The Rise of the Machines - Why Automation is Different this Time

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  • Suave
    Suave 19 hours ago

    Will we humans keep on expanding into space while leaving a majority of machines on earth working and keeping it alive? With some humans of course. 🌏 Just a thought I wanted to leave out there.

  • Kiran George
    Kiran George 22 hours ago

    Bates motel 😍

  • YochPH
    YochPH 23 hours ago

    idk why i like low-tech more than high-tech tho

  • Anonymous Maximus
    Anonymous Maximus 23 hours ago +1

    YOU ARE ALL FUCKIN IDIOTS IF U DONT THINK THE RICH TYRAANTS ARE MOVING TO HAVE A GODLIKE AI THAT THEY CAN TELL TO KILL US ALL AT FIRST IF WE DON'T BOW TO THERE BIDDING RULE OF TYRANNICAL LAW !!!

    METAL GEAR .
    TERMINATOR.
    THIS SHIT IS A SERIOUS PUSH !!! AND IF WE *EVER* AND *I MEAN EVER BECOME DISARMED*
    WE WON'T STAND A FRACTION OF A CHANCE NO LONGER IF WE LET IT GET THAT FAR IF U PEOPLE VALUE MANKIND AND THE BALANCE OF POWER U BEST FUCKIN REMEMBER WE ALL STILL GRT HUNGRY AN THIRSTY AT THE END OF THE DAY !!
    AND U CAN'T HAVE GOOD WITHOUT *EVIL* !!!

    OVERPOPULATION IS GOING TO BECOME A PROBLEM IF WE DON'T COLONIZE OTHER PLANETS.
    AN WHO DO U THINK IS MORE IMPORTANT ? THEM OR U?

    U BEST PREPARE NOW AN BUD YOUR ARMORYS AN KEEP THESE EVIL TYRANNT FUCK POLITICIANS IN CHECK AS LONG AS POSSIBLE B4 IT'S TIME FOR *LETHAL FORCE!!!!*
    *THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED*
    TIMES ALMOST UP!!!!!!!
    BANNING ALEX JONES IS HOW THIS STARTS !!!!
    ARE U GOING TO BE A VICTIM ?

  • Oliwia Widuto
    Oliwia Widuto Day ago

    Very biased, negative outlook. Many more theories on how this could go down, not all ending in disaster.

  • Isaac Alejandre
    Isaac Alejandre Day ago

    My computer said youtube no longer works 5 times I reloaded the page.
    And that last time it said this video no longer exists...
    *T H E Y K N O W*

  • the joshua bros
    the joshua bros Day ago

    suicide is the only option

  • Hong Pham
    Hong Pham 2 days ago

    just buy a job on eBay or something or for a poor peoples

  • Muhammad Musab
    Muhammad Musab 2 days ago

    how will you get money if there no job

  • George Barbosa
    George Barbosa 3 days ago

    what if we just stop to have children?

  • Cunt
    Cunt 3 days ago

    9 months wtf

  • Leon K
    Leon K 3 days ago

    I dont really see a problem in this kind of automation.
    The problem here would'nt be that humans have no work to do.
    The problem would rather be the companys, or rather the chefs, keeping all the earned money for them(similar to now).
    If the companys with only mechanical workers would continue working in capitalistic structures, the problem of job scarcity would ultimately result in even fewer people owning ALL the money of the world, that at least is how i see it.
    So right now capitalism still works, and is in many eyes preferable to communism or other systems. But the more we develop into that kind of future the lesser capitalism would work out for us.

    But im sure super AI's in the future, will warn us about that anyway :p

  • DJ Mesio
    DJ Mesio 4 days ago +2

    10:10 I think the super rich and powerful are already positioning for a tiny minority that own and operate all the machines.

  • Sandy Rene'
    Sandy Rene' 4 days ago

    Those not part of the 1% can look forward to living what there is of their miserable lives in concentration camps where they will be starved to death as they will be worth less than the feces our overlords flush down the toilet.

  • Ironic Goose
    Ironic Goose 4 days ago

    What a great topic to think about!
    As far as I can see, basic income in several European countries may be a solution for non-qualified jobs like burger flippers. But It may cause humanity division to qualified and non-qualified casts (wasn't this happened already?)
    Anyways, automation didn't killed humanity before, it just making our life better and better over the years. It'll be fine :)

  • DarkShadowsX5
    DarkShadowsX5 5 days ago

    900hrs to make one video? you need some machine automation to help... we need more videos.
    i use to work in a factory where i knew i could build and program a robot to do my job faster than i did and i was already the fastest human there who could do it. they got way behind after i left.
    The machines can have that crappy job. working 12hr/day 7days a week in a hot environment isn't a good life for a human.

