While many have shown concern about the fate of blue-collar work, Lee believes AI will take white collar jobs first.
If half the work force gets "displaced" by AI, there's no way many of them will ever get back into it for a living wage. The only solution I see is for these machines to support the human population. It would be a very Star-Trek, or Isaac-Asimov future--not that I believe the corporations will let it happen. They'll resist until enough people can't meet their needs that we get a real, bloody revolution, where executives and many MBAs meet the same fate as the royals did during the last French one.
I think you might be overestimating the loyalty of corporate executives. I've been around for a couple of layoffs and watch as people who participated in firing everyone else were then fired. We'll see executive backbiting on a previously unseen scale in order to cut the number of people they have to share with. It may come down to an IT team and a board of directors, hahaha. Corporate charters demand maximum profit right? When the executives start losing their jobs we'll get a universal income. They won't be able to easily find more work and the rank and file won't be far behind.
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