Yeah. I think globally we’ve peaked under this societal model, but it’ll fizzle quite a while before a major reset happens.
I wonder how many individuals think about creating and don’t because they gave up on their dreams to be productive cogs? Wonder how many people would much rather be working in another field but can’t because they’re tied to their job? Not everyone dreams about being an artist. Everyone needs things and money to buy them with, so jobs will still be a thing. If jobs all paid a reasonable living, everyone could afford to live reasonably…there goes most of the poverty problem. There’s got to be a happy medium between doing as little as possible to get by and busting 40-60 hours 50 weeks a year for 50 years. Especially since we’re not seeing any of the spoils.
No disagreement with you there. I don’t see everyone becoming an artist or a writer or musician because AI has freed us. I wish I had an answer but I don’t.
I wanted to be an Air Force pilot but I had 20/400 vision. I would have loved to have been a golf pro but couldn’t break 80 to save my life. Would have liked to have been a writer. I had the writing skills but not the imagination. I liked playing music but only got so far with it. (I see 10 year old kids on YouTube who play better after a year or two than I could have ever managed).
Most of us find something we can do well and try to be good at it. Sometimes if we’re lucky we find satisfaction in it. Most of us try to find satisfaction somewhere else than our jobs; our kids, our hobbies (like playing sax), our spouse.
Wouldn’t life be amazing if we could find a job we looked forward to each morning and were well compensated for? Some find it. Most don’t. I eventually found something I was good at and didn’t hate. The money was enough but a lot less than I think I was worth. Ain’t that the way it is though!