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Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk
"In this possible terminal phase of human existence Democracy and Freedom are more than 'values to be treasured' - they may well be essential to survival." - Noam Chomsky.
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Storage and Retrieval Machine, High-Bay Warehouse, Logistics Software, Vinamilk in Asia - YouTube

For the “Mega Factory“ of Vinamilk, the leading dairy company in Vietnam, SSI Schaefer has implemented the most modern distribution center in the country. A ...
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Boom and Bust and What Comes Next | Boom: A Journal of California

Boom and Bust and What Comes Next | Boom: A Journal of California | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
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Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines - YouTube

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson ...
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10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare - InformationWeek

10 More Robots That Could Change Healthcare - InformationWeek | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
These medical robots bring fresh ideas to healthcare. Ready to see one at your local hospital?
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The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide who and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it's happening
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Thom Hartmann on "The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America—and What We Can Do to Stop It" - YouTube

http://www.democracynow.org - Could the United States face another economic collapse? Writer and broadcaster Thom Hartmann looks back at past financial crise...
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Is Full Employment Still Attainable?

Is Full Employment Still Attainable? | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
In a previous post, I focused on the growing danger of extreme income inequality in the world today. A complicating factor is that as more people are unemployed, this inequality can only increase.

In this post we examine the prospects of future ful...
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Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide

Pentagon’s self-guided bullets leave enemies nowhere to hide | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The research arm dedicated to creating breakthrough technology for the Pentagon has shared video of a successful test of self-guided bullets.
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Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle - Telegraph

Fossil industry is the subprime danger of this cycle  - Telegraph | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The cumulative blitz on energy exploration and production over the past six years has been $5.4 trillion, yet little has come of it
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Larry Page's Plan For People Whose Jobs Are Replaced By Tech: Work Less

Larry Page's Plan For People Whose Jobs Are Replaced By Tech: Work Less | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
VideoLarry Page sees a conundrum in the world's future. Machine learning will replace more and more human jobs, leading to vast unemployment in the next few decades, just like 19th-century farmers. But today's opiate of the masses is work. It makes people feel needed and occupied. People like vacation, but also like [...]
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Robots Are Now Assisting Doctors With Surgery in the United Kingdom

Robots Are Now Assisting Doctors With Surgery in the United Kingdom | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Breaking News, Information, Opinion, Entertainment and Health News
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This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich

This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' And That Could Be A Problem | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
"You're going to see that the top species will no longer be humans, but machines."
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The Third Machine Age Could Destroy Us

The Third Machine Age Could Destroy Us | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
There have been one and a half machine ages already. The first began in the nineteenth century, with machines taking over manual labor. Then in the twentieth century machines began taking over mental labor (they still are). When the third age comes, says one sociologist, we're doomed.
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The Word Bill Gates Says Will Be Bigger Than The PC

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We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

We’re heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores.
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Marines Prepare For Future War With Robot Horses And Swimming Trucks

Marines Prepare For Future War With Robot Horses And Swimming Trucks | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Robots bring lunch to the battlefields of tomorrow.
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Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers

Robots Able to Pick Peppers, Test Soil, and Prune Plants Aim To Replace Farm Workers | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
At the turn of the last century, nearly half of the American workforce was dedicated to agriculture. Industrial inventions like the steel plow had
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Economy of the Future

Economy of the Future | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Worker-less Economy
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Are Robots the Newest Members of the Middle Class Or the End of It?

Are Robots the Newest Members of the Middle Class Or the End of It? | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
The middle class was once defined by the work one did. If a robot does that job, has it joined the social class as well?
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The biggest threats to American workers

The biggest threats to American workers | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Jobs are returning--for now--but a famous economist worries that some workers will suffer chronic unemployment in the future.
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Robots will take over middle-class professions, says minister - Telegraph

Robots will take over middle-class professions, says minister - Telegraph | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
David Willetts, the university minister, suggests high-level professions are more likely to be taken over by computers than those that involve apparently simple tasks such as making a cup of tea
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The Driverless Car Tipping Point Is Coming Soon

The Driverless Car Tipping Point Is Coming Soon | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
Here's a recent prediction from Cisco's technology trend watchers: In 5 to 7 years, it'll cost us more to drive our cars than to let them drive us.
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The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street

The first conscious machines will probably be on Wall Street | Concentration of Wealth == Existential Risk | Scoop.it
We must consider the possibility that intelligence, creativity and even consciousness are purely functions of the material world, with human beings as a peculiar kind of computer. In a world operat...
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