  • TheMoonBase SU
    TheMoonBase SU 5 days ago

    Umbrella corp, 6:19

  • Hohen heim
    Hohen heim 6 days ago

    as long as humans in order to deserve to live needs to work our future is grim and bullshit.

  • Adonan the Stoic
    Adonan the Stoic 6 days ago

    Is that Racter from Shadowrun? If so, that's a very obscure reference.

  • govols2214
    govols2214 6 days ago

    Hedge your bets by investing in the companies who are doing the automation

  • Not Djent Enough
    Not Djent Enough 7 days ago

    Holy shit I’m actually learning about something

  • Murray Lewis
    Murray Lewis 7 days ago

    To fix our economic and environmental problems, all we need to do is reduce the human population by half, and do away with the concept of money. Luck with that.

  • Paul Patton
    Paul Patton 7 days ago

    Great job. There's one innovation we clearly need most- the end of capitalism. Then these machines will be liberating rather than threatening.

  • djrussell1989
    djrussell1989 7 days ago +1

    This comment section is stunningly stupid and en example fo why we will destroy ourselves eventually. So many people through about terms like 'useless people' so callesly without a second thought. True there may be 'useless people' you feel should be ignored but the point is unless you end up in the 1-5 per cent then you will oe day become one of those 'useless people' and then I bet you'r attitude will change. You won't die quietly in the corner because 'capitalism rocks'. Which tbf it does. It's probably the best system invented by man for the creation of wealth and human betterment but teh problem is modern capitalism is not capitalism as everyone preaches. No one can just start up a companya and hpe to compete with the giant corporations which dominate the free market which goes against the nature of the free market as Adam Smith proposed.
    Now with this automation ramping up it will become impossible. How can you start a company if the requirement is millions, if not billions of dollars is required? You can't and therefore it goes against teh spirit of capitalism. The analogy of evolution is what I like to use. Evolutin is full of changes and random chance which creates millions fo species each competing for there niche but in the end one species has become dominant and now we rig the game in our favour (hey i agree in this btw, i dont want my descendants to beliving ina cave) so no species unless we severely fuck up can topple us. Same wth capitalism it started out that anybody could start a company and compete, hoping to become wealthy and rich because they took a risk but now the fields of industries are controlled by powerful companies who stack the deck in their favour. With this automation the field simply becomes unsustainably stacked in their favour.
    Now I feel we must find a balance between ensuring talented people feel they can thrive and contribute while not ignoring the 'useless people' so many people on here seem so willing to lick to the kirb because even if you cannot find the empathy now one day it will either be yourself or someone you love who will become 'useless'.

  • Adam Mada
    Adam Mada 7 days ago

    This is the reason we must have UBI eventually.

  • Spasmatic Sashimi
    Spasmatic Sashimi 8 days ago

    Haha that Zapdos at the end lol

  • fauxpas
    fauxpas 8 days ago

    Anxiety in the form of knowledge

  • Kamel
    Kamel 9 days ago

    i'm an automation engineer for a large company and that allows me to see this from a different angle. many people out there estimate based on what's known, but it's hard to glean expectations from the future without being in there doing the work. i see the future as a place where people who learn to work with technology to augment their capabilities will far out-compete those who do not and the favor will be with them. in other words, the network technician who embraces and learns how to do software defined networking is going to win the jobs of the future. a doctor who learns to incorporate machine learning based tools for diagnosis will out compete those doctors who don't. an office worker who learns how to use software to automate their workload and can be 10x more productive than those who don't will again outcompete those who don't. what will this all mean? in my opinion this means in the future competition will mean companies who are making a ton of money today with little investment will not be earning as much tomorrow because their prices will lower to a reasonable ratio. at the end of the day this just means for the first time ever our economy will become a shrinking economy. in other words, everyone is making less money but we are also paying much less money for the things we enjoy than we did before. an employer with a workforce that's capable of taking on 10x the load of traditional employees should not be charging the same price for that service. if competition remains healthy this means those services should end up costing 10x less than before. 10x of course is a hypothetical number

    • Rick Random
      Rick Random 7 days ago

      Better to do 10 x less work because productivity is rising.

  • NaimaD
    NaimaD 9 days ago

    What background theme do u use???

