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Robots to do work of 3.5m Japanese

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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:30 PM
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Robots to do work of 3.5m Japanese


news.ninemsn.com.au

Robots could fill the jobs of 3.5 million people in greying Japan by 2025, a think tank says, helping to avert worker shortages as the country's population shrinks.

Japan faces a 16 per cent slide in the size of its workforce by 2030 while the number of elderly will mushroom, the government estimates.
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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 06:30 PM
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Please remove if this has already been posted I couldn,t find a relating article.

Very interesting to say that the robots will look after the elderly and give nursing staff an extra hour a day to do other things.

With the way technology is moving I foresee that it will create mass unemployment in future as the become faster and move agile in their movments, what then will happen to the human race?

news.ninemsn.com.au
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posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:24 PM
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yea, it's an interesting find. Raising a Very important question once we get there. What's an automated Society like? before people are instantly reminded of skynet and terminator, think how life would be like. no need for work, a factory machine does it for you. no need for that office position, a supercomputer does it for you.

What happens when, society is able to run itself without the aid of humans? Would humans explore to further their knowledge and accomplish their intrinsic desires? Would we ever need a monetary system when all foraging, labor and energy is free?

whats the next step in human civilization? (i'm optimistic)

[edit on 8/4/08 by Obsurion]



posted on Apr, 8 2008 @ 11:49 PM
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I would like to believe that the next step in civilization from that point is to explore deeper and deeper into space. Oh and deeper and deeper into the mysteries of life itself.

Because we will need engineers and scientists to build new types of machines and to run these machines. I hope that civilization will finally stop fighting and focus on one goal: understanding life and understanding what our purpose is.

Religion is a touchy subject in these forums for a reason. People disagree on so many issues with the origins of life, the purpose of life, the meaning of life, the reason to keep living...etc etc.

I would hope that with the new found time on our hands that we would tackle these issues and stop fearing them.

In many ways mankind is like an animal that has nothing left to fear but itself.

Perhaps we are the result of the universe trying to understand itself.



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 03:45 AM
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Well, someone has to maintain the bots that help us to keep them maintained. Sounds confusing huh? That's because it'll be a symbiotic relationship.

Gotta love that mutual advantage, don't we?

TheBorg


sty

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 04:19 AM
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by 2030 the robots will take care of themself. Maybe we will even have computers that will develope new techologies on their own. by 2050 computers will develope science so advanced that the humans will not nderstand it anymore. The only way for human survival will be to merge with the computers and enhance our brain capacity by artifficial means. We invented cars to travel faster than foot walk, the same way we will have devices to increase our brain capacity. Forced evolution



posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 05:36 AM
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Alright, here's what I find amusing about the whole "situation", in regards to Japans "greying economy", "catastrophic population decline" etc:

While Europe, the United States, Australia etc import untold millions of immigrants from Third-World countries a year to "support the ageing population/continue economic growth/fill "shortages" in the labour market, or whichever excuse the Grand Economagicians of the Ivory Tower Exchequer decides to throw out to dupe the Unwashed Masses- Japan moves towards robotic research and development instead of giving residency to the first person that hits their shores.

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - The Japanese are far, far ahead of their time!


sty

posted on Apr, 9 2008 @ 06:39 AM
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I would say that EU-US is far behind their time haha! Japanesse are fine, the problem is that EU-US does not motivate youth to study . It is the social mentality that makes the difference. Give sex education to the early kids and you will make sure that 99.999 of their brain will focus on this. The brain of the children is looking for goals , starving for information . As the only available one is the Angelina Jolie news , this will be the goal for the young generation. Then , US-EU wonders why Japan is ahead !



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