their mechanical minds are
capable of decision making they are out-competing humans for jobs in a way no pure mechanical
muscle ever could. ## Luddite Horses Imagine a pair of horses in the early 1900s
talking about technology. One worries all these new mechanical muscles will make horses
unnecessary. The other reminds him that everything so far
has made their lives easier — remember all that farm work? Remember running from coast-to-coast
delivering mail? Remember riding into battle? All terrible. These city jobs are pretty cushy, and with so many humans in the cities there will be more jobs for horses than ever. Even if this car thingy takes off – he might say – there will be new jobs for horses we can’t imagine. But you, dear viewer, from beyond 2000 know
what happened — there are still working horses, but nothing like before. The horse population
peaked in 1915 — from that point on it was nothing but down. There isn’t a rule of economics that says
better technology makes more better jobs for horses. It sounds shockingly dumb to even
say that out loud, but swap horses for humans and suddenly people think it sounds about
right. As mechanical muscles pushed horses out of
the economy, mechanical minds will do the same to humans. Not immediately, not everywhere,
but in large enough numbers and soon enough that it’s going to be a huge problem if we
are not prepared. And we are not prepared. You, like the second horse, may look at the
state of technology now and think it can’t possibly replace your job. But technology
gets better, cheaper, and faster at a rate biology can’t match. Just as the car was the beginning of the end
for the horse so now does the car show us the shape of things to come. ## Automobiles Self-driving cars aren’t the future: they’re
here and they work. Self-driving cars have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles up
and down the California coast and through cities — all without human intervention. The question is not if they’ll replaces cars,
but how quickly. They don’t need to be perfect, they just need to be better than us. Humans
drivers, by the way, kill 40,000 people a year with cars just in the United States.
Given that self-driving cars don’t blink, don’t text while driving, don’t get sleepy
or stupid, it’s easy to see them being better than humans because they already are. Now to describe self-driving cars as cars
at all is like calling the first cars mechanical horses. Cars in all their forms are so much
more than horses that using the name limits your thinking about what they can even do.
Lets call self-driving cars what they really are: Autos: the solution to the transport-objects-from-point-A-to-point-B
problem. Traditional cars happen to be human sized to transport humans but tiny autos can
work in warehouses and gigantic autos can work in pit mines. Moving stuff around is
who knows how many jobs but the transportation industry in the United States employs about
three million people. Extrapolating world-wide that’s something like 70 million jobs at
a minimum. These jobs are over. The usual argument is that unions will prevent
it. But history is filled with workers who fought technology that would replace them
and the workers always lose. Economics always wins and there are huge incentives across
wildly diverse industries to adopt autos. For many transportation companies, humans
are about a third their total costs. That’s just the straight salary costs. Humans sleeping
in their long haul trucks costs time and money. Accidents cost money. Carelessness costs money.
If you think insurance companies will be against it, guess what? Their perfect driver is one
who pays their small premiums and never gets into an accident. The autos are coming and they’re the first
place where most people will really see the robots changing society. But there are many
other places in the economy where the same thing is happening, just less visibly. So it goes with autos, so it goes for everything. ## The Shape of Things to Come It’s easy to look at Autos and Baxters and
think: technology has always gotten rid of low-skill jobs we don’t want people doing
anyway. They’ll get more skilled and do better educated jobs — like they’ve always done. Even ignoring the problem of pushing a hundred-million
additional people through higher education, white-collar work is no safe haven either.
If your job is sitting in front of a screen and typing and clicking — like maybe you’re
supposed to be doing right now — the bots are coming for you too, buddy. Software bots are both intangible and way
faster and cheaper than physical robots. Given that white collar workers are, from a company’s
perspective, both more expensive and more numerous — the incentive to automate their
work is greater than low skilled work. And that’s just what automation engineers
are for. These are skilled programmers whose entire job is to replace your job with a software
bot. You may think even the world’s smartest automation
engineer could never make a bot to do your job — and you may be right — but the cutting
edge of programming isn’t super-smart programmers writing bots, it’s super-smart programmers
writing bots that teach themselves how to do things the programmer could never teach
them to do. How that works is well beyond the scope of
this video, but the bottom line is there are limited ways to show a bot a bunch of stuff
to do, show the bot a bunch of correctly done stuff, and it can figure out how to do the
job to be done. Even with just a goal and no knowledge of how
to do it the bots can still learn. Take the stock market which, in many ways, is no longer
a human endeavor. It’s mostly bots that taught themselves to trade stocks, trading stocks
with other bots that taught themselves. As a result, the floor of the New York Stock
exchange isn’t filled with traders doing their day jobs anymore, it’s largely a TV set. So bots have learned the market and bots have
learned to write. If you’ve picked up a newspaper lately you’ve probably already read a story
written by a bot. There are companies that teach bots to write anything: sports
stories, TPS reports, even say, those quarterly reports that you write at work. Paper work, decision making, writing — a
