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originally posted by: pikestaff
Seven BILLION humans and counting, and robots are going to take over, take over what ? Any manufacturing job that robots can do, they are already doing it, but, even in the car industry, humans still have to fit wind shields, wiring looms, make the seats, and all the other jobs that take a specialised arm (human) to do.
I really would like to see a robot clean a cows udder and affix the milking machine !
Lets see a robot pick a cabbage and trim it, or lettuce...
originally posted by: ventian
Stories like this make me hate the fact that I am a mere pleb. The elites will get personal robot slaves and immortality. They will ride around the universe piloting entire planets until the very end. Meanwhile, all I can do is sit around and wait for cancer or some fringe group to take me. /sigh
originally posted by: Bluesma
A part of me is always a bit excited about these developments...
My soul is fed up with these biological containers which are slow, stupid, incompetant, weak, terribly fragile and short lived. The only valuable thing about them is delving into the experience of physical sensation, hormones and emotions... but even that, after a few thousand years, well, you've explored all angles of those and you kinda want to move on to new experiences.
I'm already feeling curious about what it will be like in a robot that can heal itself. Surely, the first few generations there will be freaked out human containers trying to destroy them all. Flesh always fears transformation and growth, birth and death. We all know that by now.