10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines

  • metta

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    Jan 28, 2014 7:39 AM GMT
    10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines


    http://mashable.com/2014/01/26/10-jobs-replaced-by-machines/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
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    Jan 28, 2014 10:34 PM GMT
    "Automation may claim as many as 47% of current jobs by 2033, according to a recent Oxford University study"


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    Jan 28, 2014 10:47 PM GMT
    I refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.
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    Jan 28, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    I can't wait for Luddites' heads to explode.
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    Jan 29, 2014 1:44 AM GMT
    Get rid of bank tellers while you're at it! I find most of them to be rude, annoying and weird! I only use my ATM machine anyway.


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    Jan 29, 2014 2:22 AM GMT
    coin-operated blow job machine

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  • FRE0

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    Jan 29, 2014 2:47 AM GMT
    metta8 said10 Jobs That Are Being Replaced By Machines


    http://mashable.com/2014/01/26/10-jobs-replaced-by-machines/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link


    They forgot to mention key punch operators.
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    Jan 29, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
    I find that when people mention this topic, they fail to acknowledge that sometimes it's not the jobs that are being replaced, but rather the media type. This idea that newspaper reporters will be out of work because there are less newspapers is untrue. The journalistic skills needed to write a news article are roughly the same for web-based news. And most newspapers have a web counterpart nowadays anyway.

    People say the same thing about television. "Don't go into television, because nobody watches TV anymore and eventually there will be no jobs and it will die out." No. People are watching more content online and on demand. That doesn't change the skills needed to produce a quality video. It just means that more programs will be presented online overtime.
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    Jan 29, 2014 11:46 AM GMT
    ^great point...also I'd like to add excellent education programs often teach based on a projection of skills necessary in the future.
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    Jan 29, 2014 12:27 PM GMT
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  • Bicuriouscool

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    Jan 29, 2014 12:53 PM GMT
    computers. Before the machines tere were humans who worked as computers
  • Fritter

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    Jan 29, 2014 1:08 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.


    My own job as a ticket seller is threatened by Ticket Vending machines. I refuse to go through the automated checkouts at stores myself for that reason.
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    Jan 29, 2014 1:20 PM GMT
    11. Toll booth attendant. I haven't paid a highway car toll to a human in years. In some parts of Florida's system they no longer are used, and toll plazas continue to be dismantled, allowing traffic to flow freely at full speed.

    Windshield transponders wirelessly debit the toll account you establish, as you drive past overhead detectors. And if you don't have an account, or it's depleted, automatic cameras record your car license tag for a mailed charge a few weeks later (at additional cost).

    (Don't do that with a rental car in Florida, the bill goes to the rental company, and they'll charge you their own processing fees, as well. You can get portable transponder units at supermarkets & drug stores for temporary use [the rental companies charge too much for ones they have], or I keep a spare one for our guests to use)
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    Jan 29, 2014 5:57 PM GMT
    socalx10 saidGet rid of bank tellers while you're at it! I find most of them to be rude, annoying and weird! I only use my ATM machine anyway.


    Not a smart attitude to have. Not sure what you do for a living, but those bank tellers BUY things with their paychecks. No matter what type of business you're in, that money they make eventually ends up in YOUR wallet. Think about that the next time you wish someone's job goes away. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
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    socalx10 saidGet rid of bank tellers while you're at it! I find most of them to be rude, annoying and weird! I only use my ATM machine anyway.

    Not a smart attitude to have. Not sure what you do for a living, but those bank tellers BUY things with their paychecks. No matter what type of business you're in, that money they make eventually ends up in YOUR wallet. Think about that the next time you wish someone's job goes away. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I always get treated nicely by bank tellers, and all their staff. Except sometimes the interface at the drive-through is clumsy, like with fast-food restaurants.
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    Jan 29, 2014 6:16 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    socalx10 saidGet rid of bank tellers while you're at it! I find most of them to be rude, annoying and weird! I only use my ATM machine anyway.


    Not a smart attitude to have. Not sure what you do for a living, but those bank tellers BUY things with their paychecks. No matter what type of business you're in, that money they make eventually ends up in YOUR wallet. Think about that the next time you wish someone's job goes away. icon_rolleyes.gif


    If you don't weave your own cloth to sew your own clothes, and have your own pig iron furnace in the back next to where you grow your own food and herd your own livestock, you're a hypocrite.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite
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    Jan 29, 2014 11:12 PM GMT
    Riddler could be replaced by a machine. One that spouts inanities when you press a button. The same foolishness over and over. On a loop.
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    Jan 29, 2014 11:23 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Scruffypup said
    socalx10 saidGet rid of bank tellers while you're at it! I find most of them to be rude, annoying and weird! I only use my ATM machine anyway.


    Not a smart attitude to have. Not sure what you do for a living, but those bank tellers BUY things with their paychecks. No matter what type of business you're in, that money they make eventually ends up in YOUR wallet. Think about that the next time you wish someone's job goes away. icon_rolleyes.gif


    If you don't weave your own cloth to sew your own clothes, and have your own pig iron furnace in the back next to where you grow your own food and herd your own livestock, you're a hypocrite.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite


    You're right. I'm a hypocrite. Let's replace all human jobs with machines, including the jobs that ship U.S. businesses to China. Would that make you happy? Speaking of jobs....what is it that you do again?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    I wonder if some hos in the park had to start charging less for handjobs after the fleshjack was invented.icon_lol.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Jan 29, 2014 11:27 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.