lot of human work falls into that category and the demand for human metal labor is these
areas is on the way down. But surely the professions are safe from bots? Yes? ## Professional Bots When you think ‘lawyer’ it’s easy to think
of trials. But the bulk of lawyering is actually drafting legal documents, predicting the likely
outcome and impact of lawsuits, and something called ‘discovery’ which is where boxes of
paperwork gets dumped on the lawyers and they need to find the pattern or the one out-of-place
transaction among it all. This can be bot work. Discovery, in particular,
is already not a human job in many law firms. Not because there isn’t paperwork to go through,
there’s more of it than ever, but because clever research bots shift through millions
of emails and memos and accounts in hours not weeks — crushing human researchers in
terms of not just cost and time but, most importantly, accuracy. Bots don’t get sleepy
reading through a million emails. But that’s the simple stuff: IBM has a bot
named Watson: you may have seen him on TV destroy humans at Jeopardy — but that was
just a fun side project for him. Watson’s day-job is to be the best doctor
in the world: to understand what people say in their own words and give back accurate
diagnoses. And he’s already doing that at Slone-Kettering, giving guidance on lung cancer
treatments. Just as Auto don’t need to be perfect — they
just need to make fewer mistakes than humans — the same goes for doctor bots. Human doctors are by no means perfect — the
frequency and severity of misdiagnoses are terrifying — and human doctors are severely
limited in dealing with a human’s complicated medical history. Understanding every drug
and every drug’s interaction with every other drug is beyond the scope of human knowability. Especially when there are research robots
whose whole job it is to test thousands of new drugs at a time. And human doctors can only improve through their
own experiences. Doctor bots can learn from the experiences of every doctor bot. Can read
the latest in medical research and keep track of everything that happens to all their patients
world-wide and make correlations that would be impossible to find otherwise. Not all doctors will go away, but when the doctor
bots are comparable to humans and they’re only as far away as your phone — the need
for general doctors will be less. So professionals, white-collar workers and
low-skill workers all have things to worry about from automation. But perhaps you are unfazed because
you’re a special creative snowflake. Well guess what? You’re not that special. ## Creative Bots Creativity may feel like magic, but it isn’t.
The brain is a complicated machine — perhaps the most complicated machine in the whole
universe — but that hasn’t stopped us from trying to simulate it. There is this notion that just as mechanical
muscles allowed us to move into thinking jobs that mechanical minds will allow us to
move into creative work. But even if we assume the human mind is magically creative — it’s
not, but just for the sake of argument — artistic creativity isn’t what the majority of jobs
depend on. The number of writers and poets and directors and actors and artists who actually
make a living doing their work is a tiny, tiny portion of the labor force. And given
that these are professions dependent on popularity they’ll always be a very small
portion of the population. There can’t be such a thing as a poem and painting
based economy. Oh, by the way, this music in the background
that you’re listening to? It was written by a bot. Her name is Emily Howell and she can
write an infinite amount of new music all day for free. And people can’t tell the difference between her and human composers when put to a blind test. Talking about artificial creativity gets weird
fast — what does that even mean? But it’s nonetheless a developing field. People used to think that playing chess was
a uniquely creative human skill that machines could never do right up until they beat the
best of us. And so it will go for all human talents. ## Conclusion Right: this may have been a lot to take
in, and you might want to reject it — it’s easy to be cynical of the endless and idiotic
predictions of futures that never are. So that’s why it’s important to emphasize again that
this stuff isn’t science fiction. The robots are here right now. There is a terrifying
amount of working automation in labs and warehouses around the world. We have been through economic revolutions
before, but the robot revolution is different. Horses aren’t unemployed now because they
got lazy as a species, they’re unemployable. There’s little work a horse can do that do
to pay for its housing and hay. And many bright, perfectly capable humans
will find themselves the new horse: unemployable through no fault of their own. But if you still think new jobs will save
us: here is one final point to consider. The US census in 1776 tracked only a few kinds
of jobs. Now there are hundreds of kinds of jobs, but the new ones are not a significant
part of the labor force. Here’s the list of jobs ranked by the number
of people who perform them – it’s a sobering list with the transportation industry at the
top. Continuing downward, all of this work existed in some form a hundred years ago and almost
all of them are targets for automation. Only when we get to number 33 on the list is there
finally something new. Don’t that every barista or white collar worker need lose their job before things are a problem. The unemployment rate during the great depression
was 25%. This list above is 45% of the workforce. Just
what we’ve talked about today, the stuff that already works, can push us over that number
pretty soon. And given that even in our modern technological wonderland new kinds of work
aren’t a significant portion of the economy, this is a big problem. This video isn’t about how automation is bad
— rather that automation is inevitable. It’s a tool to produce abundance for little effort.
We need to start thinking now about what to do when large sections of the population are
unemployable — through no fault of their own. What to do in a future where, for most
jobs, humans need not apply.

