Its different this time around, any new job created by the tech can be filled by AI.
That's what I have been saying. Tech has become so sophisticated and adaptable that human input will become a thing of the past... sooner, not later. And where it is suggested that people will migrate to where the work is, what 1st world person in their right mind is going to migrate to a 3rd world country that already has an abundance of unskilled and semi-skilled workers who cannot find full-time, permanent work.
Yes, there are and will be 3rd world countries who lag behind those in the 1st world, but with tech evolving at an ever increasing pace, not to mention air travel, the internet and TV making the world smaller, those countries won't be behind for too long... for the elites and the powers-that-be, that is.
Furthermore, there's talk of there being a guaranteed basic wage being paid to all non-working people: well, that is not going to solve anything... really! First off, the haves and powers-that-be will only pay the lowest minimum possible, because it is easier to control the masses when their spending power is practically zilch. This means that millions will be living just on or below the poverty line.
Sadly, the haves won't care about the homeless, cold and starving people, and governments won't be able to help because automation/robotics means there's fewer taxes being collected [and the haves will continue to avoid paying their due taxes], and thus, government is already stretched to capacity just paying a guaranteed basic wage.
There will be two outcomes from this: One, millions will die of starvation, the cold or heat exhaustion, thus freeing up funds for 'more important' matters: Two, people will revolt and fight for better conditions for their families. However, this will be met with strong opposition and millions will die. In other words "send in the Terminators".
Either way, the haves maintain control and do away with the superfluous and redundant, thus freeing up resources [food production, etc] for 'more important' matters. It won't matter to the haves that they've shrunk the market by killing off millions of potential consumers, because that's the way greed works... amassing wealth at any cost.
So what happens when the haves have essentially wiped out the market and have only themselves as customers? Well that's when they will start fighting amongst themselves... and I don't mean hostile take-overs or boardroom theatrics. No, they'll send in the Terminators... 'til they're all that's left
Oh, and I don't need statistics or percentages to arrive at my conclusion. So where is my proof? History and human nature! That's my proof... and all the proof I need.
Like where in history did the haves ever care about the homeless and starving? That's right, they didn't. So long as their wealth kept amassing it didn't matter who died or how many. It is happening now but on a much grander scale. I mean, look at the world's top 1%, with more wealth than half the population of the entire planet, yet starvation disease and famine is rife throughout the 3rd world. No, the wealthy are not going to help.
Another lesson from history... how the wealthiest and most extravagent empires self-imploded because of greed and excesses. Unfortunately, the human race is not known for learning from its mistakes, with power and greed the key components in bringing down even the strongest empires... Rome anybody.
The same will happen again, and not too far off in the future, sadly. Mankind and civilisation took 2 billion years to evolve, but mankind will wipe it all out in less than 10. Most of us probably won't be around to see the beginning of the end, but it will be swift and catastrophic when the haves discover there's nothing left to get... no more weath, no more power.
Will there be anyone left?
Yes, there will be enclaves of people hidden away in caves or some such refuge, and they will procreate and build new civilisations... to start the whole rotten process over again, having not learned a damned thing from history yet again.