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Comment: Re:Foxconn Factories' Future: Fewer Humans, More R (Score 1) 129

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) 129

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) 147

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) 127

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.

Comment: Re:hmmm (Score 3, Insightful) 137

by Bengie (#49138795) Attached to: 12-Billion-Solar-Mass Black Hole Discovered

Personally, I think "dark matter" and "dark energy" don't really exist. Instead, I think there's something wrong with our understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe.

That is exactly what Dark Matter is and has always been claimed to be. It is a gap in our knowledge with certain characteristics. We know it is not baryonic matter, we know it is not an issue with gravity, as assume it is matter because matter has mass and mass distorts space(aka gravity). The biggest problem is that Dark Matter is the longest standing unknown in all of history. Through all of recorded history, problems have been solved shortly after the discovery of the problem. Dark Matter is nearly a century old and almost a magnitude worse than any other problem.

Plenty of great minds have looked at the problem. Our only hope is to keep running more tests and for technology to allow our tests to get better.

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