There's a race: AI creates new jobs, while eliminating jobs
David, that's a good point, but the way I would say it is, artificial intelligence will slowly eliminate many jobs as we know them, while creating new ones. My question is whether the new economy will create more jobs than the old one. The new jobs will be different for sure. In your 25 year period, I think the amount of time that humans devote to their jobs will be cut in half. If the new economy only creates as many jobs as the old one, we'll be fine. The number of total jobs can shrink and we'll be fine. What will hurt, as you suggest, is that the new jobs will have high level, stiff requirements and some segment of the population may get shut out from them. And that's a troublesome thought.