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Old 05-14-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I usually arrive at airports exhausted and grumpy, and I stand there pretending I've never seen a computer terminal before. Then they the people come up.

I'm not sure how warm the staff was, but it's certainly a trend - as with the automated checkout at CVS, I think it is, or the long buses. That's what the powers-that-be want, I suppose - no employees to pay, only customers to profit from.
I prefer the kiosks at places at CVS because it's faster checking out (provided the machines work properly ). Low skilled employees can be incredibly rude, and with machines, I don't have to worry about some surly attitude. Good... Replace them, and maybe then they'll learn some damn manners. I was in a Whole Foods the other day and the lines were so empty that I had no wait at all. The cashiers were clearly just happy to have jobs because they were polite and more than willing to assist with anything I needed instead of chit chatting and BS-ing with their co-workers.
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Old 05-14-2017, 08:31 PM
 
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Machines do some things far better, faster, cheaper and accurately than humans. Also when it comes to luggage they don't steal things either.



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Old 05-14-2017, 09:25 PM
 
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All of you folks who prefer to have your personal instant conveneince/efficiency over your peer human worker job opportunities, you are digging a big hole for yourself or your offspring because you may well be the next batch of work force to be replaced and rendered worthless in the near future.
You're an idiot. Maybe we should still have the horse and buggy? Maybe everyone should still work on a farm? After all, US labor was once 90%+ agricultural.

People like you don't want jobs. You want do-nothing jobs that pay well. There's a difference.
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:28 PM
 
Location: ATX
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You're an idiot. Maybe we should still have the horse and buggy? Maybe everyone should still work on a farm? After all, US labor was once 90%+ agricultural.

People like you don't want jobs. You want do-nothing jobs that pay well. There's a difference.
A do-nothing job says the fool who doesn't understand the poster's point about the danger of automation. So customer service is a do-nothing job? Who knew that there's a difference between jobs and do-nothing jobs in the customer service space. What the hell do you do that makes you superior to people working at the airport?
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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All of you folks who prefer to have your personal instant conveneince/efficiency over your peer human worker job opportunities, you are digging a big hole for yourself or your offspring because you may well be the next batch of work force to be replaced and rendered worthless in the near future.
God I hope so. I get so tired of going to work sometimes. #Lay-zee
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:47 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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A do-nothing job says the fool who doesn't understand the poster's point about the danger of automation. So customer service is a do-nothing job? Who knew that there's a difference between jobs and do-nothing jobs in the customer service space. What the hell do you do that makes you superior to people working at the airport?
He's right. We as a society ADVANCE. That's just the way it is. You either adapt or move to the side, and yes, some people WILL lose their jobs because of automation. The days of a nice cushy union job filled by someone that likely has little education are coming to a close, and some people are angry and afraid at their own failures. That's their problem. Go back to school if you can and get re-trained for something that can't be replaced by machines. Some jobs will always require a human being because of what's involved.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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A do-nothing job says the fool who doesn't understand the poster's point about the danger of automation. So customer service is a do-nothing job? Who knew that there's a difference between jobs and do-nothing jobs in the customer service space. What the hell do you do that makes you superior to people working at the airport?
I used to coach 7 year olds with logical thinking as a hobby. Wabe's posts overall put his level of thinking nicely around the average of those 7 year olds I worked with. The disturbing thing is that he is an adult now with limited potential to develop and improve compared with the brains of 7 year olds. I hope he manages to stay in the work force long enough so he won't regret what he wished for.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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It is only a matter of time until robots and AI take over ALL jobs. Once this happens, we as humans can focus on enlightenment. Think Star Trek.

That or AI will take over, think Terminator.

When it comes to check-in. I always fly first class and so I enjoy checking in with a human at the priority check in line. If I'm running late, they will even escort me through security (I have pre-check) and to my flight.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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All of you folks who prefer to have your personal instant conveneince/efficiency over your peer human worker job opportunities, you are digging a big hole for yourself or your offspring because you may well be the next batch of work force to be replaced and rendered worthless in the near future.
This is why you don't stop learning and develop skills that make you a jack of all trade. A human flight check in is not necessary anymore. They are more people flying now then in the past. The lines would be insane if everyone needed to be checked in by a human. Technology has advanced so has the service industry.

A lot of industries are being displaced by automation. Filing taxes can be done via website instead of an accountant. Numerous finance companies are using robot-investors that use an algorithm to buy/sell mutual funds, EFT, etc. Paying bills - Now pretty much you can do an online payment to pay a vendor. No more using a check or money order to pay a bill.

Basic law of the universe: Nothing stays the same. Everything keeps on changing.

So you either change with it or you get stuck behind.

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Old 05-15-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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This is why you don't stop learning and develop skills that make you a jack of all trade. A human flight check in is not necessary anymore. They are more people flying now then in the past. The lines would be insane if everyone needed to be checked in by a human. Technology has advanced so has the service industry.

A lot of industries are being displaced by automation. Filing taxes can be done via website instead of an accountant. Numerous finance companies are using robot-investors that use an algorithm to buy/sell mutual funds, EFT, etc.
Sorry, but you will never beat machines in learning any specific task...that is proven and it is only a matter of time to scale up.

The reason for some of you who stay hired in the current work force is precisely because that you outperform some of your fellow human workers, whom you look down upon, in learning and committing yourselves to certain specific trades of your choice, and that you could still bring some profits/value to your employer.

With the arrival of new/future gerations of machines, your learning ability will be at infant levels in comparison, and more trageic for you, the machines have no sleeping, social, or medical needs and they are 100% committed to their employers 24/7/365. If you were the employer, would you choose "wawabe" the adult with a toddler brain function or a fully trained/committed machine? Which one will bring more profit to you?
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