Many people without regular jobs may also be bored, including the retired, the aged, teenagers, slum dwellers, the unemployed, and students. Boredom in the military is a particular problem and has lead to use of narcotics; thus presenting, among those who operate nuclear weapon systems, missiles, planes, and computers, the possibility of an accident under narcotic influence.
2. Cyril Northcote Parkinson, famous for his Parkinson's law that work expands to fill the time available, has created another law. The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.