New technologies and job losses

Discussion in 'Alternative Technologies & Energetics' started by Sheltie, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    This is the ride we've been on since the post-WW2 economic boom. Have to keep that big machine running even if it's fueled by mountains of absolutely useless consumer garbage.

    When I start thinking about all this too much it makes me want to grab a rifle and disappear into the brush to go live with Sasquatch. Not hunt him mind you, just see if he has the really good weed you can only grow out in the sticks. Maybe I'll pack a case of fruit pies for later.
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I think of that quite regularly sometimes, that it would be a lot nicer to disappear in the mountains and away from the train wreck of human civilization lol...

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  3. Georgek

    Georgek George

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    That's what I thought when I moved home into nowhere.

    Trouble is that others think the same. Usually the ones who will not be tolerated in the city escape to the country (yer we get mountains as well)

    Sounds travel further. I could still hear 'Chuckie' shouting from the next village (don't ask...lol)
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    I already live in the country, about a 15 minute drive and I reach a small town of about 1800 people, about a 45 minute drive to a city of over 200,000 people...The mountains are over an hour drive, two hours to a mountain I usually camp on, unless there's a hunter in the area the closest person to my campsite is probably twenty miles away at 3600 ft. elevation...

    I can see the population growing from the bigger cities and spreading, some of it heading to my area where I live, it seems to be only a matter of time...I like it as it is now, barely any traffic, completely quiet and dark outside, no street lights, just the stars, but slowly people are building houses and moving in this area...I think in ten or fifteen years I'll be looking to move away from this area as it grows, never liked city living, nice to visit and whatnot but not to live in lol...

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  5. Sheltie

    Sheltie Noble

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    My mother grew up in a small isolated town. I don't like the fact that everyone seems to notice what you're doing and keeps tabs on you in small towns but, at the same time, I'm getting tired of all the BS here in the city where I live.

    The millenials love cities. They've been moving into a lot of the old neighborhoods. Maybe I'm getting old but I'm getting really tired of their lifestyle and their politics. I think I actually liked my city better when it was a combat zone and drug dealers hung out on the corner! Now I'm surrounded by a bunch of craft breweries and artisan restaurants. All the folks who run for city govt keep talking about how they want to raise taxes on damn near everything. My real estate tax already goes up by about 5% to 10% every year because of the assessment increases. :mad8: They think I'm made of money.
     
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  6. Standingstones

    Standingstones Celestial

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    I grew up in a town of under 2000 people. I remember that most of my classmates were on the bus out of town shortly after HS graduation. No jobs and fewer prospects for those who stuck it out. I look back and realize I lived a much better lifestyle by moving away. There are some people who are good with the small town world. I wasn’t one of them.
     
  7. zork

    zork Adept

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    I was thinking about the exact same issue while day dreaming at work a week or so ago. Definitely something which would be interesting to see solved in the many years to come. I think my generation can already see some of the entry level jobs being automated, I am lucky not be 10 years younger.
     
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  8. Sheltie

    Sheltie Noble

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    I can't remember the last time I spoke to an actual human telemarketer. I normally don't answer unknown numbers but every once in a while I pick up a spoofed one, believing it might be legit. We now live in a robocall world.
     

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