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May 14th, 2009
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  • 14:36 A potential job of the near future, as free software continues its infill and social services further trump manufacturing: "Forum moderator" #
  • 14:42 ... At least until artificial intelligence advances past our brains, anyway. Human-capable AI would essentially obsolete white-collar jobs. #

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From:siege
Date:May 14th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
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The problem with 'forum moderator' as a job, is that anyone could do it. How do you find the ones worth paying for it?
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From:roaminrob
Date:May 15th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
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Given the dismal state of even the better forums on the internet, it wouldn't take a very advanced AI to replace the job of a forum moderator.

White-collar jobs are gradually obsoleting themselves anyway, as people keep building tools to automate (and even replace) their jobs. This will lead to some interesting situations if we don't find ways to make our food cheaper without compromising its quality.
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