originally posted by: hotel1
I think it has been successfully established that the trend is real and that for the most part it is seen as not being good. What has not been
definitely established is the reasons for the trend and wether or not society as a whole should or should not be concerned by it.
Only the "owners of capital" are concerned with the trend because lower populations directly affects their pocketbooks. The "human race" will
survive, so thats not the issue.
The "owners of capital" also believe that tech, along with legislation and wage control will also give them ultimate power over labor. This is where
Millennials fail big time. They need to start abandoning tech, if they truly hope to have a chance at standing up to the "owners of capital". They
falsely believe tech will save and unite them, when in reality it was designed by "corporate committee" to do the opposite
This kind of tech is bad for regular people whom are not part of the true "Owners of Capital" class.
Remember when cell phones were actually fun?
I do, the phone was a huge and needed to be carried in a bag, BUT my boss NEVER called me on it, after what was considered typical work hours and
certainly never to ask me to do more work while I was at home. Compare that to today, when a cell phone in your pocket can spontaneously generate more
work to be done outside of the office, simply because someone higher up than you had a random thought at midnight.
Right now most Americans are expected to and are coerced by employment requirements to buy/finance a car, buy/finance education, buy/finance
healthcare, buy/finance insurance and eventually buy/finance a home of some kind.
Remember this is America, we have no labor protection, no union representation and no access to collective bargaining. In situations like this we are
sheep to be slaughtered. Mark my words, Europeans will fare MUCH better when "fantasy tech" becomes reality.
When my parents were in school in the 1950's and 60's they were told: no one would have to work in the future, that everything would be done by robots
and they would, in turn, have increased free time used for creating, making art, learning and helping others...
Robotics, the singularity, cell regeneration and AI are essentially the same lie, told to our parents, rehashed for a 21st century audience. I think
its funny when regular people get excited about future tech like the Singularity, AI, Robotics, etc. Do people really think when these thing finally
become real, functioning, working designs, applicable to industry, that we the "peons", will somehow ALL get a Data from Start Trek or a C-3PO from
Star Wars, to help us at home, at the job site or in the office, etc?
In reality we are going to get a David 8 from Prometheus/Aliens movies or the Robot Probation officer seen in filmElysium. They are going to take away
jobs and make unethical policing and policy enforcement, both easier and cheaper, for the true "Owners of Capital". They won't be paying a salary to
the robot worker, so the savings will instead be pumped into legal fees and political lobbying, resulting in an overall savings and good ROI for the
corporations/governments and a full blown, loss of liberty, for everyone else.
Whom goes to jail when an AI robot or Mind Clone pulls your arm out of the socket? Will it be considered "negligence by the human that lost the arm",
a "civil suit", "not a criminal act", etc, in court/arbitration? I personally at this point are willing to live with 1980's +/- era tech, if it means,
I am more free and can continue to earn money to live off.
Elysium Probation Officer:
Introducing David 8:
In the words of David 8: “I can do almost anything that could possibly be asked of me, including things that my human counterparts might find
distressing or unethical”
Sounds swell, don't it!
The only way regular people can save themselves, NOW, is to abandon tech, physically impede tech research and stop buying/supporting companies making
this AI/singularity tech.
First, AI is going to make regular people jobless
Second, it is going to steal what few liberties and freedoms we have left
Third, it will make human life valueless to the true "Owners of Capital", many of whom are Closeted Fascists
edit on 3-4-2015 by boohoo
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