Nervous Habits - Episode 23: Automation in America: Self-Check-Out Counters, Self-Driving Cars, and Sex Robots; and The Crippling Cost of College: Why Federal Financial Aid Is A Scam

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Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by long-time friend and mechanical engineer, Stefanos Axios. They have a spirited and comprehensive discussion, spanning issues including:

--The jobs that automation will displace that humans currently have, and the jobs that will be created by the new technology…

--Why some jobs can never be able to be effectively carried out by robots…

--How the sex robot industry is shaking up the automation field…

--How the increasing amount of federal financial aid that is allotted to students has actually made college more expensive…

--Why a comprehensive student loan forgiveness plan would be an inadequate solution to a worsening problem, and finally…

--Why cryptocurrency has the potential to spread like wildfire in the coming decades.

Segments:

3:50 - Automation and the Future of the 9-5 Job

31:20 - The Cost of College

59:45 - Cryptocurrency

Where To Go To Get More Information:

1. The Four Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferris

2. Wall-E (2008)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910970/

3. People Protesting Self-Check-Out Lines

https://futurism.com/people-refusing-self-checkout-kill-jobs

4. Live Video Streams of People Eating Meals in Korea

https://www.today.com/food/what-mukbang-inside-viral-korean-food-phenomenon-t123251

5. Her (2013)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

6. Ex Machina (2014)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470752/

7. Westworld (2016 - Present)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/

8. Sex Robots Blamed for Birth Rate Crisis in Japan

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8286324/sex-robots-birth-rate-japan/

9. Why College Is So Expensive In America

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/09/why-is-college-so-expensive-in-america/569884/

https://www.businessinsider.com/why-is-college-so-expensive-2018-4

10. Cost of College Over Time

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/05/18/cost-of-college-the-year-you-were-born/39479153/

11. Private College Tuitions, 2019

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities

12. Middle Income Student Assistant Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/95th-congress/house-bill/11274

13. The Bennett Hypothesis

https://www.nytimes.com/1987/02/18/opinion/our-greedy-colleges.html

14. Student Loan Debt Statistics

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/student-loan-statistics-2019-n997836

15. Senator Bernie Sanders’ Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/24/bernie-sanders-2020-student-loan-debt-forgiveness-plan-1296863

16. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loan Debt Forgiveness Plan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2019/06/17/elizabeth-warren-student-loan-debt-forgiveness/#62b763195e7b

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-student-debt.html

17. Cryptocurrency

https://www.cnbc.com/cryptocurrency/

18. Coinbase

https://www.coinbase.com/

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