The Limits and Concepts of 'A.R.A.I.'-Threatened Human Job Productivity


The main purpose of this report is to examine the history, evolution and limits of the concept and forms of economic (specifically, job and worker) productivity at a time when human productivity is on the verge of being eclipsed by autonomous artificial and alternate biological systems (such as genetically engineered waste-disposing bacteria, chimera (spliced species), cyborgs or "GMH"—genetically modified humans).

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The Limits and Concepts of 'A.R.A.I.'-Threatened Human Job Productivity

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Worker Productivity vs. Job Productivity

"Job productivity" is a much more comprehensive concept, in virtue of including, on one formulation, not only the productivity of the worker(s), but also of the associated tasks themselves, tools, methods and other inputs—e.g., resources, such as fuel, other forms of non­human energy, physical space costs—such as rent and property taxes, and other operating costs. As an example of job productivity defined in terms of actual output, the job of a magic lamp rubber simply illustrates this—in contradistinction to the productivity of the worker in that job, which may vary with that worker's speed, stamina, etc.

Also, notice how operating costs, such as taxes, can be blended with direct resource costs, such as the costs of land, labor and fuel (or alternatively be kept separate) in defining and calculating productivity, thereby affording and resulting in differing (higher or lower) calculations of productivity, whether that of the worker or the job itself. This too illustrates the multifarious concepts and measures of "productivity".

About the author

Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers, The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy) in Canada, China and Japan.
The Limits and Concepts of 'A.R.A.I.'-Threatened Human Job Productivity