What If All People Stopped Working for a Day


What a wonderful feeling when you know that
tomorrow is your day off and you don’t have to go anywhere. But stop and think — what if all the people
on the planet quit working and everyone took a day off at the same time? Sounds cool, but it sure wouldn’t lead to
anything good. Okay so you wake up in the morning after a
good night’s sleep. The alarm didn’t go off because you don’t
have to go anywhere. You’re in a good mood and ready to take a
shower, so you turn the handle and… dirty water comes flowing out. The water stops with a ‘clunk’, and then bursts
out with such intense pressure that your faucet breaks. Somehow you manage to stop a small flood. You go to the kitchen to make tea, but you
can’t heat the water in the kettle because the gas and electricity are disconnected. You can’t even warm up food to make breakfast. Cereal is out of the question too: the milk
went bad, along with everything else in the fridge. The fact is that there’s no one to regulate
the filtration and pressure of the water. Unclean water flows unevenly through city
pipes, which means that in some houses it destroys the plumbing, while in others, there’s
no water at all. Also, the entire sewage system is backed up
and spills out of the manholes, but no one cares about it because no services are working. The same goes for electricity. Short circuits and power outages are widespread
throughout the city. This prompts everyone to conserve the batteries
on their gadgets, because charging is almost impossible. So, you take out the garbage and throw it
in a huge heap. You notice that all the trash cans are full. And there are more and more such piles every
minute throughout the city. Without anyone working in waste management,
it piles up quickly. One person produces 3 pounds of garbage a
day; so you could estimate that about 7 million tons of trash will accumulate on the street. Without many other options, you decide to
spend some time with friends, but your texts won’t go through because the internet and
all the cell towers are down, basically leaving all of humanity without communication. With no internet, you’re bored. But it’s decent outside, so you decide to
have a picnic. The roads are free, since no one’s on their
way to work, but you need to be careful when driving – the traffic lights don’t work
either. You stop by the store to buy everything you
need for your picnic, but today, all the supermarkets are closed. The production of everything has come to a
stand-still all over the world. Hospitals, fire departments, and police forces
aren’t working.People will have to stay overnight at train stations and airports; they won’t
be able to get home. Fortunately, you haven’t gone anywhere and
are in your hometown. By the evening, people have gathered outside,
but they have no idea what to do: all the entertainment venues are closed. This has its pluses: you’ll save some money. But speaking of that, the whole world’s
money circulation has stopped for the day. The planet’s economy is frozen, and all
financial institutions have lost a day of revenue. But don’t worry. There won’t be an economic collapse. The stock market won’t go down, it’s just
paralyzed because of the lack of communication and activity. No one’s selling or buying shares and transferring
currencies. At least not today. City lights, neon signs, shop windows are
off. All the night clubs are closed. By this time, most mobile gadgets are completely
out of juice , so more and more people are taking to the streets. And what do most people like to do in the
evening on a day off? Have fun! The whole city starts a party outside! Roads are lit with bonfires and car’s headlights. Instead of speakers booming, people use guitars,
pianos, drum sets and their own voices. Yes, parties in the 19th century looked something
like this. But sooner or later, any fun ends. The next day, the whole planet suffers from
the consequences of the previous 24 hours: long lines in supermarkets, crowds of people
in the subway, crowded hospitals, traffic jams on the roads. Many companies and banks have lost billions
of dollars and are trying to cope with the economic crisis onset. But the worst part is that your internet service
providers still aren’t working, because the network operators are trying to restore the
web. Throughout the next week, all city workers
will put in seven days of work to make up for the consequences of everyone’s day off. This happens to all of us after a good rest:
a tiring resumption of the working rhythm; but in our case, it happens on a planetary
scale. Fortunately, it’d be nearly impossible for
all people to stop working at once. After all, each of us is driven by the instinct
of self-preservation. And in order to maintain a normal standard
of living, a person needs to work. Even our ancestors worked all day, hunting
mammoths to feed their families. Now, we’re sitting in offices to get paid. But we can say for sure that people have begun
to work much less than they used to. Automation is growing daily, and people are
increasingly replaced by robots and artificial intelligence. According to a study by American economists,
by 2033, jobs will be reduced by 47% in the United States. The World Bank estimates that in China, this
percentage will reach 77%. Soon, roads will be filled with unmanned vehicles;
airplanes won’t need pilots; and ships won’t need captains. Future 3D printers are even capable of reproducing
food. In the Chinese city of Harbin, there’s a restaurant
where the entire staff of waiters, dishwashers, and cooks are robots. In the near future, when ordering pizza, you’ll
communicate with artificial intelligence. The pizza will be prepared on a printer, and
delivery will be carried out by drones! But don’t worry, with the development of technology,
new professions will appear. Also, robots and artificial intelligence could
never replace human creativity. But what if a person doesn’t just stop working,
but stops needing work? In the world, experiments with basic income
have been conducted several times. This is when the state gives people a certain
amount of money per month, freeing them from the need go to a job they don’t like. The concept of labor would radically change. People would stop working for money; they
would start working for gratification. In two cities of Namibia (South Africa), Omitara
and Ochivero, a program like this lasted for two years, under which the residents of these
cities received 100 Namibian dollars a month, which is about $8 in the US. A study after this program showed that the
number of poor citizens in the country decreased, and overall the quality of life improved. Similar programs were conducted in Brazil,
India, Canada, and the United States. And everywhere they ended with a positive
result. But if basic income were applied to all of
humanity, wouldn’t people become lazy? Opinions are divided. Almost all people work for money, in order
to feed themselves and their families. In other words, everyone works out of fear
of being poor and hungry. But if a person isn’t afraid of a lack of
money, then they’ll be more creative and productive! This conclusion was reached by some scientists
who studied basic income. But what will happen with the professions
that not many people want to work in, for example, garbage collection? This is where automation and replacing people
with robots come to the rescue. Despite the perfect idea of “basic” income,
many experts consider such a program to be detrimental to humanity. Along with useful technologies, the entertainment
industry is developing: VR, video games, interactive series. Would you still want to work for gratification
when, at any time, you could put on a VR headset and be in a magical world of pleasure and
adventure? Yes, this is the dream of any teenager, but
in such a world people would be able to sit in their homes, and robots would do all the
dirty work for them. The reality around us would literally become
gray and lifeless. We’ve already seen a similar outcome in some
films and cartoons, and we don’t want to bring that to life. Hey, if you learned something new today, then
give the video a like and share it with a friend! And here are some other cool videos I think
you’ll enjoy. Just click to the left or right, and stay
on the Bright Side of life!.

