As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?

Ross Dawson, , Oct 08, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Interesting analysis of the jobs that will be automated by computers in the not-too-distant future. As we might expect, things that require rote manual skills will be automated. More interesting is the set of categories that won't be automated, according to this chart - management, computer engineering, education, legal, arts, healthcare and service. But I wonder about that - how long, for example, before we just turn over management functions like budgeting and time management over to computers? Meanwhile, the other thought that strikes me as I look at this chart: whatever happened to the 4-hour workday? At some point, doesn't increasing automation and productivity give us more time off?

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