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Comment Re:Worried about society (Score 3, Insightful) 181

That's a great plan if you have wealth and use it to buy the bots and other resources required to make stuff or do stuff that you can use yourself or sell to others.

A lot of people don't have that wealth. I don't see an easy way for them to convince those who do have wealth to share it (especially given the rise of the Tea-Party which is based on people wanting to keep what they've earned).

Comment Worried about society (Score 5, Interesting) 181

As automation increases we'll need less labor to get stuff done. What's going to happen to society when a significant percentage of people can't get jobs, because machines do everything they can do better and cheaper?

I know that increased productivity should in theory make life better for everybody, in practice wealth has been increasingly concentrated over the last few decades.

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.