lifting a very large weight with your excess electricity, then running a generator with it during peak loads or periods. (Did I say VERY large weight?)
Check out this article: http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the.... According to that, you'd need to lift an 800 pound weight to 3 meters to get the equivalent of
...taking into account that maintaining them would be essentially free? (as no salaries have to be paid to produce food, shelter, etc...
Except someone has to pay for the robots (materials, construction, maintenance, etc...) that produce the food and shelter. And then that someone owns the robot. And are they going to lend me their robot to build my house? Probably not. So I'm going to need to make money to build my own robots. Well... maybe I'll just be a scientist. Oh wait, everyone else in society is now a scientist so no one wants to pay for me to be a scientist. So now I have no robots and no skills with which to build my house or grow my food. And there are millions of others like me!
Just because we have robots to do all the work, the world won't magically transform into utopia. Someone is going to control the robots. Unless we want the government owning all the robots and determining how much food and supplies we all get, we need some sort of decentralized economy. I'd love to hear ideas on how this would work if people didn't have jobs that other people were willing to pay for, but I am having a hard time imagining how this would be possible.
These people are extremists even by the standards of other religious people.
Unfortunately I don't think you can call such a widely held belief extremist. CNN's article about this video references a Gallup Poll that found 46% of Americans believe "God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so." I find this incredibly depressing.
Like punning, programming is a play on words.