[FoRK] Making robotics a priority
eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jul 12 02:50:03 PDT 2011
On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 08:15:26PM -0400, Joe Reneker wrote:
> I suppose the broader point of the original post is that robots will soon be
> capable of performing most non-creative labor. Whether it's a good thing is
Not limited to that. Many white-collar jobs are far easier to automate
than your average plumber.
Here's an empirical metric for full human equivalence: half of all
job slots across the entire world are occupied by nonhumans.
Of course some niches are/have being/been flooded earlier than
> probably irrelevent, as it's a technological inevitability. It's not like
> some minor government investment is going to appreciably speed up
> development of this tech. Robots are something that society will necessarily
> come to grips with, one way or another.
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