@vgr It's only over when consumption itself is fully automated. Then both producers and consumers will be obsolete, and all that will remain is machines and owners. (Meaning the 0.01%. Us here, we're all dead)

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@machado @vgr And then the owners, lacking an external enemy, will destroy each other, leaving nothing. Thus, human history will be recorded, and perhaps interpreted by the machines as a twisted parody of the notion of inevitable, _beneficial_, progress where humankind steadily becomes more moral as its technological capacity increases, leading to a perfect state of individual opportunity for all.

@BruceJia @vgr Well, non-elite humans always have a job available that's very hard for a machine to replace: entertainment for sadists. I'm expecting the future to look a bit like Altered Carbon.

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