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Comment Dilemma Solution (Score 3, Insightful) 309

If Robots take away jobs from humans, the (Robot "employee") work need to be severely taxed and the tax income put into a fund to support humans loosing their income.

This will take away the incentive to prefer and use robot work over humans and help the transition to a workable solution..

Will this fly - nope because the system is purely profit-driven and humans are just a means to create more profit for the "higher cast" and dropped when a cheaper method is available.

This is seen by outsourcing jobs and production to cheaper wage and production environments.

Are there laws to hold corporations socially responsible? Sure not in the USA, maybe somewhere in North-European countries where people live a happier life and people think more about common well being affecting everyone as compared to regular capitalistic or totalitarian structures where the "right" religion is instilled from birth on and every change brutally repressed and eliminated.

Comment Business as usual... (Score 1) 236

The spooks do what they want because it's "important to security" and if they are called on it, they kill the messenger instead of cleaning up their act...

Seems both sides - not the messenger - but the spooks on either side have a similar character makeup and feed on each other to keep this game going.

The neverending story.....

Comment So, what's the problem here - staring at a screen? (Score 1) 118

Eyes focus on the same distance all the time and the muscles doing this are not properly exercised and challenged.

Being hunter/gatherers most of our genetic past life, looking far, close and noticing noises and movements around us was a necessity of survival.

And now? Focus distance to screen or cell: 2', next wall: 10-20', VR googles I don't know how this works, not much distance change there either I would guess.

I'd say, severe deterioration of human vision ability....

Comment Band aid (Score 1) 130

not eliminating the underlying reasons and - in case it would work on a larger scale, who is making money on this BS? - manifest the incapacity of current systems to eliminate systemic malfunction endangering ... - A LOT !!! (wherever your conditioned imagination allows you to to).

Comment This post again - ha? (Score 1) 301

One would think if rats can do that:

Mice might do this as well or stow away in boxes, containers etc. getting moved on a wider journey... Good luck to all the critters/birds on other continents to depend on mice for their main staple - birds of prey etc.

Do people have brains these days and not learned from zebra mussels? This one is devastating, wipes out a species including sub-species and/or closely related. There are cross-breeds between close relatives, right?

Maybe people thinking of playing with this need a booster chromosome somewhere?

Comment Re:More of that small, local govt freedom (Score 1) 200

To be fair, letting corporations run everything is technically "smaller government". Republicans might be stupid, but they are consistent.

It's not!

There is a huge difference between Corporations and local governments.
Who are both responsible to? Shareholders somewhere or people actually you know from local City Council meetings.
What is their underlying objective? Increase return of investment to shareholders or run a municipality most efficient serving the people living there.

You can see how municipalities are fought for their independence by state governments occupied by people dependent on campaign contributions when municipalities trying to become independent from Corporations in electrical, zoning (fracking) and now internet. There are actual cases where a state government sues municipalities in those instances.

Looking how this works can be clearly seen how senators vote against normal people so they can be bilked by Corporations in drug sales:

They are busy returning favors for funds received and their voters behaving just right lulled and sleeping soundly watching TV ....

You really need to open your eyes and use your grey matter for a change.

Donald Rumpelstiltskin has no clue and is probably only concerned about covering his dick's history, trying to make things "great" again.

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