More than once, I have pointed out how people must have been napping on their rides through "Tomorrowland". How technology and mechanization was going to replace humans for most repetitive tasks, dangerous tasks, basically any task people don't want to do or the creators of jobs don't want to pay for.
China, India, the Middle East or toss the dart to the Third World or muslim nation and you will see people breeding because there is nothing better to do. When the babies come, they do nothing but dangle from the shoulders of their older siblings, while the parents screw some more.
Boredom grows, hunger grows, tension grows and frustration grows because there is nothing else to do with the time. You can only play in open sewers filled with other people's shit or toss a stick to a mangy hound so many times before you need to eat it. Yet those least able to pay for it continue to breed. As if there could be no birth control drug sprayed onto the local reservoir because there isn't enough money to build a reservoir.
Back to China and breeding, there is the one child policy, which by any other name is gendercide. But hey, your body belonging to the state is all the rage lately. What happens when these boys hit the hornies? Sorry, nothing for you, young man. Grab a tissue and reach for the lube.
But back to the point at hand, what do we do with a billion unemployed? 10,000,000 in the States is no day at the beach, try a hundred times that all around the globe.
It's not going to be a matter of "occupying Wall Street". Try figuring out how we are going to occupy 2,000,000,000 "devil's workshops". People get a bit antsy after a while of doing nothing.
The previous methods of gaining wealth age becoming a bit primitive. Shoulder to the wheel, nose to the grindstone was nice for 10,000 years but that's not going to work. Mining for precious metals and stones is going toward the mechanized route. Stocks, bonds, consolidated debentures and real estate will be changing soon. Even though they aren't making more land, aerial and sea based living arrangements are on the horizon.
Measuring wealth and methods of accumulating wealth are going to be very important in the not to distant future. A strong back has gotten us so far, a strong mind a bit further but alternatives are going to be required. It's no different than the 1 farmer feeds 10 people, 1 farmer feeds 100 people, 1 farmer feeds 1000 people situations. A growing population is becoming quite a luxury.