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Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

by geekoid (#49076777) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

"Or do you not understand the concept of "Artificial Intelligence"?"

actually, you don't understand that term.

It doesn't men self aware. YOU can have specialty AIs that make decision in the fields of expertise and that's it.

You might want to move past the 1950's version of AI.

There are Chess AI's that are better then almost everyone on the planet. WHen was the last times chess AI demanded a Union?

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

by geekoid (#49076755) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

Except the 2 dollars will spiral down, like wages always do when there isn't a minimum.

"ou decide that is too expensive, and replace the employee with an answering machine."
well then, raise your rates. If you industry can't handle you raising your rates, well then the answering machine is good enough after all. Meaning the value add of it being a actual human is too low to bother.

We put that 'burden'* on industry because thats where the money is.
Maybe we should just tax at 90% all profit earned over a billion dollars?
Society and economics ONLY work well together when money is moving.

It's not like that money isn't going to come back to the corporation again.
Income is important for industry to grow on the market.

*as if striving for a balances and healthy society is some sort of burden...

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

by geekoid (#49076685) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

unemployment is holding steady at about 23%. By the same methodology, unemployment was 25% during the great depression.

that's incorrect.

Unemployment, BY DEFINITION is the number of people who are out of work, but are looking for work. To twist it like you did is, at best disingenuous.

Do not use unemployment in any way as an overall indicator of people who don't have work; because for that you need to know intent and motivation.
You're way has no way to extract out the people who wouldn't be working no matter what the economy is like.

"If the government went back to enforcing a lower work week by removing exempt status for anyone who wasn't actually an owner or a supervisor who hires/fires/gives raises/can control working hours, unemployment would drop enormously and the abuse might stop."

Absolutely correct.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

by geekoid (#49076653) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

"..and hate technology."
Please explain how that jives with the last 150 years?

But to the point, since we design them, we can design then not to want those things. And an AI that's just like a human is pretty worthless.

AI does NOT mean 'self aware'.

An AI that specializes in air traffic control will only do air traffic control.

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