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Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna

Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK: Federico Pistono at TEDxVienna
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How Technology Is Destroying Jobs Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Even more ominous for workers, the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for many types of jobs as these powerful new technologies are increasingly adopted not only in manufacturing, clerical, and retail work but in professions such as law, financial services, education, and medicine. That robots, automation, and software can replace people might seem obvious to anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent. Brynjolfsson and McAfee are not Luddites. New Economy? Dr. Digital Losers

The Zeitgeist Movement Global TEDxIIT - Tom Tresser - The Gift Economy Study: Self-driving car sales will explode 1 of 7 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Annual sales of self-driving cars worldwide — including those that require some driver input — will balloon from 230,000 in 2025 to 11.8 million by 2035, a new study predicts. That would result in a cumulative total of 54 million self-driving cars in use around the world by that year, says consultants IHS Automotive. It's no longer a question whether such cars will be built, but how soon and how many. By 2050, IHS predicts, nearly all vehicles — private and commercial — will be self-driving cars (SDCs). "As the market share of SDCs on the highway grows, overall accident rates will decline steadily," says Egil Juliussen, principal analyst for autonomous driver-assisted systems at IHS Automotive, who co-authored the study with IHS senior analyst Jeremy Carlson. About a third of all global SDC sales in 2035 will be in North America, IHS says. Later in the 2020s, more sophisticated systems to handle more complex conditions will come to market.

Why ET3? | Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies Freedom and Abundance with Permaculture: Veronica Santo at TEDxFloyd The 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours Getty The University of Southern California is testing a giant 3D printer that could be used to build a whole house in under 24 hours. Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has designed the giant robot that replaces construction workers with a nozzle on a gantry, this squirts out concrete and can quickly build a home according to a computer pattern. It is “basically scaling up 3D printing to the scale of building,” says Khoshnevis. The affordable home? Contour Crafting could slash the cost of home-owning, making it possible for millions of displaced people to get on the property ladder. It could be used to create high-quality shelter for people currently living in desperate conditions. As Khoshnevis points out, if you look around you pretty much everything is made automatically these days – “your shoes, your clothes, home appliances, your car. Contour Crafting The robot automates the process of building a house from scratch How does Contour Crafting work? “It’s a CAD/CAM solution,” says Khoshnevis.

Kestävä kehitys Kun ajattelemme yhteiskunnan kestävää kehitystä, ajattelemme usein tuotteiden kestävyyttä, pitkäjänteistä ajattelua ja luonnon kunnioitusta. Yleisesti ottaen kestävä toimintatapa on menettely, jossa otetaan huomioon järjestelmän kestävyys tulevaisuutta varten. Tämä ajatus ei kuitenkaan ole vain fyysistä, materialistista maailmaa varten, vaan se pätee myös ajatuksiin, uskomuksiin, ihmisen toimintaan ja koko yhteiskuntaan. Kestämättömällä toimintatavalla on epätasapainoinen negatiivinen vaikutus, joka ajan myötä vaikuttaa haitallisesti ihmiseen, yhteiskuntaan ja/tai ympäristöön. Samoin jos tietty yritys tuottaa toimintansa sivutuotteena paljon jätettä, ja saastuttaa ympäristöä, voidaan myös tätä pitää kestämättömänä käytäntönä, riippumatta siitä mitä kyseinen yritys valmistaa. Tämä on tietenkin kestämätöntä, sillä talousjärjestelmämme sisäänrakennettu tehottomuus tuottaa lopulta tarpeetonta päällekkäisyyttä, jätettä ja saasteita. Joten kysymys kuuluukin, mikä on kestävä ideologia?

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