On this Labor Day weekend, it seems appropriate to contemplate where we are in the evolution of work and where we are headed, especially since “work” is now taking on an entirely new dimension in light of today’s technology.
One of our local celebrations in a town called Westville is celebrating its 101’s Labor Day event. How ironic that a socialist movement founded upon Carl Marx’s writings, decried by religious institutions and fought against by industrial titans, has now become a mainstay celebration by the society, which by and large rejects Marxism.
One can only imagine what kind of resistance and persecution the miners of the area experienced when trying to hold their first Westville Labor Day event. But you can be assured that the men of Westville’s diverse ethnic community, who risked their lives every day and had personally seen death, expressed little fear in demonstrating openly their socialist tendencies through a community event.
Today the labor movement has gone full circle and now has little power in the business world. A once united people has now been divided and conquered, through political alliances with International corporations that constitutes a new International Fascist regime. A multi-generational reversal, orchestrated by globalist powers that leave the people semi content by letting them work just hard enough not to get fired and paying them just enough not to strike.
Meanwhile Americans work longer hours than any other industrialized nation at jobs that pay less are becoming harder to find as they dwindle in numbers, while the jobs that do remain and the new ones created, conversely raise in complexity. A truly sobering future scenario, considering America is 26th in education.
But it’s not the continued devaluation of human labor that is the most troubling, nor is the drop in our educational rates the most to be alarmed over, it is the replacement of humans in providing goods and services that needs addressing most.
So as we enter a new Presidential campaign year, the drum beat of the snake oil purveyors begins rising in earnest, with promises of “Job’s Creation”. As the charlatans rapidly talk upon the stage, holding up their elixir as the cure for all that ails the land, they claim that by buying their product all will be cured, while the wheels of their carnival caravan churn through the dust of the citizens crushed dreams.
The promises of jobs by today’s politicians is a charlatans promise, made by snake oil salespeople posing as normal human beings who wear the Mask of Sanity and belong to international manipulators such as the Builderbergs. It is all smoke and mirrors with no solidity in any reality, just good sound bites and pretty pictures, to lure the ignorant locals into buying from them.
Even our economists are missing the greatest paradigm shift in the history of man and haven’t even begun to contemplate, much lest calculate, the impact that robotic technology is having upon our very existence, or the jobs that humans will never see
Automation of industry and our world has been around since the Industrial Revolution began. However the recent introduction of robotic and technology systems, changes everything and begins a new chapter in the worlds history.
Today a single individual can sit at a computer system and produce drawings of complex machines and systems, then calculate the variable stress factors of each component to ultimately arrive at a desired final design. A process measured in days that would have taken months or years in the past, involving hundreds of engineers and draftsmen to create.
These designs are then downloaded to automated machines that can take a raw component, load it into themselves and begin forming the end product, changing tools whenever needed to shape and machine the part, all the while it measures the tools wear to assure micron tolerances (millionth of a meter).
These products are then moved by a robot to a laser system that can perform dozens of measurements per second in assuring that the first machine did its job properly and then on down the line by robots and automated systems until it’s packaged and palleted for shipment.
What once took hundreds of people to perform is now done by only a handful of workers, who serve the machines they work among, being told when to do what and what will need done, not by other humans but the machines that rule their lives.
When the first steam shovels were invented and used, the reduction in the labor force on large construction sights was immense. No longer needed were the armies of men, in carving out the earth for a given project, only a handful of men could now feed and operate a mechanized system for evacuation large areas.
On today’s construction sites, this same mechanization continues and has moved into a Micro scale of automation. Visit any construction site and you will find vast numbers of micro systems in play, from the pneumatic powered mailers to small skid loaders that have attachments to address every conceivable job. Lifts that eliminate ladders and scaffolding, boring equipment, painting systems and the list goes on.
It is a world of high automation, wherein a handful of people can do the work that a hundred years ago would require dozens more. Combined with ever more products that literally snap or fasten into place and the future of constructions matches that of other industries in eliminating the need for humans.
Many of the things we take for granted and have become common place in our lives, take place incrementally over long periods of time. These “technology creeps” allow for acceptance by the masses who eventually adapt themselves to the changes with little forethought. But for others is can be a frustration and confusing experience.
One day upon walking into my elderly fathers home, I happened upon an angered conversation by my father who was on the phone. He was quite agitated and nearly yelling into the phone and upon seeing me finally hung up. Asking who it was he was talking to, he informed me that it was the telephone company and that the “woman” was very rude and refused to listen to him.
At that moment, it dawned on me how far we had come as a species and the brave new world we we’re heading into, where the real world of human interaction and the nether world of digitaltronics now was in collision. Even after explaining that he had been talking to a computer, he still could not fathom its possibility and refused to believe that was the case because it had seemed so real.
Today, conversing with a computer system is routine, going directly to voicemail upon calling nearly every business is commonplace and doing all kinds of financial and internet purchases are screen touches and mouse clicks away from the intended self-satisfaction.
Pumping your own gas, cooking your own pizza, designing your own home, are now considered normal activities. Virtually all of retail is now self service, an industry that once employed a large percentage of the population and catered to your every whim in choosing the items you purchased, has now vanished, with some even providing self checkout of the items you have selected.
It is an industry like all the others, focused on eliminating the need for humans to be involved, instead relying upon technology to bring in higher profits through decreased payroll.
Throughout ever industry including agriculture where tractors steer themselves through the fields, the elimination of the human factor is on a meteoric rise, meanwhile the planetary population continues to climb.
In America today we have reached the tipping point in our ability to employ our people. No longer will everyone be able to find what is considered a “normal” job, nor will they be able to support themselves much less a family in a world gone digital.
This phenomenal is now rapidly spreading around the world with FOXCONN, China’s largest manufacturer recently announcing that they will “hire” a million robots by 2013 to augment their human labor force.
Even our space program is beginning the process of human elimination, by last week powering up the Robonaut (R2B) android that was recently delivered to the space station. So when you combine this technology with recent developments in brain/memory recordings that can be downloaded to another creature, you see clearly the future of the human race. http://robonaut.jsc.nasa.gov/default.asp
So as the carnival barkers euphemistically called politicians claim they have the answer to more jobs, just ask them what their going to do about the robots taking our jobs. Ask them what jobs they have in mind, because over the last several years we followed their siren song and chased computer, teaching and healthcare and we’re sill looking for work.
And do they really think we will believe they’re from the government and are here to help us? I suppose so if you’re a loyal patron of their ideological mantras that lead the sheeple down the primrose path.