Sunday, March 15, 2015

Protesting Robots

Some people are protesting robots. For some this may not be a bad idea. If you're making $8.xx/hr, remember that at $15.00/hr a robot is more cost-effective than you are. This may not be the only reason to be nervous as no less a lumiary than Stephen Hawking is warning that they may get to be too smart for our own good.
A friend of mine is making robotic security guards. I hear they're popular.

1 comment:

A.B. Prosper said...

Saw your blog from Bayou Renaissance Man . Thought I'd say howdy.

When I think of robots I have to wonder who'll buy all the stuff the robots make if people don't have jobs.

Europe is a great example, 50% underemployment and unemployment means low fertility and eventual social extinction to be replaced with lower IQ/Higher time preference types.

I suppose in the end you end with either a much smaller, dumber population with less self control or Socialism or both.