  • Lemuel Rafael Abotanatin
    Lemuel Rafael Abotanatin 10 days ago +1

    Don't overreact if people don't need degrees for work then we finally won't be wasting 20% of our life on fucking schools

  • Halo Orion
    Halo Orion 10 days ago

    Okay so,,,,do a socialism

    • Dawid
      Dawid 8 days ago

      Okay so go to Venezuela

  • Raj kishore
    Raj kishore 10 days ago

    6:23 Umbrella Corp?

  • DancingCheese
    DancingCheese 10 days ago

    Wait, there are only twelve of you guys? Are you gods?

  • Karen Power
    Karen Power 10 days ago

    People need to stop having so many kids!

  • Rishabh Sawant
    Rishabh Sawant 10 days ago

    I'm an enterprise sales person in the IT industry. I sell AI-powered software with machine learning capabilities to businesses. Stop overhyping AI. It's not even remotely as intelligent as a human. It replaces really low-level jobs that nobody likes to do. We are far away from whatever you guys are being paranoid about. It's so far away that by the time AI reaches to the point of taking up all jobs, humans will be making income off their hobbies or something.

  • thomas
    thomas 10 days ago

    Nnooooooo no no no that’s really bad nonononononooooooooooooo

  • Darth Vader
    Darth Vader 11 days ago

    When they take over just turn of the wifi and we can start over again.

  • Anonymous 121
    Anonymous 121 11 days ago

    Detroit: Become Human

  • انصار دولة سومر

    استمروا

  • udana bimsara
    udana bimsara 11 days ago

    Oh God This is Bad. You Said Overpopulation will not be a Problem in Future but after watching this Video, It will Be!!

  • cngbuddah
    cngbuddah 11 days ago

    Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell, This was wayyyy too pessimistic and fatalistic, you better redeem yourself in the shaping the future video... You downplay creativity, globalization and specialization, people adapt to survive. Besides someone still needs to sit at the kill switch in case skynet becomes real.

  • KKlLLER
    KKlLLER 11 days ago

    next thing you know machines learns how we build machines by itself and starts doing it.
    Without us knowing...

  • Paul Master Gaming
    Paul Master Gaming 12 days ago

    What if you combine this with ubi

  • Marcus R.
    Marcus R. 12 days ago

    the robots in this vid are so cute!

  • todd margaret
    todd margaret 12 days ago

    Machines are masters of capitalism

  • Daniel Regueira
    Daniel Regueira 12 days ago

    TLDR: Marx was right.

  • UóᴥòU
    UóᴥòU 12 days ago

    robots cant make such awesome videos tho

  • PositiveX
    PositiveX 12 days ago

    ok of cons, but the pros are that u dont have to anything litteraly

  • Utkarsh Srivastava
    Utkarsh Srivastava 13 days ago

    I saw BirdMan at 10:46

  • Invis
    Invis 13 days ago

    *South park voice* THEY TOOK ARE OUR JOBS

  • Gaming With Aurora
    Gaming With Aurora 13 days ago

    WELL COMPUTERS SHALL NEVA TAKE U TUBE

  • Monsour Drunkbird
    Monsour Drunkbird 13 days ago

    Modern day automation is peak capitalism.

  • vulture
    vulture 13 days ago

    So do you mean that automation can do everything but what it was told to do that is gonna make time easy for us

  • Nguyễn Nam
    Nguyễn Nam 13 days ago

    So Business is our future where all workers are robots?

  • Xeno Kitty
    Xeno Kitty 14 days ago

    1:55 first 3D animation in all of Kurzgesagt

  • DaEngineer blyat
    DaEngineer blyat 14 days ago

    Curse human labour,Imma go start an asteroid mining company instead,Elon Musk,hire me if interested

  • Chase Despain
    Chase Despain 14 days ago

    This video has a good point

  • LAW SUNG YAN 6B10-羅祟恩

    if robots take over our jobs,we will not have any jobs!!!!this is bad!!! :(

  • Shuan Yee Siow
    Shuan Yee Siow 15 days ago

    But is the loss of jobs so bad? Robots would be able to serve our material needs and we could lead a life that we want. Like art, music and many others! Sure we still need some geniuses so that we could advance even more. This is a very fun debatable topic...🤔🙃

  • Cogno-Res
    Cogno-Res 15 days ago

    More automation --> lower production cost --> more profit
    yet
    More automation --> less jobs --> less money for people --> less consumers --> lower profit
    I think companies will come to a balance in the end

  • Teseo Nicassio
    Teseo Nicassio 15 days ago

    Venus Project?

  • Max Hess
    Max Hess 15 days ago

    What does Kurzgesagt mean?

