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Originally posted by GenerationGap
OP you are so right. I work as an AI engineer for a company that designs automated robotical systems. In fact, we are on to something BIG. I have recently come up with an algorythm that will revolutionize the entire AI concept and no one would ever have to work again.
But screw it, you're right OP. Why should I go to work so that others reap the benfits of my labors? What so I can buy a boat or a house in the Hamptons? You are right, that's for losers.
I'm quitting to live in a cabin in the woods. No better yet, a treehouse in Yellowstone National Park overlooking a lake. It's what I've always actually wanted anyway; I've just been cursed with this work ethic and artificially created idea that if I bring benefits to society I'm rewarded by those benefits with benefits. That system sucks.
Good thing you convinced me of this now, in 6 months it would have been too late and everyone would have been benefitting from my intellect and long late nights coding. And for what? To make other people's lives more bearable? That's for losers.
On a side note, and speaking of bears, are there any wild animals I should be aware of in Yellowstone? If so, can they climb trees? Are there any tools someone can give me to make my treehouse? I'll probably also need someone to build it for me. If I hadn't just quit my job I woud have given you money for it, or in 6 months had a robot do it. Outside of my mathematical programming and software logic skills I'm pretty useless. Maybe someone here will do it for me if I give you a kiss? I really like this system.
Originally posted by Mcupobob
Nothing in these world is "free" my friend. For some reason we people talk about the rich and the poor they seem to forget theres a middle class too. So heres my beef with your system, we free ourselves form "slavery" in order to allow someone else to take care of us? You can't be free if you're dependent on some magical force that will somehow provide everything for you. Look nobody is going to volunteer for anything if they just get it for free. Another thing is, that thing your using right the personal computer, wouldn't have been sold to you in a your socialists, Communist whatever society, also the thousands of other luxury good we all have.
Materialism isn't a bad thing, if you have a good product, well dear god man sell it. Thats how a lot of our modern day comforts come form and I like them, doesn't mean I allow my possessions to own me or anything like that, just means I like talking to my family on my phone, browsing the interwebs, and getting a cool coke(Just an example wouldn't drink the sludge) form the fridge.
I do agree with some things though, a lot of our jobs our useless. We need to modernize and update our working world. These is the era of lighting speed information, just look to all the websites just like ATS here that make a profit providing a service through the Internet. We need to shift our jobs from labor to creativity and intelligence. How do we do that? Start at the schools, the need to start preparing kids for the modern world, not the world of yesteryear. We have some fantastic technology but were failing to utilize it.
The worst offenders of this is the Government. The post office is on its last limb, hell it should have died out probable 5 years ago, the useless forms and bureaucracy. I know theres prolly more that I can add just can't think of any out the top of my head right now.