Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Morning Tech Bits

View
28 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >

8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 14:43 DangerDog
 
They need to build some robots to take care of that mess in fukushima.

do that and I'll be impressed
 
Avatar 6174
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 13:35 eRe4s3r
 
What do you think drones with facial recognition capabilities are built for?  
Avatar 54727
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 13:29 eRe4s3r
 
They dealt with it.. Star Trek for example, has abolished capitalism in the federation and only use money for trade with others or independent colonies.

As you no doubt can guess, there is no job on this planet that a robot of sufficient tech can't do. The question is not when that happens, it is already happening, and the only reason there are still people in steel works, car manufacture or really any other job, is that politics represses the robotization of these jobs but that can't work forever.

What you ask has a logical answer. Capitalism or consumerism needs to stop existing. Robotization is the end-game of capitalism. Once all humans are out of production there are none humans left who can consume. Service jobs DEPEND on people having money from work. With no one working in lower jobs, service jobs stop being profitable = robots take them over too.

And yes, for a while robots need to be built by humans... until that too is automated. They need maintenance... until that too is automated.

Result: Either capitalism ceases, or the western world will learn the true meaning of poverty.
 
Avatar 54727
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 12:59 PropheT
 
I'm not sure you can blame them. This is the place that's under constant fire worldwide for working conditions, has nets on their roof to keep suicide jumpers from finishing the job, and is under constant scrutiny for human rights abuses in a country that's rife with them.

Welcome to the global market. Treat the workers better, raising costs to where you can't compete or get rid of them and get robots. It's not like they can just ship the jobs to China.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 12:54 Verno
 
Hopefully they can build another 1 million robots to defend them from 1 million pissed off ex-employees  
Avatar 51617
 
Playing: Divinity Original Sin, Infamous Second Son, Madden
Watching: Spartan, Possible Worlds, The Changeling
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 12:29 Bill Borre
 
I wonder why all those sci-fi stories that I read as a kid with robots replacing human workers creating a utopia never dealt with the economic question of where people would acquire income in order to cover living expenses?  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 12:08 Cutter
 
That boggles the mind. The time for a revolution - everywhere - is long past due.
 
Avatar 25394
 
"The South will boogie again!" - Disco Stu
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2012, 11:48 eRe4s3r
 
IN other news, 500 human jobs created to build and maintain 1 million robots to replace 1 million human jobs. Leaves 999500 in total poverty.

You couldn't make this shit up ^^
 
Avatar 54727
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
28 Replies. 2 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo