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Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk
"In this possible terminal phase of human existence Democracy and Freedom are more than 'values to be treasured' - they may well be essential to survival." - Noam Chomsky.
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Bankers beware: City 'will soon be run by robots' - Telegraph

Bankers beware: City 'will soon be run by robots' - Telegraph | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence will render human efforts redundant, says Microsoft executive
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The Crash Course - Chapter 11 - Inflation - YouTube

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OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034? | CT News Junkie

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034? | CT News Junkie | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
For over a hundred years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles. Those changes…
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Fixing the Digital Economy

Fixing the Digital Economy | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
A decentralization of power coincides with an intense concentration of power. This apparent contradiction makes perfect sense once one understands the nature of modern power.
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The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear

The Chairless Chair, an invisible chair that you can wear | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it.
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Are machines killing the job market?

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Traditionally, new technologies have created more jobs than they've destroyed over the long term. Now some economists say that may be changing.

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Autonomous 'Road Trains' Will Usher in the Driverless Future

Autonomous 'Road Trains' Will Usher in the Driverless Future | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Automated convoys of trucks could be tested on UK roads next year.
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US Military Self-Driving Car in Action - "GUSS" Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. - YouTube

U.S. Marines with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab conduct experiments using the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate (GUSS) at the Kahuku Training Area on the ...
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Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection

Inside the Dark, Lucrative World of Consumer Debt Collection | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
In the murky world of unpaid bills, a banker and an ex-con can make a fortune — if they don’t run into too many crooks.
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Robots robots everywhere

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EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » How Many Miles Can You Drive on an Hour’s Wages? 100 Years in One Chart

EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » How Many Miles Can You Drive on an Hour’s Wages? 100 Years in One Chart | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Economic commentary and teaching resources
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The One Percent Are Literally Rich Beyond Measure

The One Percent Are Literally Rich Beyond Measure | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The one percent are hard to measure because they hide money in tax shelters and keep it in foundations and holding companies.
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Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch

Who’s Doing Common-Sense Reasoning And Why It Matters | TechCrunch | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
When we humans communicate, we rely on a vast background of unspoken assumptions. Everyone knows that “water is wet,” and “people want to be happy”..
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​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism

​The Future of Robot Labor Is the Future of Capitalism | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robots entering the workplace isn’t even really about robots; it's about capitalism.
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Massive online brain being built for the world's robots

Massive online brain being built for the world's robots | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Could this be the dawn of the robot apocalypse? Researchers are using cloud technology to build a huge online brain for all robots.
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Robots will augment jobs not take them – “The future ain't what it used to be”

Robots will augment jobs not take them – “The future ain't what it used to be” | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, the planet is abuzz with humans designing, organizing, manufacturing, servicing, transporting, communicating, trading, buying, and selling Think of all t...
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Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class

Robots won't destroy jobs, but they may destroy the middle class | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Get ready for some immiseration.
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How your boss will run your life in a few years

How your boss will run your life in a few years | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Want job security? Let your company monitor you 24/7.
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Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S. | Open Source Science and Technology News

Mass Produced Security Robots Introduced in U.S. | Open Source Science and Technology News | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Gamma2 Robotics appears prepared to mass produce their security robot and begin replacing the 1.5 million security workers in the U.S.
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A Study in Plutocracy: Rich Americans Wield Political Influence, the Rest of Us Don't | Blog | BillMoyers.com

A Study in Plutocracy: Rich Americans Wield Political Influence, the Rest of Us Don't | Blog | BillMoyers.com | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
"The influence of ordinary Americans registers at a 'non-significant, near-zero level.'"
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Insight: Plutocracy trumping democracy

A disquieting paradox is increasingly apparent. Americans hope for the self-respect and happiness that arise from a hearty sense of earned merit. Yet, we simultaneously desire greater wealth and advantages than deserved by any prudent measure of social responsibility. We reckon ourselves upstanding because of petty morality, while seeking to exploit lawful loopholes that aid wealth acquisition. Our strange sense of deservedness is rooted in strategic play and name recognition, not the true value of our contributions.
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Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs

Our New Robot Overlords | Foreign Affairs | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Recent advances in technology have created an increasingly unified global marketplace for labor and capital. The ability of both to flow to their highest-value uses, regardless of their location, is equalizing their prices across the globe.
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Humans Need Not Apply - YouTube

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/2dfh5v/humans_need_not_apply/ http://www.CGPGrey.com/ https://twitter.com/cgpgrey ## Robots, Etc...
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Why Robocops Need to Be Less Efficient Than Human Cops | Enterprise | WIRED

Why Robocops Need to Be Less Efficient Than Human Cops | Enterprise | WIRED | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robocops are reality. Sure, we’re still a long way from Hollywood’s vision Robocop, but automated law enforcement is upon us. Brazil used iRobot PackBot 510s to secure the Maracana during the men’s World Cup this summer, and Germany used OFRO terrain robots to patrol the Berlin Olympic Stadium during the women’s World Cup five years…
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Stop predicting the future. Leave that to the robot who's going to steal your job

Jess Zimmerman: From Asimov’s vision of 2014 to futurist ‘experts’, we have no idea what’s next. Know-it-alls need to stop pretending they do
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