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Robert J Romero

Doesn't anybody get it? This place called Earth is slowly becoming computer world.

September 26 2013 at 4:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Robert J Romero's comment

why do waitress's stand around and expect a 15-20% tip for nothing. Time to go!

August 18 2014 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Johnnie Wilson

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The same jobs they are eliminating will reduce the amount of disposable income in America in return reducing the profitability of their own businesses and other industries. Keep robots in positions deemed to dangerous or hazzordous for human labor.

July 31 2013 at 7:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I believe an unanticipated side effect of the increasing mechanization of the economy is that far fewer financial transactions will take place because prices will fall and entire industries will be mechanized, meaning that the real problem - the politicians - are finally starved out. They of course are the easiest to replace with robots, given that they already only simulate emotion or regard for human life as it is, but when it is no longer feasible for them to live so large, they will disappear very quickly.

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

July 21 2013 at 8:17 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Really like the robot/politician aspect in your post. I'll add this to my "In a perfect world" list next to Term Limits. :)

August 06 2013 at 12:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Forgot to add a "Thumbs Up" to my reply.

August 06 2013 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Robots have taken over many jobs in all sorts of work. The corperations like robots and automation because this cuts out the human worker. The human wants a fare salary, decent hours and benefits. Robots don't need any of this and they don't get sick, this elimates plenty benefits big companies pay. Robots don't need a vacation or health insurance and time off for illness. They can be called slaves because they do only what they are programmed to do, even if it means working 24 hours a day seven days a week, that's more money in coperate coffers. Gone are all the people that the phone company had to connect your call or the paper shufflers that filed all those file cabinets with our records. This is progress, but what happens when the computers go haywire or get infected by a virus? We all use technology and want even more, soon our brains won't function and we'll be so reliant in the future on machines that we won't know what to do when they break.

July 19 2013 at 2:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here's an article on the hamburger making machine that makes 360 burgers an hour. Producing the demo cost the company $50,000 and it's only been in production a year so there is not any word on maintenance costs. You'd definitely need someone to fill the chutes of the robot.

July 19 2013 at 2:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm betting money the initial costs of these robots and maintenance make them unfeasible. The robot restaurant I just read states the price of its robots was 20-30,000 pounds. That's about twice the cost of a fast food worker. Additionally since robots need maintenance they'll need staff to maintain them. The robots need to recharge after 5 hours before needing 2 hours to recharge so technically they don't even have an advantage to a human in terms of "breaks"

July 19 2013 at 2:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Well ,they won't spit in your big mac .

July 18 2013 at 11:48 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Marvin Minsky of MIT spent decades and millions of research dollars trying to build robots and calling it "Artificial Intelligence". Now there are 3 robots that walk, made by Toyota, Honda and Sony. Yet AI conferences still have only professors and nobody from industry invited to talk, giving papers or receiving awards.

These robots are just more proof that academia in America is BS. Private industry is light years ahead of the "professors". Yet the government still pays these frauds millions and so many people have such respect for "professors". No wonder we're behind the rest of the world acadmically.

July 18 2013 at 11:16 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

scre robots love is

July 18 2013 at 11:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's going to happen, whether we want it to or not. it's time to start adapting. Of course once they realize that the people who buy these goods, are actually the ones working there currently. Prices will begin to plummet everywhere, but the quality will remain. In other words you won't need to work that often, because production will be so efficient, they won't be able to give away everything. The foundations are beginning to lay itself down for this improved upon capitalist system after the business leaders realize that there will be a high need for a highly trained labor force that can maintain all these robotic functions. That will become the new model for the economy, moving away from production labor to maintenance labor.

July 18 2013 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Greg Price

The economy will totally collapse LONG before that point, as robots replace so much labor that there will be on one with money to BUY the robot-produced goods.

October 26 2014 at 3:38 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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