Economists who argue that technology will create jobs as much as it will destroy them, arguably miss the point.

Automation isn’t there to create jobs but to complete tasks. Intelligent networks have no moral imperative to work less hard, just so human jobs will be preserved. Quite the opposite.

AI systems would probably state (if asked) that efficiency that preserves the Planet’s scarce resources should take priority over human job protection. Even if unemployment destroys social cohesion, causes personal stress and evokes economic migration.