robots taking over peoples jobs
Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:17 PM
as far as i know, its possible now, so whats going to happen?
Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
Sheffield now produces more steal than it ever did, but with the smallest work force they have ever used.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:00 PM
Also, thanks to the growth of information technology, processors took over doing a lot of data work which would be normally assigned to people, etc.
Unless there is some legit 'latest news' I missed predicting some mega-dramatic change in the world happening like tomorrow?
Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:38 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:31 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:17 PM
I just thought of something humorous... imagine a computer scientist and robotics expert moving over to 3rd world and being like mother teresa, giving them automation.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:27 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:09 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:10 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:48 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
when the first personal computer that was cheap and small enough to fit into a home came out. it stopped being a future event and continues to become the ever more present. I dont see how its possible to rewind back to doing labor unless we stop progressing and thats not going to happen
and lets be honest physical labor is a function of a primitve society. the less primitive it becomes, the less labor it is going to require
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:06 PM
We get upset now when unemployment rates hit a few percent, what is going to happen when unemployment is in the 90% bracket.
Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:28 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:57 AM
I've worked (and played) far too hard to reach a very old age, don't have any kids, so it's a moot point for me.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:17 PM
I'm definitely no marxist, but I can't help thinking there must be a better way to handle a situation like that.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:29 PM
Robotics in its current form is still manual and primitive, typically only solving a very specific problem. Problems that once they expire their monetization need to be reinvented. I think the real deal is in software, not hardware. Artificial intelligence is where the game is at. First chap to break that code will change everything. But it's also in our nature not to eliminate the basic needs of life, which yes, does including working. Living on an automated spaceship like in the movie Wall-E is not a possible future with our species. Maybe for some ultra lazies, but definitely not the majority.
Economic and political infrastructures will definitely have to evolve to accommodate this new evolution, but I don't think this will happen overnight. There will likely be research publications making such announcements followed by years of additional research. Or loosely translated, the need to keep the gravy train running as a retirement backup in case the AI fails. Even with its inception, it will likely be sandboxed for many many years while everyone figures out what to do with it, and only then slowly introducing it to society.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:18 PM
Smile ... "I'm sorry you have just lost your job" BLAMMMMMM.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:36 PM
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