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Comment: Re:Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More R (Score 1) 186

by Bengie (#49158589) Attached to: Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots

Advances in AI will make it possible to replace large swaths of 'smart' and 'creative' jobs by 2050.

Solving a problem is the easiest part. The hardest part is identifying and describing the problem. Once AIs can both identify and solve problems, then there will be absolutely nothing left for humans for "jobs".

Comment: Re:Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More R (Score 1) 186

by Bengie (#49158581) Attached to: Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More Robots
The employees can't afford the robots and it takes a while to pay off the investment for them. So the employees become the employer, except the employees can't afford the robots. Do you see a problem with this? Someone has to pay for the robots and they're too expensive to be owned individually and it would be wasteful because no one needs an entire factor of cars for themselves. The logical conclusion of what you're getting after is for the robots to be collectively owned, a form of socialism.

Comment: Re:Whiteboards and whiteboarding are a bad idea. (Score 2) 162

by Bengie (#49156051) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Whiteboard Substitutes For Distributed Teams?

If you can't express the idea in text and text alone, then you haven't broken it down properly. Drawing pictures on a whiteboard won't help with this.

And you should be able to compose great music via sheet music alone, but it might be a good idea to actually listen to your music.

Comment: Re: Queue it up (Score 2) 132

by Bengie (#49151845) Attached to: Vandalism In Arizona Shuts Down Internet and Phone Service
-20f nights and 0f days are great at keeping hard core druggies away from here. Nearly all of our crime are along the lines of some bored teenagers trying to lift candy bars at Walmart. I remember this one time that someone was actually shot and killed. That one murder filled the news papers of several local counties for months. It was my first time ever hearing of one happening locally.

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