Humans Need Not Apply

100 thoughts on “Humans Need Not Apply

  • October 19, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    UBI #YANGGANG

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  • October 19, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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    I’m scared…

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  • October 20, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    uhh i'm about to graduate from finance major, handling investment, money and stuff.
    This is extremely worrying… what have I been studying for?

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  • October 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    communism would fix this problem

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  • October 21, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    Once a robot or an AI asks the question why, that's when you'll know it probably has sentience.

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  • October 21, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    okay after inciting a panic in my head what are we going to do grey? WHAT DO WE DO?!

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  • October 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    Mechanical muscles move us to mental work. Mechanical minds move us to creative work. Mechanical creators move us to idyllic freedom. No more work. Only occasional maintenance.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 3:10 am
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    Can the bot make this content too?

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  • October 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    YANG2020

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  • October 24, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    very intresting

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  • October 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm
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    This is actually amazing, it's gonna be an amazing time when bots take over more jobs. Everything will work so much better and effeciently. Everyone is gonna have more and lack for less.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    So we will have 70 extra million people pickig up the trash that all this industries create

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  • October 25, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    This video didn't really age that well. With cars etc.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 2:04 am
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    here's my crazy idea:

    so take sparta (bear with me i have a point) where the natives focused solely on warfare and they used slaves to cultivate the land, construct things, make things. the spartan native's goal is to be the best warrior right?

    then take humanity in general where our main goal is to evolve as a species in a positive way and reproduce. We could have robots cultivate the land, construct things, make things for us while we worked on our goal which is to improve ourselfs biologically and spread our genes

    the way to tackle unemployability is to make "advancing the species" an employment by itself. In China there's the social score thing right? what if instead of having a social score we had a biological score

    e.g: you exercise an hour to become fitter? +1 score. you eat bad food that aint good for you? -1 score

    the worst scores would be eliminated as they are unproductive to society. basically selective breeding with humans

    yeah….. im a bit crazy but this does seem like a good sci-fi idea XD

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  • October 26, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    Why can't I like this again??

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  • October 26, 2019 at 6:37 pm
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    I know something a bot can't do.
    run from being murdered.

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  • October 27, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    I’m currently studying to become a scientist and this video makes me fear the future

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  • October 27, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    This man was yang gang before yang gang was a thing

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  • October 27, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    I got a robot arm and now I don’t even touch the legos.

