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kenlasalle t1_je5lg6b wrote

I think that, if we ever do lose capitalism, the system will do everything it can to survive and any change will be incredibly painful, even if necessary.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5lr04 wrote

I just can’t imagine how capitalism will be replaced. What could possibly be better? I can’t think of anything


kenlasalle t1_je5mahc wrote

Something existed before. Something will exist after.

It doesn't have to be better to survive.


MrsOrangeQueen t1_je5nvle wrote

Better? It is literally the worst, most destructive thing humanity has ever developed.


Strict_Jacket3648 t1_je5ppe9 wrote

Well according to sy fy the only thing wrong with socialism is humans take out the greed factor and it works.


J_Warphead t1_je5qhxi wrote

A heavily regulated capitalism where workers are required to get a fairer share for their labor.

This idea that all the money should go to everyone involved except the people who do all the work just isn’t functional.

Working full-time should guarantee a person all the necessities for a pretty good life. It did for the boomers.


Electronic-Bee-3609 t1_je8qpxa wrote

Bill Clinton “attempted” this whist also shooting its twin in the back to allowing the congress critters to murder, rape, and kill Glass-Stegall in a dark D.C. alleyway…


KamaKairade t1_je5qmj1 wrote

I'd recommend checking out the works of Jacque Fresco.

While I am not really a fan of 'the' Venus Project, I am all for 'a' Venus Project.


infidel_castro_26 t1_je5mqo2 wrote

you first need to spend some time understanding what capitalism actually is.


tnic73 t1_je5rfc6 wrote

do education us


infidel_castro_26 t1_je6auii wrote

i mean in a very broad term that won't offend anyone it is the mode of production that begun around the 16th or 17th century. by mode of production you can also think of it as a way to organise the economy.

biggest parts of this system are centred around which private property, markets and firms. And principally capital.

everything after that is partly controversial. i have my own thoughts. that i'll mostly keep to myself. but i just want to justify why i said what i said.

>Companies will still sell products, bills will still have to be paid, money will still have to be exchanged (for example, for robotaxis). All of these will cost money and require capitalism in order to operate

there are still ways to bend or break capitalism (depending on your viewpoint) and keep these things. that's partly why i bring this up. people sometimes believe using money == capitalism. which is obviously not true as we've had money much longer than capitalism.

capitalism is a specific system defined by all its parts and their relationship. it's a complicated moving system.

>before anyone says “the government will provide everything” planned / government run economies don’t work and history shows that

history shows that robots do not work. every attempt so far has failed. i'm not putting forward this argument to say that a completely panned economy is the way. just to show how the logic is faulty.

>if everything was run by the government that would basically stifle innovation

this is a pretty clear indicator that the poster is presenting his understanding of a dichotomy that just does not really exist. that is either we have a non-capitalist mode of production where the government runs everything or we have what we have now.

personally i don't even disagree with the overall point OP is making. there's nothing incompatible with a real abundance in everything including labour and market dynamics. it's just i'm pretty pessimistic about what that would entail.

we're already seeing the ever-shrinking pool of ownership. i don't see why that wouldn't continue until even our last illusionary safety ladder of labour and hard work is taken away.


Jesse0100 t1_je5nyv9 wrote

Capitalism requires a strong consumer base to buy the products produced by capitalists. As robots take over more work in more industries companies fire more employees, eroding the financial strength of the consumer base and decreasing sales. Each company will keep trying to increase its own profits this way with no regard for the economy as a whole. I don't know where this will end but there will be a lot of suffering and poverty along the way.

Under a socialist system, more robots should result in employees working less hours while receiving the same pay, maintaining their ability to contribute to the economy.


swifchif t1_je5osgw wrote

It's not going to disappear. But we do have complications, like monopolization and automation.

AI is an interesting new facet. It will likely disrupt more and more fields as it progresses. But this isn't a problem for capitalism. AI will either eliminate fields or simply change them. The quickest people to adapt to this will come out on top.

