When talking about the job market, do you think too many people assume that because a job is trivial for a person, it can be easily automated?

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In the debate about the $15/hr minimum wage, you hear so many opponents saying "if they have to pay workers that much" they'll just automate their job. But here's the thing: just because something is a trivial task for a person doesn't mean that it's easy to automate. You know, there a lot of things computers are good at that the human mind is terrible at and vice versa. Since the 1980s, we've had computers that could perform hundreds of matrix multiplications per second but it's only in the past few years that the biggest tech giants developed marketable facial recognition software.
When talking about the job market, do you think too many people assume that because a job is trivial for a person, it can be easily automated?
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