Automation Economy

In “The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain, the chapter on the automation economy unfolds in two parts. There is the doomsday scenario that already exists for millions of impoverished workers in countries like Bangladesh, China, Vietnam and Indonesia. These people are eking out a life at nearly slave-level wages. But we are on the threshold of the second doomsday scenario, where even these meager jobs evaporate because of automation and robots that eliminate the jobs. These videos help to bring the consitions and scenarios described in the chapter to life:

Conditions for workers in countries like Bangladesh today are already dismal

A day in the life of a minimum wage earner in Bangladesh
Bangladeshi garment worker seeks better life for daughters
The dark side of Bangladesh leather

China, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc. are similar

This man worked undercover in a Chinese iPhone factory
Nike Sweatshops

Robots and automation will soon eliminate millions of jobs, leaving these workers with nothing

This t-shirt sewing robot does the job of 17 workers
KMF Sewing Robot RoQon 06000
Watch a robot sew a shirt from start to finish
Journey of Cotton from Farm to Fabric (the entire process of growing, harvesting, spinning, weaving and dying fabric has been completely automated. The only manual step left is sewing, and we are about to automate it as well as seen above)

Jobs all across the spectrum will be lost, not just low-wage jobs

da VinciĀ® Surgery – How It Works
(There will come a day where this robot no longer needs a human in the loop)
Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Doctors?
15 Jobs That Will Disappear In The Next 20 Years Due To AI

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can order the book today on Amazon and other retailers.