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Submission + - Automated robot factories and you (blogspot.com)

Baruch Atta writes: "When the state of the art robotics is advanced enough for robots to autonomously go and create factories for making more robots....
Then the only limiting factors would be
a — raw materials
b — energy
Both of which are virtually unlimited in space, i.e. the moon, asteroids.
What would be the implications of an unlimited and cheap work force?
Secondary question — how many humans would be needed (on Earth or off) to insure the survival of our species and for scientific/engineering progress, once working/labor becomes obsolete? Couldn't the human species get by with only the graduates of Harvard, MIT and other top universities? Who else would be required? Who would decide?"

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Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.