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Comment Re:Robots paying taxes? (Score 1) 173

I was envisioning corporate taxes on business robots. Not consumer goods.

I get that tech has displaced workers for decades, but we are entering an era where new, well-paying jobs are not replacing the old. Basic Income is gaining traction as a response to this reality, and taxing automation seems like a logical means for corporations to contribute.

Comment Re:Pre-ordering (Score 1) 223

That's a good plan for most games. Just like binging on entire seasons of TV shows on Netflix where you get to skip commercials and don't have to wait a week to see how a cliffhanger resolves.

The downside is you aren't part of the conversation at the time of release. Like following sports, there is social currency value in playing at release time. For popular multi-player titles, waiting means you might miss out on the peak crowds, and the fun of discovering things on your own before all the walk-throughs, builds, maps, and cheats are posted online. Your friends may have moved on just as you're getting into a game and looking for a group.

Just playing devil's advocate here. For the most part I do as you describe and wait for a 75% off Steam sale on an already discounted price. It's great to pay $5 to play a game that released at $60 the previous year.

Comment Re:How to handle crazy (Score 1) 556

I share the sentiment. I work and am friends with people representing Abrahamic religions in many forms and variations, as well as atheists and agnostics, with varying levels of devoutness. I respect them all and treat them everyone professionally. Since God can neither be proved nor disproved, what's the point in getting upset or upsetting others?

Comment Re:It is simple (Score 1) 755

I contend that anyone who achieves true objectivity on this issue will opt for agnosticism and just leave the debate behind.

I agree. With the tools and evidence available to us we simply can't know either way. People really struggle accepting this uncertainty. But it gets easier as you age.

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