The real problems, in my opinion, are monopolization and regulations. Huge companies aren't kept in check well enough. They play politics and game the system. They're allowed to pollute the environment and nearly monopolize industries. Capitalism works when there's competition. I think it's safer at smaller scales when companies aren't too powerful.


LakesideTrey t1_je5lsct wrote

If abundance keeps increasing at an increasing rate, we will eventually reach a post-scarcity society. While I personally think there will always be a market for whatever rare luxuries there are, I can understand the idea that banking and currency will struggle to survive in a post-scarcity society.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5mbzt wrote

Why wouldn’t currency survive? Products, bills, services etc will still have to be paid for. And banking is essential for currency.

and the idea that a post scarcity society will end capitalism is silly. We grow enough food to feed the entire world at least twice over and food still costs money.


brokenearth03 t1_je5pyvp wrote

What is currency but a proxy for time spent/labor? Today, different peoples labor is exchanged for different values of currency.

If we reach the era where labor isn't necessary for the majority of daily life, what value does labor/time offer anymore? Why would a seemingly very low value commodity (labor/time) be used as a value exchange medium?

There may be a new thing that is developed as a pseudo-currency, based on some other intangible-value-made-tangible, but it wouldn't be a stand in for labor/time in this entire very made up, very simplistic scenario.

Something else would carry value, assuming the entire society is into personal possessions at that point. This may evolve into a communal situation for all we know. Post-need generations would have no need to accumulate. There surely may be some experience, travel, etc that may drive some, but even that may be trivial.

There is zero reason to apply your personal beliefs about the past to future societies that don't have the same restrictions or priorities.


BookMonkeyDude t1_je5qoc7 wrote

Food has also never been cheaper in human history AND a very sizeable percentage of the world do *not* pay for it.. they are fed through pricing supports, direct subsidy and food aid. That's reality, right now.


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TheSensibleTurk t1_je83jl9 wrote

You can bet that we will use the full force of the bourgeoise state to resist. The average American isn't a hardened Bolshevik. The average American has internalized liberalism as a value system. The moment you guys start committing acts of terrorism like a suicide bombing, our Congress will clamp down hard. There will be no proletarian revolution in America or anywhere else in the imperial core or periphery.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5psrg wrote

“Disgusting wealth hoarders“? You mean people like bezos who is the reason you can order items online and get them delivered the next day, or the ceo of apple which made the iphone your typing on?


FangCopperscale t1_je5tc3u wrote

Does Tim Cook actually manufacture the phones? Engineer the phones? Sell the phones via retail? Does Bezos pick and sort packaging? Do customer service? Distribute the packages? No. The wealth of those companies should be distributed amongst the employees doing the real work with real productivity that actually makes the company valuable. One man doesn’t make the company work. Wages should be higher and each employee should have more vested shares in the company. One man doesn’t need half or more of the shares of the company and a large majority all of the wealth of its successes.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5uk40 wrote

“employees should have shares in the company”? Im sorry but this made me laugh. So every small business is just supposed to hand over shares, which could be bought by shareholders and benefit the business through the money paid for said shares, and just… hand them over for free? No small or even medium sized business could afford to hire workers if that was the case. And what happens when the employee(s) leave the company? What happens to the shares? What happens if the workers save up / get enough money from the shares to no longer require employment?

and if wages were higher, that would hurt small businesses, and the price of everything would just go up.


lostnthenet t1_je5viq0 wrote

It wouldn't be for free. Those employees are doing the work that is making the business run so why shouldn't they have some ownership in their work. Why should the person that started it reap all the profit from it when they are doing it on the backs of the workers?


Surur t1_je5zv75 wrote

So they should be paid in shares and dividends, and when the company does poorly they can eat less, right?


lostnthenet t1_je63h28 wrote

They should get wages and shares. Why not? There are lots of companies that are "employee owned" and usually they do better because people will care more if they have some ownership of what they are creating.


