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Old 04-03-2013, 04:02 AM
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I'm stopping this fight before it breaks out. It would be great if everybody would calm down and focus on discussing the actual topic of the thread.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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Just watched the entire video (yes some people want to see information in its entirety). Couple of
thoughts 1. If China is aware of this, they're probably "freaking out" or planning & preparing on
how much less they can pay their people and exploit them.
2. What happens when the power goes out?
3. I wonder if it's possible to have computers & technology inspect our food? Since funding for
that is being cut (plus we never really have enough employees for this), I think "robots"
would help with inspections to catch anything harmful.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Just watched the entire video (yes some people want to see information in its entirety).

Couple of thoughts


1. If China is aware of this, they're probably "freaking out" or planning & preparing on
how much less they can pay their people and exploit them.
They might be then again maybe not, at least now. I mean its not like many people in the U.S. understand this at this point either. Plus its not like this is the new normal and if China could change the rates to this they would be ok. This is just the start of computers/ robots taking jobs away and it will impact every job sector. I can even envision students starting college for a degree that looks good then by the time they graduate already be obsolete. That has never happened in the history of society and the impact is going to effect everyone. Another example is I own a fast food restaurant and in time I think it will cheaper for me to have robots do the work then pay the employees and health insurance.

I want to add that while I sound like a pessimistic person I am actually very optimistic about the future, it will just be different. The problem I think society will face is getting from point A to point B, and what will point b be, especially in the job market. In my opinion it will require major economic changes and I wonder how we are going to accomplish that in the short time we will have to do it in, in less then 10 maybe 20 years at most.



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2. What happens when the power goes out?

I don't understand this question.

3. I wonder if it's possible to have computers & technology inspect our food? Since funding for
that is being cut (plus we never really have enough employees for this), I think "robots"
would help with inspections to catch anything harmful.
Yes and they will do a better job.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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I'm stopping this fight before it breaks out. It would be great if everybody would calm down and focus on discussing the actual topic of the thread.
Yac.
That would be nice. Thank you.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Phoenix,az
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So you're the op, wooohoooo.......... BFD

Is that supposed to mean something?

You want exponential technological advancement?

Need big wars for that and none are on the horizon....

Want technology advancement? Here ya go:



My gun is bigger then yours



What's funny about technical unemployment is how quickly the rich want to be broke themselves. If everyone is broke, no one is going to buy anything.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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What's funny about technical unemployment is how quickly the rich want to be broke themselves. If everyone is broke, no one is going to buy anything.
This is not being driven by the rich but by computer innovation. This will impact everyone including the rich.
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