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Comment: Re:In search of... (Score 3, Informative) 408

by MickyTheIdiot (#49148405) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83

Spock ended up being combined with the character of "Number One" after the first pilot. In "The Cage" Spock wasn't an emotionless alien. The female second in command was the one that was considered cold and emotionless. When the network wouldn't allow a female commander then that character was removed and her traits given to Spock.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 0) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49074771) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

The GOP, especially in its current form, has a strong sense of "deserving" and "non-deserving" people. If you can't get a good job, or in poor health, or whatever there is a sense (maybe coming from US Puritanical roots?) that the hardship is deserved. And there is a sense that any outcomes, including extreme poverty and even death, are deserved... and this is getting worse I don't see this as controversial; go on any highly right wing comment board on the 'net and you will see it.

When the cards are stacked against these people even further because of further mechanism of jobs will this extreme bias against those who start out with LESS than the rest of us will this idea stop? I doubt it.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 5, Insightful) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49073591) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

Not to mention that the removal of the new deal and systematic attack on labor has made sure that the benefirts of that productivity has gone to mostly the top .01%.

George Jetson, on the famous cartoon show, used to complain how long the 3 day work weeks were! Everyone that put in work was supposed to benefit. It isn't working out that way.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 5, Interesting) 389

by MickyTheIdiot (#49073549) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

I agree with the basis of this argument in general, but as usual an entire group is forgotten.

We do have people who are not as smart as others. We have a very solid N% of people who will never be knowledge workers, who can't understand complex concepts, etc. In the US, with it's politics going out of control, we've also got a large group of smart people who won't make it because they won't have access to education they need (or the education becomes indoctrination and corporate training instead).

These people have to live somehow. Will we go the "Player Piano" route and guarantee a wage, or we will we go full GOP derp and just hope they die?

Comment: Re:Sounds like a business opportunity... (Score 3, Insightful) 121

Which is, yet again, a great example how every little thing in a society shouldn't be run on profit motive only. There are lots of things worth doing for the good of everyone that might lead to a fat cat getting a little less money but are still worth doing.

Comment: Re:Prison Time (Score 1) 129

by MickyTheIdiot (#49025781) Attached to: HSBC Banking Leak Shows Tax Avoidance, Dealings With Criminals

Another big myth is that the ideas you point out above, while accurate, are somehow handed down from god and not changeable.

The history of the US corporation is a sorted affair, and in the beginning the country actually put limits in corporate charters to keep corporations under control for the very reasons you describe. The corporation isn't some god given construct, it is actually a creature of the state. What we see right now is what happens when the society refuses to regulate it.

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