Natalie Washington (@natawashingto) - Deepstash

Natalie Washington

@natawashingto

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Automation is real, folks

Companies are actively investing in automation because it means they can produce more at a lower cost. That’s good for business. Wages, salaries, and benefits are all just overhead that can be eliminated by use of machines.

Yes, some with highly valued skills go on to get better jobs, but they are very much the minority. Most people end up finding new paid work that requires less skill, and thus pays less. The job market is steadily polarizing.

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 Put simply, the last few hundred years have been an anomaly in the history of working humans. 

It’s vital to explore the past, present, and future of work shifting from humans to machines, how it has impacted our view of time, and take a glimpse into our future.

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Why people want riches

Even though material conditions have improved during the last few decades, happiness has decreased.

This can be because of two factors:

  • People want money to buy more stuff. But if we've already exceeded the amount of money we need to buy happiness, why do we desire more?
  • A more plausible theory is that people want money because it buys them status. However, as society's wealth increases, the money to uphold a status increases, causing status to stay out of reach.

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The Value Of Wealth

Most of us imagine money as a panacea for all problems. When it is in the wrong hands, money provides truckloads of social anxiety, insecurity, chronic lifestyle diseases, mental health issues and resentment.

Taken properly, occasionally and with extreme care, even drugs provide great pleasure. If there is no upper limit to how much one intakes, they can be fatal. Money works the same way.

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