I went up to that clerk and asked if her wages went up when these self-checkout machines were installed. I remember her laughing at my question. "No!", she answered. "We are still making the same wage."
A terrible wrong!
Employers not sharing the efficiency increase of self-checkout machines is a terrible wrong! And look where this terrible wrong has led us! We have had a revolution in computerization since the mid-1980s. Nearly everybody has benefited from computerization.
- Have employees whose jobs have been eliminated by computerization received compensation?
- Have employees whose jobs have been made more efficient by computerization had their wages raised accordingly?
An automated World
A world where nearly every job and task is automated is in our future. It's coming.
Isn't it better that we phase into that World with intelligence and understanding instead simply stumbling into it?
Or would you rather see your job eliminated by a robot and then starve to death because you no longer earn a living?