Get ready to be obsolete

Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:49 pm

Kurweil part 2. I read all of his books and this one continues to lay out the theme of making us subservient to the machine.

http://www.opednews.com/articles/It-s-A ... 14-13.html

One interesting milestone will be that in about 20 years they will lay reverse engineer the human brain and you think unemployment is bad now.

Interesting but it doesn't matter to me I'll be dead.
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:12 pm

We need tin foil hats! :rofl:
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:27 pm

We had a guy working at the shipyard who was convinced they could read your mind and so he always wore a tinfoil hat to drive away the thought-readers we had at work.

He was an ex-hippie though and I think he had a few really hard drugs, for WAY too many years.
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:37 pm

Shipyard...are you a mainer?
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:27 pm

Oh good Lord, another Maineiac :bighug: :clap: toothy
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:50 pm

coalnewbie wrote:... and you think unemployment is bad now ...

This general issue has been growing for some time. As more and more work is done by machines, there is the capacity for huge productivity increases, but less and less need for actual people to participate in the production and get paid for it. This (along with outsourcing, of course) has affected the lower and middle financial classes the most -- think of all the factory jobs that were available 50 years ago and are not available now. I recently read an article about a factory where literally thousands of industrial robots were assembling iPads, work that would have been done by people 20 years ago. So far the "thinking" jobs have been impacted less than the hands-on jobs; but artificial intelligence could change that in the blink of an eye, when every desktop PC can think a thousand times faster and clearer than the guy at the keyboard. Put those artificial brains in humanoid robots that can pound nails and turn wrenches and climb ladders (and aren't afraid of heights :P ), and there will be no jobs at all that still require people, neither in the USA nor in the countries we have outsourced to. Vast productivity, but nobody getting paid. What then?
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Re: Get ready to be obsolete

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 pm

Relax Fred, they will never reverse engineer a bowl of spaghetti......... AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA I slay myself.
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