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All you have to do is make sure that the rate of such incidents and the accidents they cause or can't avoid is less than what a human driver, even a somewhat below average one would experience. Let part of the purchase price of the vehicle go toward insurance. If the manufacturer can get the accident rate down, then they will make more money. The incentives are right, just let the market work.
Posting from a 9 year old Mac Mini that survived a house fire. Only lost the onboard sound card. Had another older one that was right in the line of fire AND took the full brunt of firehoses and still worked after, losing only the stuff at the bottom of the case.
No it isn't. It's predicated on the fact that the government prevents people from starting small businesses. Why do you idiots think the only two possible systems are "Nazi boots on your face at all times" and "OMG ANARCHY"? Did the Nazis crush your head a little more than average?
"If everything is privately owned and they have nothing to offer but labor, which is devalued or valueless in our hypothetical robot-run world, where do they get this money?"
Where do people get money from now? Surely everyone can afford to spend $2.50 for 24 water bottles and sell them for 25 or 50 cents each? If you can't afford that, go to a food pantry.
"If he's starting with nothing,"
Why do you make retarded assumptions? Fuck, he can go sell some plasma and feed himself while making a little stand out of a discarded cardboard box. Just sell sealed, prepackaged stuff that you can buy in minor bulk.
If you want to discuss things, you would do well not to strawman people and go full retard with the reductio ad absurdum.
No, I think you are.
Anonymous idiot, you are a genius!
Also note that your argument is the equivalent of saying "well, if the first rung on the ladder isn't on the literal absolute floor, we should let the government raise it up so high you need a college degree to flip burgers."