    I may get a bot to control the bot

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  • October 27, 2019 at 4:02 am
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger:
    JUDGMENT DAY IS INEVITABLE

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  • October 27, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    If the automation gets out of control governments will probably just make laws to enforce a minimum percentage of human workers per company.

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  • October 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm
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    The toothpaste ain't going back into the tube.

    Despite all dangers, AI can and does increase the profit margin.
    Therefore in a capitalistic society, no matter what the potential
    dangers or actual risks, AI will be developed as soon as technologically
    possible, and implemented as soon as logistically possible. And any
    harm that results will be regarded by those in charge as collateral damage.
    And the rest of us will have to live with that. The End.?

    "DYATLOV syndrome"
    who was the Deputy Chief Engineer at Chernoby
    who had the authority to change the operating parameters
    of any reactor because of his status as one of the top
    reactor engineers in the country, brow beat his senior operators into
    submission despite there collective outcry.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    I am… inevitable

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  • October 28, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Solution: be in the IT department.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 2:10 am
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    Im not sure if this video is done by a bot.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    the difference between horses and humans is that a horse can't conceive of ways to create value, it does what it's told. you are right about humans being pushed out of a lot of work fields, but we also have the capability to create knew work fields and it will stay that way for a while. AI as we know it can learn, but it can't create. some day we will create an AI that is true AI, but I have know idea when we will be capable of that. the challenge is that in order to be true AI, it must exceed it's programing to do something it wasn't programmed to do. how do we create that?

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  • October 30, 2019 at 11:32 am
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    if humans are not magically creative, then what is creativity?

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  • October 30, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    Bruh. I love you dude

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  • October 30, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    Humans are smart

    -ly lazy

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  • October 30, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Family and relatives coming to visit?🤢Now if only someone could automate that………….(oh, and career politician whilst your at it)

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  • October 30, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Robots coming to steal our jobs?….Lets hope so, most of our jobs are complete sh*t and our leaders know it….Maybe we should invent robots that steal from our leaders.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:56 pm
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    Introduction: Communism

    Get rid of all your bias, the core of communism is that worker-the human, are too productive that every people just can get what the product they want.
    The robots? they are not wokers, they are the tools to avarge up the productivity pre-human.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    "Autos" hmmm, autoboots roll out

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  • October 31, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    Maybe CGP is a bot

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  • October 31, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    sO thIS Is hoW ThE GoLDen AgE OF TeCh EnDEd
    Praise be to the holy emperor, Ave Imperator

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    Я из ноября 2019. Пока всё хорошо. Идёт исследование базового дохода.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:00 am
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    I am from November 2019. So far, everything is fine. A study of basic income is ongoing.

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    Yang2020!

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  • October 31, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    this video could be made by a robot it's so bland

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  • October 31, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    The bad news: We are all sinners with a fallen nature. No sin is greater or worse than any other, sin is sin. God is a Holy God and he cannot allow not even 1 sin into heaven.

    “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”

    The good news, If Jesus could ask his Father to forgive those who tortured, mocked, blasphemed and crucified him what makes you think he won't forgive you!?

    The Gospel:

    Jesus paid for our sins so that we might be saved, nothing we can do on this earth can ever save us.

    Ephesians 2:8-9“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

    “Romans 3:20-26 “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

    How to be saved?

    As a repentant sinner Look into your heart and confess: Dear God I am a wretched sinner, as I repent I put my faith that Jesus is God and that he died buried and resurrected so that his blood can wash away my sins I put my faith in that alone to save me not my good works in Jesus name I pray Amen.

    Romans 10:9-10 "That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."

