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July 13, 2016

With a predictability that makes sunrise look like a long shot, the company says that the robots do not replace but “help” humans.

New Rossum’s Universal Robots: Toward a Most Minimal Wage | Fred Reed

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 13, 2016 7:40 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Fred's assuming that, unlike past automation revolutions, new and unexpected human jobs will NOT be created this time.

He may turn out to be right -- but not necessarily from the reasons he cites. Rather, it's because civilization is in a weakened state, and acts like it doesn't have, or doesn't want to have, the resilience it once did. A paradox, considering the phenomenon of the robot revolution.

He also points out that we have an unusually high number of people not in the work force. That doesn't bode well either.

Posted by: DonRodrigo [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2016 2:37 PM

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