As hagfish says, it wouldn't be the first time. the 19th century was a time of great social upheaval as skilled at-home workers found themselves replaced by cheaper unskilled factory serfs. Mass unemployment and fluctuations in food prices due to poor harvests during the Little Ice Age and Government stuff ups (removal of income tax and introduction of food tariffs) didn't help either and triggered all sorts of riots and discontent. Lord Byron said that the conditions of the English working class were worse than in any other country he had seen. Hmm, unemployment, weather disrupted food production, Government in the pocket of rich landowners, yep we could be in for interesting times...aardvark_admin wrote:Could the real enemy of full automation be the civil unrest that would grow from effectively creating armies of poor and unemployed?
Weasel wrote:Maybe not as bad as you think..
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