Surur t1_je6434v wrote

> They should get wages and shares

As you note, that is not a new thing, in fact its a normal thing. So the reason Bezos is so rich is that he works for Amazon and was given the biggest allocation of shares.

Do you have a problem with that?

What if early Apple workers became billionaires (like early Microsoft employees).

Do you have a problem with that?

Or early Tesla factory workers?

Do you have a problem with people getting rich from their shares?


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5v0q1 wrote

And CEO’s have a lot of responsibilities. Without Tim Cook making the right desicions, there would be no apple.


FangCopperscale t1_je61dh3 wrote

If your business can’t sustain a living wage with cost of living increases it shouldn’t exist, plain and simple truth. Also you seem to put too much emphasis on what someone like Tim Cook does when in reality any experienced, competent individual in the company could make similar good and bad decisions. CEOs aren’t bastions of only the best ideas. Many of them make decisions that get themselves fired or kill the company and they pull their multi-million golden parachutes at the regular workers expense.


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Surur t1_je603e6 wrote

> I don't do closed-source anything, fuck Apple, I don't order Amazon, I don't crave acquiring useless goods to distraction from my being poor.

Why are you using Reddit then? Check mate, idiot.


BookMonkeyDude t1_je5pd0x wrote

>Companies will still sell products, bills will still have to be paid, money will still have to be exchanged (for example, for robotaxis)

Why? Further, how? You just said 'no one is working', so who is going to be buying these products? Do you feel that people will still be able to acquire new products without being paid for labor? If 'bills need to be paid', fine, paid by whom? If money exists as a means of exchange then surely that money/value must be created, how? Do you feel as though innovation would simply cease if people stopped being paid for it? The question game can go both ways and I don't see how any answers you'd be able to provide would be any less disastrous than an attempt to transition away from a growth/capitalist economic paradigm. Your failure of imagination doesn't change the underlying fatal flaws building in capitalism, namely AGI, environmental degradation, a post-fossil fuel energy economy and a globally shrinking population.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5tes8 wrote

Before i answer, i just want to thank you for actually taking the time to try and present an argument. That’s more than i can say about the other responses.

>Why? Further, how? You just said 'no one is working', so who is going to be buying these products?

Because landlords, companies, the government etc are not just going to give away everything for free just because all jobs are automated. There will still be demand, for example, for MTG cards. Wizards / Hasbro is not just going to stop selling them just because no one is working. UBI is a common theme on this sub and others, and i agree that it will be nessecary once jobs start being automated, otherwise how else will people get money? If everyone recieves, lets say $1250 a month on average, landlords still have a mortgage to pay and aren’t just going to say “i guess you can stop paying rent now”. They are going to see that their tenants have the ability to pay and if anything increase rent prices If UBI results in the tenants having more disposable income.

>Do you feel that people will still be able to acquire new products without being paid for labor?

yes, because as i said earlier, UBI will have to be in place (to stop mass homelessness and starvation, if not the collapse of the economy).

>If 'bills need to be paid', fine, paid by whom?

by those that live in houses. Again, landlords aren’t going to allow tenants to live for free because there are no jobs.

>If money exists as a means of exchange then surely that money/value must be created, how?

how its always been created, by the government printing money and people receiving money, in this case with UBI.

>Do you feel as though innovation would simply cease if people stopped being paid for it?

yes. Profit incentivises innovation. for example, there would be no new drugs if it wasn’t for pharma companies making a profit from said drugs.

>The question game can go both ways and I don't see how any answers you'd be able to provide would be any less disastrous than an attempt to transition away from a growth/capitalist economic paradigm. Your failure of imagination doesn't change the underlying fatal flaws building in capitalism, namely AGI, environmental degradation, a post-fossil fuel energy economy and a globally shrinking population.

i don‘t see any other alternative. Communism and socialism have been tried and don’t work. Feudalism obviously doesn’t work. businesses need to exist, a planned / government economy also doesn’t work.


ovirt001 t1_je5ty86 wrote

It stems from people having no clue what capitalism is. Automation has the potential to make things so cheap that no one cares about money outside of luxury products. It was hoped in the 50s that this would happen with nuclear energy (though it fizzled out for several reasons).


