Not sure if this as been discussed on here or not but what happens when a lot of lower paying jobs are automated or phased out because of technology? There is already a tread in the general about banks closing high street sites down as more and more people bank online and/or use cards. Companies like Amazon are slowly devastating the high street. They do employ a lot of hourly paid workers in distribution facilities but they are slowly automating those as well. Most of the job losses are at the lower end of the skill and pay scale but what happens to these people in the future?