  • Julian Erickson
    Julian Erickson 15 days ago

    This transition will be incredibly difficult. I think it would be dumb to try and maintain the current worldview of jobs going into the future. The current cultural attitude of the "job" has to die. Machines will be able to provide everything for so no human will be required to live. To live, you would need a share of the machines that produce the goods. Money technically doesn't need to be cut out but picture this as a thought experiment: A city with automated farms, mining facilities, and factories. Everyone owns a share of these machines and they get paid with a share of the goods. No one does any work so everyone is free to learn, hike, paint, build, or be a couch potato if they so wish. Money could still be in the equation: You own shares of the companies, so you get paid like normal. And you buy stuff like normal. But there are no human employees. So the problem wouldn't be focused on jobs in the future. It would be focused on building a society in which everyone gets a share of what they need so we get rid of the ridiculous situation of starving people. I was only painting a picture of what it might look like if we keep the current economic style of owning shares in companies.

    • Julian Erickson
      Julian Erickson 15 days ago

      Thought experiment: Company X produces everything people need by using robots. Everyone starts out with an equal share. When they have kids, they pass down shares to their kids. So everyone has more than they need because their shares grow (robots are powerful and keep expanding). So if you tick through time, you might end up with homeless starving people. But they would only reach that state if they conducted stupid trades, gambled or were victims of theft. And here is the problem: The kids of the homeless person would not get any shares handed down to them unless other people gave it to them for free.

  • kris tecson
    kris tecson 15 days ago

    We are not too far from Skynet

  • Jakobe Holland
    Jakobe Holland 15 days ago

    And Trump thinks that creating factory jobs works. Economics always wins people don’t want to hire people to work in factories anymore

  • CPF2112R gaming
    CPF2112R gaming 16 days ago

    Guys, my robo can is gone. Protect your dogs!

  • Brandon Sergent
    Brandon Sergent 16 days ago

    "I want to sell fear and make clicks and money! Let's bury the lead in part 2! Only after we're done shitting on the truth for profit preferably at the expense of human lives!" ~Kurzgesagt
    News flash: You ARE a TV station and that means you have power and responsibility now. What you have done here is basically yell fire in 10,000,000 theaters.
    STOP SELLING FEARFUL LIES.

  • Brandon Sergent
    Brandon Sergent 16 days ago

    "The machines might take our jobs." Is something you could literally say if aliens robots had arrived and forcibly ended slavery. Phrasing the way you do as a danger is LITERALLY making an argument that would defend slavery.
    Quit selling fear for profit, slave. Excise this toxic meme tumor in your brain that begins with the lie that in order to justify our existence we must be making money.
    The implosion of this system (which is only violent and painful because we obstinately refuse to deploy a basic income) is an unmitigated good. Blaming the bad on automation is like blaming the sopping wet and partially burnt house on the firemen.

  • Brandon Sergent
    Brandon Sergent 16 days ago

    "Standard of living" =/= "more and better jobs"
    That's like saying curing slavery was about smaller and smaller fields.

  • Shreerang Vaidya
    Shreerang Vaidya 17 days ago +1

    You are just 12 (people, not robots)? So I can actually count you?
    I thought that you are a big team!

    • todd margaret
      todd margaret 12 days ago

      Shreerang Vaidya like the book 100 authors against Einstein. Einsteins response: why do they need one hundred? If I was wrong, 1 author would have been sufficient

  • Arceus
    Arceus 17 days ago

    Hello

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 17 days ago

    So the end is basically WALL-E Robots taking care of infinitely lazy and fat humans.

  • Fandom guy
    Fandom guy 17 days ago

    History isn't this linear and it took a temperamental change that hasn't occurred in many other places but yes.

  • ROVE City
    ROVE City 17 days ago

    Machines will be the factor of natural selection - the human civilization version.

  • Q Anon
    Q Anon 17 days ago

    Well, the world it's gonna have to copy the west to reduce his demographics.. it seems like it dosen't make much sense importing low IQ people into the west.

  • NotoriousSkittles
    NotoriousSkittles 17 days ago

    Mankind will do what it always does when there are too many people and not enough jobs:
    Go to war.

  • Finn Cauble
    Finn Cauble 17 days ago

    how do shot web

  • Cas The Demon
    Cas The Demon 18 days ago

    The next question to ask then would be, "do we need jobs?"

  • Raven Vanta
    Raven Vanta 19 days ago

    There is one industry that cannot be taken over by automation.

    The Gaming Industry.