YaGetSkeeted0n t1_je5mj1d wrote

It’ll probably change to something else if we can attain post-scarcity (or at least very low scarcity). It’s hard to say what that will be.

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s not like capitalism just came out of nowhere. Economists didn’t go to the economics factory and design capitalism, it was the progression of other economic systems and the result of various societal changes. Someone in the century before what we now call capitalism came about probably had no idea that it was coming, and I’m sure the average person in Adam Smith’s time simply knew it as the way the world worked without putting much of a title on it.


NoRich4088 t1_je5nc8o wrote

It's a big assumption that most jobs will be automated, and even if they do there will simply be new jobs. For example, see what happened when ATMs became a thing.


J_Warphead t1_je5pba5 wrote

For capitalism to succeed, The government has to be an opposing force. Capitalists are encouraged to prosper while the government rides on their back and makes sure it benefits the country as a whole.

When capitalism owns the government, it goes bad.

The US was built on the idea that you could come here and get filthy rich, and you would damn sure chip in to that government that allowed you to become so rich.

Income tax for the wealthy was traditionally very high, they benefited the most, they paid the most. Rockefeller became the richest man in the world while paying more than 75% income tax.

That worked. This doesn’t.


MpVpRb t1_je5q11i wrote

"Capitalism" is a complex mix of a lot of economic, social and political ideas

Economic systems will change and adapt to the new technologies. I'm hopeful that the new AI tools will allow us to improve economic systems to make them work better for all. Some may use the old names to describe the new ideas, or maybe a new name will be invented


Eleutherlothario t1_je5q67n wrote

You have your cause and effect mixed up. The people making that argument aren't afraid that automation will end capitalism. Rather they're afraid of capitalism and are using speculation about automation to try to end it.


Detoneision t1_je5rqn5 wrote

From a purely logistical standpoint, capitalism is the system of economic management that has occupied the transitional period from low-state capacity polities which required a decentralised structure to develop productivity through markets to a stage of high scale economic production which naturally is incompatible with markets. Capitalism today stalls productivity through the law of value and overaccumulation / savings glut, which means enhanced shit for workers. It will keep dragging us through economic mud until we end up with socialism if lucky or a transnational despotic monopoly royalty if not. Pretty sure you can see which one is on the lead


Thorainger t1_je5s2tt wrote

In a post scarcity economy, capitalism won't be very relevant. We've already reached post-scarcity in many areas. You can have as much clean water for a nominal cost, read as much books as you want, consume netflix, youtube, learn basically anything you want. Tesla is introducing a program that allows you to charge as much as you want overnight in Texas for a flat fee. Renewables will help get us closer to post-scarcity, as well as AI and 3d printing.


potpourripolice t1_je5vy2a wrote

Your Tesla example - well, all of your examples, really - is far from any kind of illustration of capitalism losing relevance. Capitalism is the underpinning of the everpresent costs of all of those all of those things.


Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5klv7 wrote

Submission statement: this post is aiming to promote a healthy debate about wether or not capitalism will disappear as a result of automation of jobs, while giving the viewpoint that it will not and explaining my reasoning. I am more than open to any counter arguments and welcome the possibility that i am partially or completely wrong.


McDid t1_je5ulvw wrote

A key thing to remember when critically thinking about capitalism is to remember that maintaining capitalism is a conscious choice. Remember when you are thinking about alternative systems that we are actively making the choice to stay in the system that Isn't doing what anyone except the rich wants it to do. Even if something like, say, communism isn't perfect, its still better than continuing to let the planet, and humanity, die.


singsix t1_je5wd6v wrote

Altman said break not disappear. You think people want to give up their rights and ownership to properties? In any case, it will test our system until we need reforms. It will test us to show us that if we don't adapt chaos will manifest.


cursedbones t1_je5xdoa wrote

Capitalism is a system that requires infinite growth so in the long run is unsustainable because we have finite resources.

