Unfortunately, many people will not understand what I am really trying to get at in this article.
They will just say something like this: "Well, they are going to need someone to build all of those robots."
Even if that is true, they won't need hundreds of millions of us to build them.
No, the truth is that when human workers become "obsolete", those that dominate society with technology will look at the rest of us as "useless eaters" that are not contributing anything to society at all.
Already, there are many economists that are warning that advancements in technology are steadily reducing "the natural employment rate".
And we are already seeing this happen in the United States. As I wrote about the other day, the percentage of the labor force that is employed has declined every single year since 2006...
In January, only 57.9 percent of the civilian labor force was employed.
Of course there are certainly a lot of factors involved in why those numbers are declining, but without a doubt technology is playing a role.
So what do we do with all of the workers that are being displaced?
Are we just going to put everybody on food stamps?
Will the gap between the rich and the poor grow even larger than it is today?
Will most people eventually become dependent on the government in order to survive?
We are moving into uncharted