Daniel Halliday
Jan 20 ยท Last update 1 mo. ago.
Could technology eventually cause politicians to become obsolete?
With the advent of AI set to revolutionise the world as we know it, the fear of automation leading to a multitude of job losses, or job obsolescence, seems to be a looming reality. With some studies suggesting public sector jobs are most vulnerable to this change; could this go as far as affecting government roles? Could technological developments aid voting, national decision making and international diplomacy to such an extent that democracy itself could be revolutionised through automation or networking? Could technology lead to a realistic, and less expensive, alternative to politicians being developed? theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/25/850000-public-sector-jobs-automated-2030-oxford-university-deloitte-study
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Regardless of job losses the revolution will be decentralised
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Regardless of job losses the revolution will be decentralised

Blockchain and smart contract technology could revolutionise government accountability and prevent campaign promises from being broken. This may not lead to the same amount of job losses in other fields of work, as this distributed ledger technology may just affect the way agreements, policies and voting systems are clearly and openly structured and maintained rather than replace physical job roles. It is painfully clear however that the world of politics is in dire need of a transparency shake-up; it just requires the human step to be taken towards transparency and compliance with technology that has so far mostly eluded the political world.