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Comment: Re:Increase pay, reduce work week. (Score 1) 622

by Dripdry (#48655297) Attached to: What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

Try telling this to my boss. I work in finance and have a CFP.
My boss is *crazy* ambitious. Absolutely bonkers.
She grew up poor and now she is so nuts about being #1 that she works our asses into the ground triple/quadrupel checking work sometimes just to be sure we get a few more dollars of business. There is NO WAY to have more downtime. We could close the office a day per week... that;d be nice.

I say we cap how much money people can make, or severely limit it after a certain point. Once someone hits that cap there's no reason to amass more personal wealth, only work on personal accolades and hiring more quality people who can also come up in the world.

I know it's a hamfisted approach, just throwing this out there if anyone's still reading.

Comment: I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (Score 3, Interesting) 265

by Dripdry (#47420737) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.

Comment: Doctorow (Score 3, Insightful) 323

by Dripdry (#47122431) Attached to: 'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom hasn't come up yet?

Coming to terms with what it might be to actually be human... printing ourselves and transferring a back-up to that body...
what does that mean? will consciousness go with it?

To me, consciousness is probably just an electronic current that holds us to our memory. The terrifying moment, even if I could replicate myself elsewhere, is,"What happens when I sever that connection and transfer over/" will I just die and a perfect copy keeps living on just as I was a moment ago, or do I go with it? *could anyone tell*? It is the stuff not just of the fear of death, but no one ever knowing that makes it a nightmare.

Sorry to post so dark... nice weather, huh?

No problem is so formidable that you can't just walk away from it. -- C. Schulz