Do you think that this will do any good at all?

Bill Gates is supposed to be really smart, right? Do you think what he says here, will convince even one of person supporting hikes in the minimum wage to change his or her mind?  Not a chance.  Why?  These people don't think logically, to begin with.  No amount of logic or common sense will ever change their minds.  Anyway, here's what Billy had to say.  It sounds so familiar, like I heard it somewhere before.
source: TPNN

Bill Gates Against Minimum Wage Hike: Will Cause Humans to be Replaced by Automation

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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has some news regarding future employment numbers and it doesn’t bode well for Obama’s current, fascist push. With the president not only mandating a $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractors and pushing for that nationwide as well as forcing businesses to pay overtime pay to salaried employees earning under $50,000 per year, Gates has news that Obama will not like.

According to a report from Business Insider, Gates revealed his prediction for changes in the labor market on Thursday while speaking at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. This shift will inevitably decrease the workforce leaving more people unemployed.
“Software substitution, whether it’s for drivers or waiters or nurses … it’s progressing. …  Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set. …  20 years from now, labor demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don’t think people have that in their mental model.”
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3 comments:

  1. While computerization and software can replace some jobs at this point in time it cannot and will not replace many jobs that can ONLY be done by a real person. The idea that a nurse or other healthcare worker can be replaced is ludicrous. We will need to have robotic entities on the level of the robot portrayed in Bicentennial Man or Commander Data of Star Trek in order to see complex multifaceted jobs being done by non humans. That technology is not here now. It may not arrive for decades. Even jobs that are mostly intellectual cannot be done completely and properly by computers given today's level of sophistication. In fact until computers achieve true sentience they are ONLY as good as the program they process and
    that program is ONLY as good as the people who wrote it.

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    1. The nurses will NOT be replaced by ROBOTS, but highly, skilled, trained, educated, and paid nurses, WILL be replaced with much less skilled, trained, and paid people with computers telling them what to do, instead of people, having to figure things out by themselves, so the end result will be the SAME for the nursing profession as if they WERE REPLACED by robots. We have already seen this happen in other industries. Technology is NOT replacing physical labor, as we dreamed might happen in the '50's and '60's, but it is replacing the need for intelligence and skill. What's happening now is actually worse for the human condition in the workplace than if robots were replacing workers. You take away the skill required, and you take away the decent pay and any sense of self satisfaction a job might provide. A perfect example is a cashier. They used to have to be able to count out correct change, now the cash register just tells them how much change to give. That's why they cannot handle any curve balls, and the check out line sometimes moves slower than it did in the old days, even though the cash register is telling them what to do. Check out this movie, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiocracy Its a dumb movie, but it is also very prophetic. Between the performance of our public schools and what is required in of our workers, we are creating a nation of idiots. What used to require a craftsman, or a professional, can now be done by a computer and an illegal immigrant.

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