100 thoughts on “What If All People Stopped Working for a Day

  1. Hello random person scrolling through the comments, I hope you have an AMAZING day

  2. Negative too much..

    Why not rest for 24 hours?.. Eat sleep rest.. As simple as that.. No pay if u want.

    But a day off for all hospitals is really bad part of it

  3. Bright side: hahaha! If that’s the situation blame it to the Mercury Retrograde. πŸ€ͺ
    Crimes are rampant that’s for sure.

  4. Funny video. But this isn’t how any of this works. Most of these processes, even if the typically run on a hybrid manualautomated system, will kick over to full automation when a certain threshold is reached.

  5. not only a day..its almost 2 years im not working…🀣🀣🀣🀣..somebody please give me job

  6. Well very soon alot people wont have to work anyways bc alot of companies are hiring robots like walmart use robots to sweep floors now ,but in case is necessary I'll go hunting and fishing for 24 hrs ill forget about electricity and water ,ill take my matches and hunt and fish my food cook on a fire and get electricity out of my vehicle which is hybrid if is necessary

  7. For vast majority of jobs not a whole log (though they may like to think they're important). Gas station attendants would be the most impactful.

  8. Ok! I have nightmares like this!! I'll probably have another one tonight! Thanks 😨

  9. Isn't it simply going back to the time when all these aforementioned stuff didn't exist?

  10. When I was a kid/teenager everything was closed on Sunday. And (Gasp) life went on!

  11. a lot of people do stop working for a couple of days, at least the ones off on the weekends.

  12. Everyone is off duty πŸš”πŸš’. So, its a perfect rime to rob πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  13. I got 2 Jobs after seeing this video if I didn't work for 24 hrs
    Igght Imma Head Out

  14. Oh in this day and age… even if no one was working, I’m sure the roads will still get blocked somehow… especially here in Manchester, UK

  15. Hahahaaa no bad, cause most of things work automatically this days, satellite / electricity / water we usually store 3 days of water both drinking & for waste, only issue will be medical if emergency is needed,

  16. It would probably be Christmas or New Year's… . I think maybe this has happened before.

  17. 00:58 If everything in you fridge went bad after less then 24 hours, something is really wrong with the seels on it!
    My power was off for three days and the meat in the freezer was still like bricks and the only thing that went bad was some milk that was near it's date.

  18. What if everyone stopped looking at MOBILE 😱😱😱😒😒😒😠😠😠

  19. An ill informed video.
    Many of these services are automated and garbage day in many cities or suburbs are only once a week.
    And it would be highly improbable that all these problems would happen on a single day.
    Bright Insight has too many of these misleading and illogical videos, so you've lost me.

  20. This situation happens frequently in kerala state, the southern part of india by name "Harthal"😁😁😁

  21. If you like Bright side please like comment😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

  22. Brightside:What gappens if a person doesn't work for a day?

    Easy!!!That person won't get paid or he will get fired.

  23. I dont agree with this at all except that only some businesses would lose a days profit.. But most things like electricity and water are all run and regulated by computers. Such as we dont lose these things when such businesses close for a holiday. That bad part of everyone having a day off at the same time would be more of too much traffic as people would be driving around to cure boredom or to visit with friends and such but also the next day or two would be a bit crazy extra people calling to pay bills or to make complaints. Grocery stores would be a little more busy than usual and so on and so forth

  24. The first half of this video isn't about what would happen if all people stopped working for a day, it's about life in the UK in the late 1970's.

  25. Bright Side how do you make fully animated videos so fast its scary (but good) Other Animated channels take months

  26. Only some of it is true. Except the water supply, the chance of occurrence of other things would be quite low.

  27. Most people with dementia in nursing homes would stay in bed all day without being cleaned when they soil themselves causing pressure ulcers and skin breakdown. That's assuming they don't die of dehydration or complications from not getting medicines for diseases like diabetes and bacterial infections. There always has to be CNAs and nurses on staff on all holidays and in all weather!

  28. Nice scare tactics you giant sac of wasted gene pool! Quit sharing your fear mongering and get an education!

  29. Most of these services are automated today so just a single day when nobody works would not cause a mess, calm down tigerπŸ˜‚

  30. Actually, if you live off the grid, you don't deal with any of the stuff that is mentioned.

  31. Most of those services will continue to run for a few days before any actual breakdowns occur. This video is hyperbole

  32. Bad video, not true or plausible at all. Looks like you guys never heard of automation.

  33. If the United States government gave me more money back (in a refund), I'd still go to work. For me, working isn't just about earning money, it's about consistency. Also, I like my current job and working for my current employer.

  34. I don't c y sum things not workn jus cuz everybody took a day cell phone & lites can still work

  35. Watching this feels like its doomsday.some of it might happen and make sense.

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