You clearly don’t understand what capitalism is. Selling and buying products, money being exchanged, is market that precede capitalism in thousands of years and it exist where capitalism is no more.

> planned / government run economies don’t work and history shows that, and if everything was run by the government that would basically stifle innovation and destroy the middle and upper classes.

That’s not true at all. GPS, cellphone, internet, computers, cars, etc was created using government funding, sometimes private companies do create something but it’s rarely without government money because innovation it’s risky and a lot of times unprofitable.

Soviet Union went from a heavy agricultural country to launch a man in space in 30 years while being invaded by nazis and being the vanguard of modern labor rights.

The British empire was strong because their government used it’s funding to conquer and pillage on foreign territory. US is strong because it’s government use their budget to fuel the most powerful military the world has ever seen, a tool used to invade other countries to steal resources and fuel their economy. It’s called imperialism.

I recommend you to go to the world bank website and look at the GPD growth, hunger and unemployment rate of the socialist countries that exist today (Cuba, China, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam). You will see how a planned economy run.

I invite you chat with me and ask questions about it. See I didn’t use any opinion here just verifiable facts.


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cursedbones t1_je6lf5o wrote

>No it doesn’t. The world GDP grows year after year without needing “infinite growth”.

What happen when it stop to grow? Recession, 2008 crisis is a example.


>that IS capitalism. Thats like saying “cooking food isn’t cooking, it’s making the food hotter”

So by your definition capitalism existed in ancient Rome, Greece Egypt, etc? And Soviet Union was capitalist too since those things existed there right? So tell me what the Soviet Union was?


>the soviet union is the go to example for human rights abuses, poverty,
corruption, and starvation. if the soviet union / communism is so great
why did all the former soviet satelite states have widespread majority
support for ending communism? Ask anyone who grew up in a former
communist / socialist country and they’ll tell you horror stories all
day. i have heard stories of people who grew up in former communist
countries and were doctors, nurses, firefighters, etc and had to wait
15 YEARS for a landline. And that was the priority queue.

I never claimed Soviet Union was perfect but human right abuses, poverty, corruption and starvation are happening right now in capitalist countries. What do you call a invasion on sovereign soil based on false claim? Or the use of chemical weapons like white phosphorus and agent orange against a civilian population?

What do you call a country that invaded more than 28 countries since ww2 and organized multiple coups around the world to change the government to a more suitable one to their interests?

Soviet Union had a lot of problems and most of them come from the invasion from Nazi Germany that heavy desestabilize it. After SU fell poverty, unemployment and hunger skyrocketed in all of it's members in just 10 years, but hey, they can buy a Iphone now!


>im not sure what your point is. These were / are both capitalist countries and grew there economies with a free market economy

If you call conquering countries and waging wars against the it's inhabitants "free market economy", sure. England literally waged two wars to have the right to sell opium in China, they destroyed India cloth industry so they could sell their own. You must have herd the say "The sun never set on the British Empire", where do you think it came from?


>cuba - one of the most authoritarian regimes on the planet. those that
leave cuba are banned from ever returning. Poverty rates in the country
are well above the global average last time i checked.

Please tell me how Cuba is a authoritarian regime, just read how their political system works. Cuba have a lot of problems, most from the crushing embargo from US, but hey still have low hunger, unemployment and homelessness, with good education and healthcare.


>china - arguably authoritarian country with widespread censorship. freedom of expression In china isn’t exactly great.

Yeah, sure. The country with most strikes per capita worldwide who's government rolled back Covid 0 police after 1 week of protesting from their population, btw the police didn't arrested 300 people like in France or shot them like in US. Btw, China police don't use guns. Sad they can't use Google(banned by US government itself) and Facebook(banned because didn't want to share data with China government).


