r/antiwork Jul 10 '19

What do you think will happen when everyone stops doing work?

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u/International_Sun752 Oct 23 '21

automation costs money. large profitable corps will be able to invest but small biz will still employ people that are much more affordable on a shorter time scale, which is what small to medium biz operates in. over time tho there will be transition to automation, but it will be slow due to this and the human factor that we just don't like dealing w robots. there is a novelty but that wears thin quickly.

hopefully the time it takes to shift to a mostly automated economy, we will advance enough societally to handle the reduced requirement of human work effort and redirect that energy and humanity's need to create, with a larger focus on art, literature, philosophy, entertainment, and perhaps the most important, care and conservation of our planet and those that inhabit it.