    What are your reasons? We're just curious, as we find them far superior to interacting with usually generally under-educated, under-intelligent, all-too-often under-interested cashiers. And to be clear, we don't advocate those people being out of jobs, but we do advocate people being sourced according to their ability and initiative, not just for the purpose of having a job. In other words, evolving with the evolution of technology in practice in everyday life.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 29, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.

    What are your reasons? We're just curious, as we find them far superior to interacting with usually generally under-educated, under-intelligent, all-too-often under-interested cashiers. And to be clear, we don't advocate those people being out of jobs, but we do advocate people being sourced according to their ability and initiative, not just for the purpose of having a job. In other words, evolving with the evolution of technology in practice in everyday life.

    I guess you've never been cashier.

    If people behind the counter are rude to you, it's on you. Most people perk up for a friendly customer.

    You get what you give in this world, and that includes rudeness, or friendliness.
  • BillandChuck

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    Jan 29, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    BillandChuck said
    Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.

    What are your reasons? We're just curious, as we find them far superior to interacting with usually generally under-educated, under-intelligent, all-too-often under-interested cashiers. And to be clear, we don't advocate those people being out of jobs, but we do advocate people being sourced according to their ability and initiative, not just for the purpose of having a job. In other words, evolving with the evolution of technology in practice in everyday life.

    I guess you've never been cashier.

    If people behind the counter are rude to you, it's on you. Most people perk up for a friendly customer.

    You get what you give in this world, and that includes rudeness, or friendliness.

    You don't guess correctly, by the way. Chuck was a cashier for several years in high school. Granted, it's a long time ago, but the point stands. And, WE don't have to guess to know that YOU've never met US, and when we say most cashiers are uninterested (and unintelligent) we say that based on the ones we come in contact with, and we're always courteous, ALWAYS, to the line staff. If/when we have issues, we bring them to management. Which, sadly, seems to be more often than not in the past few years, and often to deaf (or uncomprehending) ears there, too.
  • JArking

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    Jan 30, 2014 12:09 AM GMT
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    Oh god what am I doing with my life!?

    Edit: Oh this is just newspaper related. Nvm carry on.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 30, 2014 1:45 AM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    HottJoe said
    BillandChuck said
    Scruffypup saidI refuse to use the automated checkouts, and I always inform the cashier of my reasons.

    What are your reasons? We're just curious, as we find them far superior to interacting with usually generally under-educated, under-intelligent, all-too-often under-interested cashiers. And to be clear, we don't advocate those people being out of jobs, but we do advocate people being sourced according to their ability and initiative, not just for the purpose of having a job. In other words, evolving with the evolution of technology in practice in everyday life.

    I guess you've never been cashier.

    If people behind the counter are rude to you, it's on you. Most people perk up for a friendly customer.

    You get what you give in this world, and that includes rudeness, or friendliness.

    You don't guess correctly, by the way. Chuck was a cashier for several years in high school. Granted, it's a long time ago, but the point stands. And, WE don't have to guess to know that YOU've never met US, and when we say most cashiers are uninterested (and unintelligent) we say that based on the ones we come in contact with, and we're always courteous, ALWAYS, to the line staff. If/when we have issues, we bring them to management. Which, sadly, seems to be more often than not in the past few years, and often to deaf (or uncomprehending) ears there, too.

    Ugh, I'd never make someone go get their manager. I can't even imagine. What makes you think people are unintelligent just because they're a cashier? There are too many ways to be intelligent to just write people off that easily. I actually think it's unintelligent to act it's someone's job to always be perfect around you. Please. If there are problems with the "line staff" just ask yourself if you're being high maintenance or overreacting. If you really want to be smart then make it your job to not be the jerk when you're in line buying shit. You're welcome. Thanks. Have a nice day.icon_smile.gif
  • LJay

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    Jan 30, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    Scruffypup, while I do not want to see cashiers lose their jobs, I have noticed several overcharges on my grocery receipts lately. One would think that the cashiers, who essentially do the same thing as the customer does at an automatic checkout, would be more accurate due to their experience. Maybe I will be more careful because I need every penny I have.

    As for the bank tellers, they are not at work when I deposit my checks or make withdrawals at noon on Sunday or or 11 PM. Bank machines have made a huge difference in access to banking services. I like that difference. I also like having my banking transactions available online. I have a much older friend who does not know which end of computer to greet who has to wait until the bank mails his statement. I think the automation gives me better money management.

    What we do need to do is concentrate on ways to encourage the workers who are intelligent to thrive. Think of the a grocery or retail clerk and I think that it will be hard for you to imagine yourself dealing with the stress and boredom. You are a bright guy and an artist. Imagine how many of your fellows are stuck in those rather undesirable jobs who would be happy to let a machine take over if they could only find better employment doing what they really are good at.

    Now if I could just find someone who knows how to fit a pair of pants instead of directing me to aisle 15, saying, "That's what we have."