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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by NCRAVEN View Post

    Might be getting time to head back to farming. Tough to see robots really taking that over completely.
    Already happening. In Israel I just heard about an irrigation system, using gray water, that monitors the ground moisture all over the farm. It can detect a single plant that needs water and give it just the right amount. They use a drone to fly over the farm to check all kinds of things. You don't even need a human to operate drones.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    Technology has been replacing workers for a long time. Cars put horse and buggy out of business. Refrigeration put ice men out of business.
    So instead of laying concrete there will be more people making parts for the machine that lays concrete. It's just a shift of the workforce.
    Machines will mine the ore, refine it, etc, including transportation. They will be able to make the parts to fix themselves. It isn't that far off.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    They already are. What's even more ironic is the fast food chains in the regions that are super socialist/communist have already introduced digital menu selection devices rather than paying someone $15/hr to say "Welcome to McDonald's, can I take your order?"

    Right now, the restaurant industry (specifically, fast food restaurants) and shipping/logistics are two of the main industries I see being most impacted by automation/AI.
    The McDonalds in Westminster has had order stands for months. I love it, though I rarely go there.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongBaldy View Post
    robots dont pay taxes
    And they don't require government services. The corporations will pay taxes.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    And that's another interesting aspect of this. How to incur taxable income from an automated workforce?
    100 years ago we didn't have an income tax.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    And they don't require government services. The corporations will pay taxes.
    They also dont require health insurance or retirement accounts so those jobs gone also.
    seems like universal basic income is what will happen with all the unemployed folks





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongBaldy View Post
    They also dont require health insurance or retirement accounts so those jobs gone also.
    seems like universal basic income is what will happen with all the unemployed folks
    Right. We’d basically “smart “ ourselves right out of a job. Then BIG Gubbment would have us all on Welfare! Right were they want us. Unarmed and pennyless.


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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by Laxdad24 View Post
    Right. We’d basically “smart “ ourselves right out of a job. Then BIG Gubbment would have us all on Welfare! Right were they want us. Unarmed and pennyless.


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    china is an example where the govt runs stuff





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by WrongBaldy View Post
    Corporations run America
    china is an example where the govt runs stuff
    Yeah. That works well doesn’t it?


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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    100 years ago we didn't have an income tax.
    What did the population look like then? What did the size of the federal government look like then?


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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Machines will mine the ore, refine it, etc, including transportation. They will be able to make the parts to fix themselves. It isn't that far off.
    We are, we are very far off. Though I can't wait til I get my flying car.





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    Re: The Dark Side Of The Singularity

    Quote Originally Posted by blah3 View Post
    We are, we are very far off. Though I can't wait til I get my flying car.
    I disagree. You can program a robot to do just about anything. It is a matter of cost and return right now, but as easier things are done (like painting a new car, this was one that was automated a while ago) the more difficult tasks will be tackled.

    Fixing plumbing issues in an already built house is VERY difficult. The unexpected situations found in each home is very difficult for a programmer to anticipate and have the computer/robot figure out. But building a house from scratch is much less so. As noted, they already have machines doing some of that work.





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