>laos - poor country, high poverty rates.

And why is that? US literally dropped more bombs there than the whole ww2 campaign, Laos is the most bombed country in the history between 50 and 300 people die from those bombs every year since the end of war, they even build houses with bombs parts since it's the most abundant material to build.

Even with this, they have 6% GPD growth average since 1990 and poverty and hunger in steady decline also. Vietnam suffered the same fate by the hand of US and enjoy similar breakthrough in human development with even more GPD growth.

NK is another country bombed to hell by US(it's incredible how often that happens), with 4 million deaths during the war. US destroyed dams, hospitals, schools, they stop bombing because there was nothing left to destroy. That's why they built nuclear weapons so US can't wreck havoc unpunished. Btw the heaviest embargo on Earth is currently on NK.

If socialism/communism is faded to fail, why try so hard to destroy it? Let them fail. UN voted to lift embargo on Cuba and all countries beside US and Israel voted against. Even the CIA say the embargo is to starve cubans so they revolt against the government which didn't happened.


>and a planned economy / communism / socialism is basically saying “im
jealous that other people are rich, therefore everyone should be poor”.

I don't have a problem with rich people, I have a problem with a sytem that need people misery to exist so a little few can have luxury. You see, hunger, extreme poverty, unemployment will never cease to exist in capitalism because it's profitable.


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cursedbones t1_je7sgrq wrote

>ancient rome etc had free markets, did they not? And the SU was a dictatorship.

So you don't know what capitalism is. Capitalism started in late 19th century in Europe.


>they had to assume that “they have WMD’s“ was true. Would you risk
getting nuked? The coups were against dictatorships / authoritarian

You can't be serious or that naive. US never cared about WMD, they cared about oil. And even if they did. If the CIA create a false claim again saying Mexico have WMD hey have the right to invade? If someone claim your country holds something dangerous they have the right to invade and destroy it and kills its people? I truly cannot believe you are covering-up US in this matter. It was no Iraq, Saudi Arabia or NK who launched two nuclear bombs against civilians.

No man, one of the coups happened in my country and destroyed democracy and installed a military dictatorship that killed and tortured their political adversaries.

And who the fuck US think they are they can get in other country and change it's government? Everything you saying can be used the other way around and would you accept it? If China rehearse a coup in US using the same excuse, would you be cool with it? This thinking disgust me. Americans think they are the chosen one to bring peace and democracy in the world. Guess what? They bring only pain and suffering.


>the british empire overall improved living standards and gave them
proper houses, buildings, medicine etc. the slavery part was terrible,
il give you that.

So it's ok to invade and kill the native to give the illusion of a better place? China suffered for decades with opium addicted citizens because of England and saw no improvments. India was a colony who's only purpose was to explore, sell goods from their factories and steal resources, everything bad or good was done to achieve this purpose. Africa was looted and left to rot, they are only now starting to recover. Imperialism is a cancer to those who suffered it and a blessing for those who do it. I think France and other Europe nations didn't liked it when Hitler did to them what they had done to others.


>of course they were bombed, ever heard of the cold war? They were / are
hostile to the US and their allies. Did you expect the west to just roll
over and die? And the embargo is because those countries are enemies of
the US and want to destroy the west.

Laos wasn't in the war, their frontier was being used to transport goods to the front line and Vietnam was a french colony fighting for independence just like US did against Britain.


>”hunger, extreme poverty, and unemployment” are the lowest they have ever been globally.

Not because of capitalism, China alone raised 800 million people out of extreme poverty.

I'm glad US is losing it's power to a nation that don't need to bomb the shit out of their "enemies" or conquer other to extract their resources to be the biggest economy worldwide. A multipolar world where US can't humiliate other just for the sake of profit is the world I want to live in.


