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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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Automation Is Taking Over, and That’s Bad News for the World’s Poor

Automation Is Taking Over, and That’s Bad News for the World’s Poor | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
As the world's economy rapidly changes, many companies are foregoing outsourcing labor and are instead instituting automation. What will the effect be?
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The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence?

The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence? | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
After extensive research, it is clear that we don't have much time left before we descend into chaos. If we want to change things through nonviolent methods, the window of opportunity is closing f...
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How to Overcome Fear When Facing Real Danger - YouTube

This is the method I use to manage fear. It has helped me in life or death situations. I hope it helps you. Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/StormC...
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One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025 | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Gartner sees robots and drones replacing a third of all workers by 2025, and whether you want to believe it is entirely up to you.
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The 1 percent’s twisted new scheme: The Kochs and other billionaires are determined to buy the White House in 2016

The 1 percent’s twisted new scheme: The Kochs and other billionaires are determined to buy the White House in 2016 | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Kochs and co. learned their lessons from Obama v. Romney, and can't wait to apply them in 2016. Here's the strategy
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CEOs Make WAY More Than ANYBODY Thinks - YouTube

"Rumblings of discontent about executive wages, the 1 Percent, and wealth gaps know no borders. And neither does fierce debate about income inequality in gen...
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Peter C. Newton-Evans's curator insight, October 3, 12:17 PM

Close on the heals of curbing the insidious effects of speculation and unlimited corporate growth in volatizing the world economy, setting a reasonable scale for pay grades is the next most important way to achieve economic stability. 

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Ode to a F*cked Generation No one wants to admit it. But the fact is: this generation’s effed. So what do we do now?

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Christa Wojo's curator insight, September 19, 10:20 AM

 It’s "Generation F," ya'll. Embrace it!

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Kiss or kill: what robots can do for humanity

Kiss or kill: what robots can do for humanity | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
A human kiss can be delivered long-distance by a humanoid go-between… just one of the innovations showcased at a robotics festival in Sheffield this week, writes Nicola Davis
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This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics

This Could Be the Future of Battlefield Robotics | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The competition is on for a better-robot steering system. By Patrick Tucker
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Germany – Thousands of jobs to be replaced by robots

Car manufacturing giant Volkswagen hopes to put more robots to work as it bids farewell to its retiring baby boomers, the company's Chief of Human Resources wrote in newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, reports thelocal.de.
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Outsourced Jobs Are No Longer Cheap, So They're Being Automated

Outsourced Jobs Are No Longer Cheap, So They're Being Automated | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Yahoo's massive round of layoffs is a signal that "cheap labor" is getting pretty expensive.
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Second guessing Artificial Intelligence in the face of a coming job apocalypse: Thoughts from Vivek Wadhwa, Wendell Wallach, Erik Brynjolfsson and Riva-Melissa Tez

Second guessing Artificial Intelligence in the face of a coming job apocalypse: Thoughts from Vivek Wadhwa, Wendell Wallach, Erik Brynjolfsson and Riva-Melissa Tez | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
While previous technological advances created at least as many jobs as they destroyed, there’s reason to be concerned that for artificial intelligence, that may not be the case. For entrepreneurs, the trick is to balance on the cutting-edge of technology without forgetting its impact on society.
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The US Is Now 50% More Unequal Than Ancient Rome (And That Includes Slaves) | Zero Hedge

The US Is Now 50% More Unequal Than Ancient Rome (And That Includes Slaves) | Zero Hedge | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
As we previously noted, only the highest income earners have seen any gains in compensation since the crisis began around 2007 to the current 'recovery' tops. It is perhaps not entirely surprising then that, the total income controlled by the Top 1% is drastically above that of the slave-included times of Ancient Rome and as high as the peak in the roaring 20s. "The greatest irony is that the President is railing against inequality as one of the most important problems of the day, despite the fact that his policies are squeezing the middle class and causing the Fed – with the President’s encouragement – to engage in the radical monetary policy, which is exacerbating inequality. This simple truth cannot be repeated often enough."
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South Korea deploys automatic killer sentry robots to guard Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)

South Korea deploys automatic killer sentry robots to guard Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); South Korea has deployed the automatic sentry guns, Samsung SGR-A1 and the Super Aegis 2 in the DMZ...
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Human-Robot Collaboration Will Alter Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review

Human-Robot Collaboration Will Alter Manufacturing | MIT Technology Review | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robots are starting to collaborate with human workers in factories, offering greater efficiency and flexibility.
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What if everyone earned the minimum wage? Economic Thought Question by Marshall Brain

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