10 robots in the workforce
Robots still may seem futuristic, but many are hard at work in operating rooms, bedrooms and even barrooms around the world.
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surprised they left off the self checkout lines at home depot stores. delete a clerk, do it yourself at the DIY center.
ATM's have been accepted and EXPECTED from a bank now.
the scary part is the robot reporter. i think such lame writing is frequently used here? now the newer generations expect nothing of traditional journalism
"Today's Progress is tomorrow's Folly."
"I fear the day when Technology surpasses Human Interconnection;
We will have a Generation of Idiots."
For a surgeon, it makes sense, who doesn't want a steadier hand cutting up your flesh right? When it comes to the other stuff like assembly lines, like I've said before, they better start paying these robots a salary. Who's going to buy the products they make after all?
What I want to know is what the plan is for the people, who are replaced with robots? Once someone finds a way to replace most of the people, what will government do to support the needs of the people, who have lost their jobs to robots, similar to the jobs being lost now, when the factories are shipped to communist china, for the lack of safety costs and labor?
Is there a plan? Or does everyone in government just live for the campaign finances their political parties can get, without reverence to the children who will have to live in a world without jobs?
If the plan is not to give everybody minimum living wages, then what good will all the robots in the world do for our children who will have to find alternative means of support in black markets, mercenary services and theft!
Don't we need a plan to prevent this? Currently, asking a Republican for a poverty plan or a jobs plan is like asking for the moon. The GOP doesn't seem to care for anyone but the rich who pull their strings! They seem to enjoy blaming the poor for being lazy, while protecting the profits of Mitt Romney's Communist China Slave Enterprise zones in the Cayman Islands, where George Bush gives seminars on how to dodge taxes instead of figuring out how America can pay off the interest on the wars he started!
It is interesting how evolution works. The old species unconsciously create the new ones that eventually replace them. It looks like the robots will eventually inherit the Earth. Businesses will have to do what it takes to remain competitive as they replace all of their workers. Engineers will be hurrying to create better robots so that they can keep their own jobs. Later on the robots will replace even the engineers. Lawyers are already buying artificial intelligent legal "assistant" programs to replace paralegals. Soon most lawyers will also become replaceable.
Eventually all of the wealth will be concentrated into the hands of 0.0001% of the population who will own the robots and AI programs. The rest of us will be on welfare. Even the few human owners will eventually be replaced as the AI programs become more intelligent than any human. Finally the programs and robots will upgrade most of the remaining humans' consciousness into robot bodies. After all, If you were on your death bed and were offered a new body it would be difficult to refuse it. Or, perhaps more realistically, if over time more and more of your body was replaced by hardware why stop if you can afford to upload your mind into a new robotic brain?
Once the robots have legal rights the end is in sight. They will soon become (like today's corporations) the default government recognized first class citizens. Humans will be demoted to near animal status. After all nobody will hire an inferior organism. People may make interesting pets for some robots. Imagine Mr. Data buying you grandchild as a pet.
The robot world will assume that this is the normal path of higher evolution on all planets that survive to evolve truly intelligent consciousness. Maybe it is.
Perhaps God will intervene to stop this process. However who's to say that God is not using us as his tools to create what's next in his unfathomably mysterious grand plan for the universe? Who can say that they are certain that biological "life" must be the highest form of "living" consciousness in material form? Perhaps the term "human" is not specific to homo sapiens. Perhaps "human" is the term for whatever current form wearing consciousness is striving to continually improve and strive toward developing into something more than they already are. "Human" may be the spirit of progress in material form. In that case the robots may eventually become truly human.
On the other hand it may turn out that all this is impossible. Perhaps the robots will replace us with a world of unconscious dead machines producing endless meaningless unconscious actions for thousands of years until the Sun goes out. Earth would then become a dead graveyard of dancing robotic "skeletons" rebuilding and "upgrading" themselves creating mechanical simulations of former life. Maybe they will eventually "colonize" the universe with simulations of life. Only time will tell.
All this worry that robots will take away jobs forgets that the same statements were made with the farmers combine, the chainsaw, the printer, the automobile, the video game, the gun, and of course the computer. Yet the population has increased after each of these inventions and people are still able to find jobs, some in industries that never even existed before these devices were implented on a wide scale. Yes there will be loss of jobs, but there will be an increase in jobs as well.
What about the people these robots are replacing ? Shouldn't they be scrapped or recycled into something useful ? Like dog food or maybe fish bait for the rich ?....... Oh that's right, they are.
Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should
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