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Meh until they come up with reliable robotic soldier I wouldn't worry.



In September 2016, Microsoft invested an unspecified amount in Sarcos Robotics, a developer of dexterous industrial robots for use in "unstructured environments." Sarcos makes a "Guardian" line of robots that are meant to perform dangerous tasks in construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure inspections, logistics, public safety, and the military.


Be ready to do battle with the Cyberdyne T-100.


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Huh... Well, if shipping companies, like Fed Ex and UPS are any indication, the future is an electrician's dream. Automated machinery fuck up all the time, from something as small as a photoeye losing focus, to plastic sorters flying off of conveyor belts, to hot wires slipping out of place and frying electrical panels.


http://www.livescience.com/50988-damaged-robot-heals-itself.html


Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly "heal" themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study. It may sound like science fiction, but these abilities could lead to more robust, effective and autonomous robots, researchers say.

In experiments, a six-legged robot could adapt in little more than a minute to keep walking even if two of its legs were damaged, broken or missing. A robotic arm could also learn to place an object in the correct place even with several broken motors or joints.

"One thing we were surprised by was the extent of damage to which the robots could quickly adapt to," study co-author Jean-Baptiste Mouret, a roboticist at Pierre and Marie Curie University, in Paris, told Live Science. "We subjected these robots to all sorts of abuse, and they always found a way to keep working."



Published on May 20, 2014

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Yeah. They got self repairing robots. So, there will be fewer jobs for electricians than you think.... Yeah, this won't become wide spread right away, but it's gonna happen.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Meh until they come up with reliable robotic soldier I wouldn't worry.


By that, do you mean fully autonomous humanoid robot soldiers, or robot tanks and drones too? Because the Russian's apparently want to build robot tanks. (Armata or something like that)


I am thinking something along the lines of the Terminators or the androids from Blade Runner ya know.
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Well then... It seems Amazon is not content with their cashier-less and bagger-less convenience stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz65RFAQ4N8

Now they want want to create a supermarket where only 3 to ten people work in it, per shift...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2795408/amazon-planning-to-open-robotic-supermarket-staffed-by-just-two-humans-sources-claim/

No jobs for anybody?
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This is good the reason I'm becoming an engineer is to help speed up this.
Jobs will one day be a rare thing to have if all goes well making society adapt
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Well then... It seems Amazon is not content with their cashier-less and bagger-less convenience stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz65RFAQ4N8

Now they want want to create a supermarket where only 3 to ten people work in it, per shift...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2795408/amazon-planning-to-open-robotic-supermarket-staffed-by-just-two-humans-sources-claim/

No jobs for anybody?


Hopefully no jobs for anyone yes.
Then we can work on Ubi and other solutions to a jobless society and reach a new era of productivity .
Humans can and should be replaced as workers.
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Well as an electrician myself I can say anyone who thinks electricians wont be replaced is sadly mistaken. Also do not assume the robotics industry will only replace blue collar jobs. A robotic/digital engineer is much cheaper in the long run then a human and a lot less likely to make expensive mistakes. Also think of the surgery robots now in wide use. Wont be long before they are completely autonomous make doctors obsolete. Also consider most of wallstreet these days is programs that buy and sell massive amounts in milliseconds based on certain criteria. Ergo Proxy comes to mind(since this is an anime site)
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Well as an electrician myself I can say anyone who thinks electricians wont be replaced is sadly mistaken. Also do not assume the robotics industry will only replace blue collar jobs. A robotic/digital engineer is much cheaper in the long run then a human and a lot less likely to make expensive mistakes. Also think of the surgery robots now in wide use. Wont be long before they are completely autonomous make doctors obsolete. Also consider most of wallstreet these days is programs that buy and sell massive amounts in milliseconds based on certain criteria. Ergo Proxy comes to mind(since this is an anime site)



EXACTLY.
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Millions of people without jobs? That sounds like a recipe for anarchy. Millions of people with idle hands will not be doing good. Some will become artists, but most will become bandits. I know it sounds crazy, but millions of unemployed people without anything to do, and not earning a living, will turn to doing bad things. Look at other countries with poor economies. Those countries are all full of bad things happening because of unemployed people doing bad things.
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Millions of people without jobs? That sounds like a recipe for anarchy. Millions of people with idle hands will not be doing good. Some will become artists, but most will become bandits. I know it sounds crazy, but millions of unemployed people without anything to do, and not earning a living, will turn to doing bad things. Look at other countries with poor economies. Those countries are all full of bad things happening because of unemployed people doing bad things.



Yes which is how it will be in the future no matter what we do.
In the future our economy will change people will hopefully earn Universal basic income.

Humans will be replaced we either adapt the economy or die.
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we dont want a god damn universal basic income.

we want to work hard and be rewarded appropriately!
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we dont want a god damn universal basic income.

we want to work hard and be rewarded appropriately!


well then your out of luck and will starve since you are inferior to robots
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Millions of people without jobs? That sounds like a recipe for anarchy. Millions of people with idle hands will not be doing good. Some will become artists, but most will become bandits. I know it sounds crazy, but millions of unemployed people without anything to do, and not earning a living, will turn to doing bad things. Look at other countries with poor economies. Those countries are all full of bad things happening because of unemployed people doing bad things.


Like I said - a few generations would encounter issues like these until there are a few niche positions that humans are still mostly required for due to some reason or another. Our own generation? I doubt we'll see the full fruition of autonomy in the job market. We're the generation that gets to see the seeds being planted and watered in various markets.
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DeadlyOats wrote:

Millions of people without jobs? That sounds like a recipe for anarchy. Millions of people with idle hands will not be doing good. Some will become artists, but most will become bandits. I know it sounds crazy, but millions of unemployed people without anything to do, and not earning a living, will turn to doing bad things. Look at other countries with poor economies. Those countries are all full of bad things happening because of unemployed people doing bad things.


Like I said - a few generations would encounter issues like these until there are a few niche positions that humans are still mostly required for due to some reason or another. Our own generation? I doubt we'll see the full fruition of autonomy in the job market. We're the generation that gets to see the seeds being planted and watered in various markets.


I dunno technology is still on a faster and faster pace.
Immortality is likely to be possible in the late 2080's.

This generation COULD potentially live to see these issues.
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I dunno technology is still on a faster and faster pace.
Immortality is likely to be possible in the late 2080's.

This generation COULD potentially live to see these issues.


I can't entirely deny the possibility. Though, I think the "millennial" (Gen Y) and Gen Z generations may not encounter the first blush of issues in the job market. These two generations will still be complaining about foreigners, trade agreements, and other so-called concerns while the "automation age" sneaks up on them. The same thing happened when automation jumped into the manufacturing industry. People worried about external factors before realizing that it was the internal ones that snuck up behind them and took over.
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Ryulightorb wrote:

I dunno technology is still on a faster and faster pace.
Immortality is likely to be possible in the late 2080's.

This generation COULD potentially live to see these issues.


I can't entirely deny the possibility. Though, I think the "millennial" (Gen Y) and Gen Z generations may not encounter the first blush of issues in the job market. These two generations will still be complaining about foreigners, trade agreements, and other so-called concerns while the "automation age" sneaks up on them. The same thing happened when automation jumped into the manufacturing industry. People worried about external factors before realizing that it was the internal ones that snuck up behind them and took over.


yeah makes sense it will all work out in the end though i hope.
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