AppearanceHeavy6724 t1_je74enf wrote

Although I myself dislike Capitalism and grew up myself in USSR, and agree that USSR did achieve quite a bit of successes in a short period of time, the same can be said about Asian "miracles" of 1970s and 1980s. USSR has never been a Socialist country, the whole purpose of its existence was to sustain the Russian Empire. USSR was Russian Empire, with different decorations,some sprinkles of ideology and not much more to it. All the other Asian "socialist" countries countries you brought are just good old corrupt kingdoms of their leader, or in case of China an Empire in disguise.


cadezego5 t1_je5zhzs wrote

Capitalism is like any other religion, it had its use before we got to this point in civilization, but now is no longer serviceable to our society and can/should be phased out.

When it was nothing to go into a village and rape and murder without any recourse, scaring “the unescapable fear of God” was pretty much the most society could use to mitigate the pure, unhinged chaos that was our species.

In the same light, when resources were scarce and our species was trying to build an optimal functional society, capitalism was a fantastic tool for getting our society on track. However, with nearly every one of our resource needs being automated in the near future and not much need for actual human labor, capitalism, at least in its current form, is completely unsustainable.

Now that both have less and less use in the future and seem to be vehicles for corruption and misuse of power over others, the time has come for our society to gradually move on from both.

An interesting observation I’ve noticed is that the more developed a nation becomes, the more this sentiment is backed up and supported. The most developed countries are recognizing more and more than religion serves less and less of a purpose in our everyday lives, and the implementation of UBI and similar ideas grows in support.

If we don’t kill off the planet (temporarily) it’s going to be one interesting century.


burghguy3 t1_je6sdy6 wrote

The Industrial Revolution and automated production lines didn’t stop capitalism. It just adapted. I see it doing the same here.


alecs_stan t1_je7lce4 wrote

Of course not. Maybe the better question is how much the states will intervene and regulate facing heavy turbulence moving forward. If we were to extrapolate recent time the simple answer is: A lot.


Electronic-Bee-3609 t1_je8qj3f wrote

Capitalism will never die. It will always be with us, regardless of name or form. It is here to stay…


NotScott-osk t1_je9fdn6 wrote

"just because no one is working"
if no one is working, no one will have money
no one will buy anything.
there wont be a middle class

in capitalism if you do not work you die in the streets.

"just because no one is working" = everyone dying in the streets because of capitalism


mikaball t1_je9gs7p wrote

Robots contributing to social security? I don't know, just an idea.


UnleashingInnovation t1_je9qrok wrote

Nobody knows. The complexity of the systems at this scale are inhertiently unpredictible. But capitalism is the primary driver behind AI. I doubt it will disappear, change maybe.


Iffykindofguy t1_je5ku8e wrote

You clearly have literally no clue what capitalism is or how it came to be the dominate market. Before you worry more about this I sugest you educate yourself a bit:


This is a good start


tnic73 t1_je5rxhc wrote

if you were educated you would make a statement not post a link.

but you don't because you can't


Iffykindofguy t1_je5sjhc wrote

Its not my job to educate you, Im just trying to help you out.


tnic73 t1_je5th6g wrote

how are you trying help me out?


Iffykindofguy t1_je5tzpc wrote

By helping you realize youve been lied to your whole life. Capitalism is not some natural state of markets. Its not the default.


tnic73 t1_je5xuf9 wrote

i don't what you are talking about and you don't know what i believe

if you have something to say then say it


Iffykindofguy t1_je69uzs wrote

Capitalism is a scam thats robbing you and your kids of their futures. Watch that video to get started on learning why.


atlaswatch327 t1_je5lx5x wrote

Idk… they don’t have enough resources to replace every human with a robot and have a space race.


tnic73 t1_je5s2u8 wrote

Capitalism will disappear when the induvial loses their freedom.


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Phoenix5869 OP t1_je5w1hk wrote

How am i being an asshole? I’m responding in (Imo) a nice way to the responses i recieved.