In 21st century, there are few critical technological advancements that are ongoing and are going to change the world forever.
Automation is one of them.
Currently, we are still using human labor on jobs that later would be dominated by machines.
Many speculations and assumptions about this robotic future, but to a more realistic view–how would Automation change our lives? And the structure of society?
In the next 20-30 years, Automation is going to mature, currently there are many many firms and companies working on improving Robotic Automation–inventing more optimal machines, creating chains of supply and production and conquering obstacles in the way of mature Automation.
For hundreds years, the education system is aimed to train more “workers” and “labors”. Sending those who can line up on a chain of production, or those who can type and read under the corporations’ owners’ supervision.
Maturing Automation means this complete system’s crackdown. Even though we have college and university students graduated, but we still see many people from high school, middle school or community college entering these “worker” class, as being a worker on the current human-labor-have-to-be jobs.
The point, once the Automation is preferably mature, all the workers are going to either lose their jobs or can not find any job. Though this process must be long. But it’s in the foreseeable 20 or so years.
Then comes the question, where are these people going to go? Would there be new jobs for these worker class?
I believe there will. Problem is, what? What would be the suitable jobs for workers if they no longer need to “work”?
In 21st century, we are bringing our lives to complete digital dimension. Everything, everything starts to become E-.
So the real life issue might probably going to go into the E-world. As material world starts to kind of mature, and new opportunities would be opened online. This is so true even under current circumstances.
So the imagination would be the worker class online. Those workers who worked in material world before, would work in the digital world. The digital world is still pretty rudimentary, and it needs human development to forward its progress. So imagine that, workers online. I’m not sure if it sounds cool or not, but it’s a foreseeable future.
China, as the World Factory, has the world’s biggest production chains. Quantity enormous, thus many workers in China would need to learn how to enter the digital world and get a job.
However, the current E-world, most jobs pertain to high skill requirements. Engineers, coders, programmers, designers, all these people that utilize the E-art have high education and high skills. So the problem would, if it’s going to be the future, and workers online, should the jobs be dumber down?
At least in China, many workers don’t hold a college degree and many of them drop out of high school or middle school. These people came from nothing, and they can only serve nothing. If you want them to become higher class, they would need to pay, but they can’t. This won’t change in the foreseeable future in the next 20 or 30 years.
This social structure in China has been around for decades. You either crack down this structure, or you eliminate the bad seeds.
I don’t know what the future would become, but this, is a logical conclusion.