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Will people really not have to work in future?

- J. GILMORE, Chelmsford, Essex.

ELON MUSK may believe that AI will enable most people to choose not to work in the future, but I doubt this will ever happen. I seem to remember ‘experts’ predicting 20 years ago that, with advances in technology, most people would be able to retire at 50-55. Yet the retirement age is steadily raised.

K. VIGGERS, Bexhill-on-Sea, E. Sussex. WheN aI takes over and people don’t work any more, how will they obtain money to pay for goods and services? and if no one is paying tax, how will the Government be able to run the country?

KATE DUNN, Kettering, Northants.

IT HAS been obvious for a while that AI will take jobs, which means more people needing government help — yet less money in National Insurance and taxes will be going into the national coffers. It’s going to be an even worse world without some support for the jobless.

JANE NEWBURY, Bromsgrove, Worcs. eLON MUSK stating that people won’t need to work made us laugh. We have been involved in tech for decades and my father helped build Colossus, the wartime codebreaki­ng computers at Bletchley Park. There will always be jobs aI cannot do.

MAGGIE NUNN, Bridport, Dorset.

CAN AI ‘experts’ explain who will do tasks such as housebuild­ing and farming that can’t be done WFH?

MICK BRIDLE, Broadbridg­e Heath, W. Sussex. NOBODY will have to work? Credit to the PM, then, he’s got Westminste­r department­s well ahead of the game.

MIKE CATTERALL, Accrington, Lancs. NOT too bad a job interview for Rishi Sunak with Elon Musk. It will be interestin­g, sometime next year, to see whether his applicatio­n was successful.

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