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88℅ of manufacturing job loss since 2000 due to automation and technology

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blaznazn22 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2017 12:29 pm
automation is only one step away from artificial intelligence. When that happens there will be REAL widespread job loss in every sector, doctors, engineers, architects, businessmen, researchers, scientists etc etc. Better to have the legislation down now when its only at automation. I am fairly confident that full blown AI is only 20-25 years away.
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notfromqc wrote:
Feb 18th, 2017 4:30 pm
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you may joke about it, but AI is a real thing. They already have basic models out fact pharmaceuticals are using them to develop new drugs. ... 031516.php

Its just the beginning. In one of my courses I took a few years, (advanced organic chem) the professor mentioned the advent of computer systems taking away jobs from a sector that she thought was immune to technology.
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Dumbbelldore wrote:
Feb 18th, 2017 12:13 pm
Automate bullshit jobs so people will have more to time develop skills that they really, really want to. The main issue is the income inequality and I think advance automation has the potential to take care of this problem for the people who are affected.
Be careful of what you ask. Each job they automate makes your job the next one to be eliminated.
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wal3145 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2017 4:39 pm
Be careful of what you ask. Each job they automate makes your job the next one to be eliminated.
I'm not happy about it but the transition into something different is going to happen. I would agree it's not going to be a fun ride and may even be rough and depressing for many. I am at a point where I feel cautiously optimistic.
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wal3145 wrote:
Feb 18th, 2017 1:09 pm
Yes, they should at double the amount we mere humans were paying.
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Perhaps we should subject income tax to hammers, table saws, and hydraulic presses, too!
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As a start I guess you could stop the gov grants that go to large companies to "modernize". Especially since so many companies just bail once they take the money anyway
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Maybe if companies like Microsoft paid their fair share and not use every loophole in the book to avoid tax we wouldn't need this discussion

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"They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good robots."

"They are taking our jobs" - Donald Trump Jr. on Make American Human Again presidential campaign
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Perhaps in the near future robots will be some taboo technology and you have to drive to jane and finch to get yourself a linear actuator from a robot pimp operating next to the dumpster behind the tim hortons. It would be like blade runner but with roombas, like the matrix without the matrix, like mad max but with plenty of gasoline.
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Experts say Canadian workers could be in for some major upheaval over the next decade as increasingly intelligent software, robotics and artificial intelligence perform more sophisticated tasks in the economy. ... -1.3982466

Watch these robots making pizza
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I heard about it 20 years ago and I suspect I will continue to hear about it for the rest of my life. Yes, it's happening. No, it's not happening very fast.
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You could get a job making robots.
But robots use electricity and that's bad for the environment so tax. So no job.
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there are vending machines that make pizza.
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