Reason Foundation

http://reason.org
http://reason.org/news/show/war-against-the-machinesfuture

Reason Foundation

War Against the MachinesóFuture Edition

Ted Balaker
August 3, 2006, 4:55pm

Forbes gives snapshots of various jobs that humans will eventually surrender to machines or, in the case of miners, bacteria: Those of us who've fumbled our way through automatic checkouts at grocery stores won't be surprised to find cashier on the list: Some other jobs on the list: CD store manager, construction worker, union organizer, and even the job so closely tied to outsourcing fears: call center rep. Apparently, machines will also muscle out Maverick, Goose, Ice and other fighter pilots. Once again, The Simpsons was ahead of the times. Six years ago the military school Commandant (voice by Willem DaFoe) said this at a graduation ceremony: Related: Robots to Takeover Oldest Profession And how about Forbes slowly morphing into US Weekly? The "Hottest Billionaire Heiresses" list is here.

Ted Balaker is Producer


Print This