  • Ohai
    Ohai 20 days ago

    10:30 "to change human society and reduce poverty" you know you are talking about humans, i would bet 1 billion dollar on this, none of this utopia-pseudo-intellectual-masturbation-stuff wont happen. We are far from the stars. We have to learn first to care for one another.

  • TheKrensada
    TheKrensada 20 days ago

    This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper. --T.S. Eliot.

  • QuaQuoHD
    QuaQuoHD 20 days ago

    If I had to choose between Skynet and neo-marxists I'd go for the machines. Without hesitation.

  • Dexu
    Dexu 20 days ago

    *thats not how you use a farming hoe...*

  • mcan
    mcan 20 days ago

    6:16 Which company it is?

  • Astral Rizhamu Amam
    Astral Rizhamu Amam 21 day ago +3

    6:17 is that Umbrela Co

  • Demiiize T
    Demiiize T 21 day ago

    My name is Connor! I am the android sent by Cyberlife!

  • Matthew Cheung
    Matthew Cheung 21 day ago

    I think robot hookers should be developed faster since you know it might decrease HIV transmission

  • Philip Glick
    Philip Glick 22 days ago

    The awnser is in the question, your job, that would mean an exact course of what exactly you do, the problem is they wouldn't do it better then you, so to say, they may do it exactly like your trying to but what you where doing hasn't bean cloned, also I believe people are interested in exactly the situation I am speaking on, and that is why I think the next age is space, as humans, are compared to a self accomplishing machine and will only be replaced by themselves, a self accomplishing machine

  • UnheardOfLight Gaming
    UnheardOfLight Gaming 23 days ago

    you still need people to work on those machines which means you need mechanics and programmer.

  • Last Time
    Last Time 23 days ago

    I set Tile in residential houses doubt a computer will take my yob anytime soon

  • GoldenBeans
    GoldenBeans 23 days ago

    i mean if machines take our jobs can't we just ''drop'' the concept of economy and live a life of luxury doing jack shit, because the machines do it for us?
    i don't see anything bad about it tbh
    and if you're concerned we will get weaker because we do nothing, we can still go out jog, hang out, excercise, ect...
    i'm not con towards machines taking all jobs

  • Shapeless ?
    Shapeless ? 23 days ago

    3:22
    Long live BlockBuster. We'll never forget you, bod.
    Rest in spaghetti, never forgetti

  • Chiqy
    Chiqy 23 days ago +1

    A lot of jobs REQUIRE direct human interaction, emotion, sympathy, etc. All of which, machines cannot replace. So as long as those jobs exist, machines can't replace all the jobs.

    • Eggbert Herman
      Eggbert Herman 16 days ago

      Wait till you hear about Empathic Computing which will be able to emulate human emotion and behaviour until you can't tell the difference.

  • Secret Gaming Sucks
    Secret Gaming Sucks 23 days ago

    I will make a new deadly Virus Called TrojanV.2

  • Rizky Ginanjar
    Rizky Ginanjar 24 days ago

    After 900 hours still cant find solution,
    Just we have to moving fast

  • Ali Khan
    Ali Khan 24 days ago

    Ousourcing is the reason why US and other Western developed countries are losing jobs.

  • Bearcat Ben
    Bearcat Ben 24 days ago

    We won't have to work ever again

  • Frederick Clark
    Frederick Clark 24 days ago

    love it. Thanks

  • Andrew J. Cessna
    Andrew J. Cessna 24 days ago +13

    This can never really happen b/c corporations will lose billions if nobody has a job b/c no one will have any money to buy their products, so there always will be jobs to have.

    • govols2214
      govols2214 6 days ago +1

      Jobs that we can’t even conceive in our mind right now will be created. So much more of the economy will be catered to our wants as our needs are taken care of so much easier and more cheaply. If you had told people centuries ago that 99% of farming jobs would disappear they would probably be very concerned, but look what happened, higher standards of living for everyone

    • ROVE City
      ROVE City 17 days ago

      a lot of companies are trying to market their products as luxury, instead of targeting the mass market. It is happening.

    • Foff Jerkholes
      Foff Jerkholes 19 days ago +2

      What are you talking about? This has always been the way for humans living in tribal society. The powerful one percent scare, mame, witchunt, kill and shame everyone else to keep the order. We just have cell phones now. Also, you don't need many people to buy your products, just luxurious enough for the ones that CAN afford it WILL buy it. Everyone else can get fucked.

    • TheOtherUs
      TheOtherUs 21 day ago

      There will have to be different jobs, change is unavoidable.

  • William Magnor
    William Magnor 26 days ago

    The burgers didn't flip. They'll get burnt on one side if no one does anything.