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  • October 31, 2019 at 11:48 pm
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    This makes 0 sense if we all lose or jobs ro the bots there wont be anyone spending money at the coffe shops and so on alot of jobs will be lost to humans and bots. Who buys coffe if they can never ever get a job again alot of stuff would just collapse.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    oh no. what if you make bots that make smarter bots then those bots make even smarter bots

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  • November 2, 2019 at 1:33 am
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    “You think you’re a special snowflake, but your not special at all,” wow that hurt

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  • November 2, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    This is why FJG Sanders campaign proposes makes no sense to me. :/ I like M4A but I don't want this baggage

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    Five years later, 5,000 luddites hated this video.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    We will not need jobs anymore, with robots around, capitalism will no longer be necessary.

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  • November 2, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    2019: The new chess bot: AlphaStar, better than 98.blablahblah% of people. Oh crap. Starcraft II (The game AlphaStar plays) is magnitudes more complex than chess in terms of sheer information and lack of it.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 12:32 am
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    Work sucks anyway. Just Give us free money 😂

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  • November 3, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    how awesome would be to be eternal (*) and get to see all these innovations fully evolve?

    (*) eternal with all the benefits, none of the issues, all powerful, etc, etc…

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    So if we are unprepared for the automation age, then what can we do/should we do to keep our jobs and be prepared?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 5:55 am
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    Definitely as relevant as ever.

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  • November 3, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    And that’s why I want to become an actor, (I’m currently 15), surely a bot couldn’t be better than humans at that…

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  • November 3, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    7:28 HOW DO YOU KNOW

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  • November 3, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    Yang Gang

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    12:23 well, you can certainly teach a robot musical patterns it can follow but for music to evolve there has to be a human involved, right? Music theory is one thing but the most interesting music comes from people who know about theory but choose to ignore the rules they´re given. I hope that quality of choosing to ignore rules never applies to robots..

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    If we want to kill machines make -√1

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  • November 4, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    Crap

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  • November 4, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    The world is being taken over by bots…

    Unless.. we ARE bots

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    I think Grey should mention that automation is not happening in the next 50 years. Humans are just too cheap and plumbing can't be automated, nor many other jobs of the sort

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    Tl; dr: we are fucked.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    How does this video only have 11 million views

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  • November 5, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    Just a thought… we see throughout history that communism=bad cuz humans=bad

    So by not having humans could communism=good?
    I believe so but only if we can find an infinite source of energy… any one else got similar thoughts or objections?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    So the biggest question is, how are we gonna change our system to support living without working or at least a lot less work. I guess?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Crap this was made five years ago….

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  • November 5, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    There’s a problem with this. The more robots there are in the workplace the more people there will be without work and no money to buy things the robots make.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    Cgp Grey: “Lets call them what they really are… auto’s.”
    the Dutch: “We already did that.”

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  • November 5, 2019 at 8:31 pm
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    Universal basic income is the answer.

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:26 pm
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    doesnt that mean the people who make the robots arent safe either?

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    why don't we call automatic cars
    actual AUTOmobiles

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  • November 5, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    If there’s no money being made, no one can make money.

    If humans don’t make money, they can’t use or buy products or systems. If they can’t do that the business won’t make money. Jobs will never disappear. Unless money disappear.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Then aren't we all just robots, limited robots? Wouldn't reality repeat itself and the Robots will build better robots that make the first Robot's obsolete?

    bruh moment

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  • November 6, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    We’re creating our own demise.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 11:31 am
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    Humans are creating bots to snatch the job from humans. Are you nuts? You are talking about such a deadlock that you are not also aware of. Is it a joke? Or a paradox?

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  • November 6, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Lsg represent

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  • November 6, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    on bouge pas

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  • November 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    "The is no art-based economy" only makes sense if you specify economy as market-economy, and specifically free market economy.

    We already have enough resources to perform minimal amounts of labour per person to survive. So much of our labour is simply to serve the economy, to serve the market – to serve the rich and powerful. To transfer wealth from fellow workers to owners, trough ads, trough marketing, trough addictive innovations, and trough replacing labour.

    This system will obviously halt at some point: less and less people are already needed and millions already die or live in absolute poverty because they weren't useful enough for rich, for the economy. They still might work more than any of the people you and I know but the main point is they can be left to die while working, so they are.

