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Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 1) 640

by Sir_Eptishous (#48620779) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
I used the phrase "thinkers", not "elites".

Those groups I "give credit" to are huge. I don't hesitate for a moment that there are members of those groups who have the intelligence at hand and the foresight to see where things are going and to prepare for them. Lumping everyone in those groups as either/or doesn't make sense.

Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 1) 640

by Sir_Eptishous (#48620755) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
Not sure what narrative you're alluding to.

My point is that eventually in this century more and more people, especially in the First World, will lose their jobs dues to technologies endless march.

Not sure where you get the "defining yourself as against something" either. The end of my post asks a question. Can you answer it?

Also, and most importantly, with all the arguments about whether true AI will ever really come about, etc really have no bearing at all on how technology will continue to destroy jobs. There is no denying that. From self checkout at the supermarket to self driving delivery trucks to kiosk style fast food to software that writes sports articles online. It is all coming, and none of it requires true AI.

Comment: Re:DOCUMENTS? (Score 1) 249

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#48620425) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

>The documents DEMAND that the the press DESTROY SONY!

Is this a joke that whooshed over my head, or are you hopped up on something? I'm thinking it's probably the former.

Information wants to be free. Sony demands. Anthropomorphism requires.

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Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 1) 640

by Sir_Eptishous (#48617599) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
Wrong. The language part of it was only half the meaning.

The connotation for "Barbarian" may be misconstrued to mean only the language, but there was a lot more to it than that, especially in the ancient "enlightened" Hellenic and Roman societies. It had to do just as much with the cultural identity, Hellenic vs Persian, Roman(anyone inside the empire) vs those outside the empire.

Comment: Re:Does the job still get done? (Score 4, Interesting) 640

by Sir_Eptishous (#48616917) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
40-50%?!? Really?!?

All it will take is about 20%-25% unemployment for social order in the US to break down. The "thinkers" in govt, business and academia know this. The increasing militarization of the police, the complete disregard for the Constitution, the NSA monitoring everything, etc is getting ready for this. The canard of islamic terrorism was a good ploy and it has worked very well.

As much as I love the idea of robots creating a paradise on earth for humans to live out their fantasies and do what they all really ever wanted to do, without the need for working,etc; I just don't see that happening. Greed will win out. It always has.

Again I will reccomend the following good read on this subject: Manna by Marshall Brain.

So again, the question remains, and will continue to for the foreseeable future, what are the millions of soon to be unemployed going to do? Who will feed them, house them, etc?

Comment: Re:AH, the good old days (Score 1) 100

by 50000BTU_barbecue (#48610703) Attached to: The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax

I am amazed at the kind of scut work "engineers" do these days. Electrical engineers in the days of yore were scientists, physicists.

I used to work for a company that used label printers. I mean high-speed printers for production lines. These machines are all ready and set to go from the box. Why do you need someone to go to university for 4 years and go through three interviews to check a few wires, enter a few digits and look at the end result of the printed label?

You need engineers to design the machines, some engineers to mass-produce them, and technicians, not engineers, to install them.

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