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Originally posted by IdiotSavantSurrealist
Peolple will have more leisure time to spend with family as our robots go to work for us.
Every thing will be voted on by all the people of the world..via internet.
Originally posted by moniesisfun
Honestly, nobody has a clue how this all turns out.
Some say the tech will free us, others say it will enslave us...I see both as possibilities.
If we follow the same trends, people will migrate from lower skilled labor being replaced by automation/robotics, to higher skilled jobs which require specialized educations. Some will make the transition, others won't and will be either helped out with social support systems, else die out early.
It's most compassionate to say that if the tech provides much more, much less should be demanded of the average citizen, to the point that those who are no longer able to offer a functional role should just be given basic necessities and be left to chill...it would be nice, but...
It may not be most wise to take such an approach. Already, reason can be given to say that allowing the weaker among us to live a full life puts too much stress on society, and weakens our gene pool. Where natural forces used to wipe out the weakest, now we're too damned protected by tech advancements...
So who knows how it will all play out? I don't. If we tamper with the genome good enough, perhaps everyone can continue to have a functional role in society and all will be well. I have no clue, really.
Oh yea, Bjork is awesome! Love the vid.
Also, also, many have put up the notion that a "hive mind" will take care of all humanities issues. Either just one massive computer which makes everything flow smoothly, else our minds collectively used in conjunction with a huge computer.edit on 13-9-2012 by moniesisfun because: (no reason given)