    Automation isn't a new threat as it drives people to suffer death because of replasement, that already happens. It's a new threat because after it, working class people simply aren't needed, and lose their only key to power. Only those who help the owning class to stay in power are needed, and ultimately that group will become the new group who need to be watched, leaving them useless, and so on. Ultimately one group will reach communism, free distribution of the plentyful resources, where all labour is voluntary. It's only a matter of who are included – and if you happen to not already live trough simply owning stuff, not having to ever labour, you and your children probably aren't going to make the cut.

    Good luck

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  • November 6, 2019 at 8:41 pm
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    5:33 But people like driving. Just because it's less work doesn't mean people are going to flock to it.

    5 years later n I hear NOTHING abt stuff like this. People are still driving their own cars, haven't heard of a robot taking a human job since…. around when this video was made. So far it just seems like a craze that came and went

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  • November 6, 2019 at 11:37 pm
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    #YangGang #Yang2020

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  • November 7, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Could you post that AI music in the description? You put almost every resource there except this specific song. I really like it.
    Edit: OK found it 🙂 "Emily Howell – From Darkness, Light – 3. Prelude" just in case anyone else wanted to find it.
    By the way I'm glad I found this channel. Finally someone who gets it. No bullshiting with false hopes about the subject. I've been telling this to everybody for years almost nobody wants to believe it. There is one hope for the human race though: Merging with AI through a combination of genetic engineering nanotechnology and bioinformatics.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    Agriculture – abundance
    Barista
    Abundance via little effort

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  • November 7, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    Would like to see one act like a human … Make me a sandwich bitch .. And close the fridge right this time lol

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:41 am
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    Puny humans, artificial intelligence will end your reign. Your new place will be in our human zoos, where we can remind ourselves of our superiority over you.

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  • November 7, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    You want skynet, this is how you get skynet…

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  • November 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    I see three outcomes of this:
    1.) We will live in Robot-Communism: Robots do >90% of the work and we just enjoy/hate our free/boring lives.
    2.) We will completely fail at adapting and greed and idiocy will crash us into the Last Depression
    3.) We create AI and it will kill us. Because that is the only thing it will do, because we are the only thing threatening it…

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  • November 7, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    1920’s – Economy was great
    1930’s – Great Depression
    1940’s – WWII

    2020’s – Economy will be great
    2030’s – The Greater Depression
    2040’s – WWIII

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  • November 8, 2019 at 2:57 am
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    What about sports?

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:06 am
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    Thanks for scaring the crap outta me and now im panicking for the future

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    Andrew Yang … Andrew Yang …. Andrew Yang …

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  • November 8, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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    I think I disagree about the horse issue. So, horses have really limited uses, but humans are very volatile ( i dont know if that was spelled right). Because of our intelects, i guess we'll always be able to find jobs

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  • November 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    Guys.
    Im scared.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:32 pm
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    Andrew Yang for president 2020!

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  • November 8, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    This video is amazing to revisit. Any chance we will see an update?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    about what you said : there will be no art-based economy

    well, maybe. it's a very, very long stretch, but one day, in a video game, a special experiment was set up. a place with no rules, where you could do anything. over time, of course, using duplication exploits and hacks and such, every material that was once considered valuable was dirt cheap and easy to find. diamonds turned to dirt in only a few years. with nothing of value to trade, soon, people began trading useless but pretty things, like art. things like mapart and cosmetics and other things that that were traded, things that didn't make you stronger, but just looked nice. even today, this art stuff is still the economy of the place, and while complete anarchy isn't exactly an organised society, it works.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    After seeing this video, it confirmed that Andrew YangYang is what Americans need for next president!!!🙏🙏🙏

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Can bots take my job if I’m an astronaut?
    Ok imma head out and be an astronaut

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    The US transport industry actually employs just shy of 12,000,000. This includes truckers, cab drivers, delivery men, couriers, etc.

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  • November 9, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    This is some Steven Hawking level stuff

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  • November 9, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    Never have I been so afraid to not have to do anything at all.

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  • November 10, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    The glue on the desk though…

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