Posted on: 2011-10-03 20:04:09.000The Communist Manifesto coming to life. Not sure if the world is heading towards 50% unemployment. I think it's more the world's employment might be shifting from one industry to another. What are the major industries right now? Manufacturing which most of it can be automated. Resource gathering which has it's specialized peeps.
Then there is the selling/services industry, selling manufactured goods and services to people. That is being taken over by the sites like Amazon. Not entirely, but the shift is there from a person behind a desk talking on the phone to clients to sitting behind a computer screen and doing the logistics of connecting sites and products under one banner, i.e. Amazon, etc.
It's coming down to content creation and content development. And then tech support. And manufactured goods: clothes, furniture, computers, tvs., etc. I think it's the content creation/development (iApps, Android Apps, etc) where the fundamental shift is happening.