I Lost My Job

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I Lost My Job is a short documentary film which sets out to explore the phenomenon which is affecting and due to affect many people’s lives – namely, technological unemployment. The documentary also examines what we can do about it as a society through the analysis of a transitional direction.

Particular questions need to be raised about this subject. What are the social consequences of ongoing technological unemployment within our current economic system? How do we handle such a situation when this process is inevitable with the ongoing emergence of machine automation and new technologies taking over repetitive jobs?

I Lost My Job, 5.5 out of 10 based on 20 ratings

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  • wayne mckeehan

    *yawn*

  • kapricious

    This is BARELY a documentary. It is mostly a collection of various related clips showing how technology has improved and so on. It absolutely raises a few valid points, but is drown in long, drown out, almost repetitive clips. As far as documentaries go, I’d have to rate this like 1.5 stars of 5, if that.

  • Gabriel

    I didn’t realize the Rage Against the Machine knew all these things

  • Dale

    Boring. I give it a 1. Who makes those machines? Who services those machines. A lot of industries are getting more and more automated. I worked in a few auto manufacturing plants, and out of the required 12 hour shifts and sometimes 7 day a week schedules. I think we actually only worked like 6 hours a day 4 days a week because those stupid machines were always breaking down. And they said they put them in to save on labor but, all I see is a lot of wasted labor. If one machine on the line breaks down, everyone on that line is done until they get the machine working again. Then we had to make up a day for the stupid machine, if it was out all that day. And we lost our only day off for the month.

    • Kenji

      Yeah but the point is productivity as a whole is the same or better with less people. Also robotics will continue to improve. Basically more productivity with less people needed because of technology. It has been this way for centuries.