Started by Geolibertarian, Jan 23, 2014, 06:13:06 PM
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QuoteWe should not be haunted by the specter of being automated out of work. We should be nervous about the toll booth collector not having to collect tolls anymore. We should be excited by that. But the reason we're not excited is because we live in a society where if you don't have a job you are left to die, and that is at its core, our problem. And there are a lot of different solutions, a lot of different proposed ideas about how we go about that.Bill Gates has talked about taxing robots at 90 percent. What he's really talking about is taxing corporations at 90 percent, but it's easier to say "tax a robot."...Whether you want to call it "Democratic Socialism" or "Techno Futurism," or like whatever it is, it is because our technological advancement as a society has outpaced our system for handling finite resources. Because now we are approaching infinite resources.
Quote"Organizations are facing mounting concerns over the widening skills gap and tightened labor markets with the potential to impact their futures as well as worldwide economies," said Amy Wright, Managing Partner, IBM Talent & Transformation, IBM."Yet while executives recognize the severity of the problem, half of those surveyed admit that they do not have any skills development strategies in place to address their largest gaps. And the tactics the study found were most likely to close the skills gap the fastest are the tactics companies are using the least. New strategies are emerging to help companies reskill their people and build the culture of continuous learning required to succeed in the era of AI."
Quote from: Ye Olde Powder Monkey on Jan 08, 2020, 04:27:14 PMFrom what I understand of the Climate-Impact of Energy-greedy robots,versus the energy-efficiency of the excellently built human-body (or designed, if you like) ... — Robots will not cut-the-mustard.Our fantastic human bodies, at least the less obese of us, are mostly fueled by the catalysisof Adenosine-Tri-Phosphate or ATP (a close relative of rDNA) from oxygen and water intakes.A building site worker completing a full-day's workout on site will produce up to 50% of theirbody mass in a full-shift of 8 to 10hrs. ATP is the energy fuel that powers our entire system.