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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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We’re building superhuman robots. Will they be heroes, or villains?

We’re building superhuman robots. Will they be heroes, or villains? | real utopias | Scoop.it

With great power comes great responsibility. How will we teach that to robots?

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Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans - The Atlantic

Building Robots With Better Morals Than Humans - The Atlantic | real utopias | Scoop.it
Bill Gates says he's concerned about the decisions machines of the near future will make once they outsmart humans.
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Never Mind The Immigrants - Here Come The Robots

Never Mind The Immigrants - Here Come The Robots | real utopias | Scoop.it
As politicians spend $18 billion per year to keep out Mexican farmhands, and 70% percent of Americans "believe undocumented immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs," the robotics i...
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Robotics: Manufacturing Workers - the Next Generation

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Would Our Future Workers be Robots or Humans?
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Humans prefer taking orders from robots, study says - SD Times

Humans prefer taking orders from robots, study says - SD Times | real utopias | Scoop.it

Soon you’ll have to bow before your robot overlords. New research from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) revealed that workers actually favor robots having control over human responsibilities.



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Should robots take control? MIT scientists say yes - Tech Times

Should robots take control? MIT scientists say yes - Tech Times | real utopias | Scoop.it


More surprising, the human workers said that they preferred the groups where the robots took more control.

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Will humans let robots take control? MIT researchers know the answer - Tech Times

Will humans let robots take control? MIT researchers know the answer - Tech Times | real utopias | Scoop.it


Gombolay says that handing over control to robot workers does not mean that cyborgs will be leading the manufacturing processes.

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Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims

Robots could murder us out of KINDNESS, engineer claims | real utopias | Scoop.it
The warning was made by Amsterdam-based Nell Watson, who said robots could decide that the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering.
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Danger's curator insight, August 26, 2014 10:39 AM

"the greatest compassion to humans as a race is to get rid of everyone to end suffering" 

 

That was my my philosophy for a while. Nowadays I just feel like killing them either way, for the hell of it.

 

It's not just more compassionate for humans, but for the planet in general.

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Robots Are People, Too - Huffington Post

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"This is an economic revolution," a new online video says about automation. The premise of "Humans Need Not Apply" is that human work will soon be all but obsolete.

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Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment? - PC Magazine

Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment? - PC Magazine | real utopias | Scoop.it


Will A Robot Revolution Lead To Mass Unemployment?

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The Next Generation of Robots: Working with and for People - Forbes

The Next Generation of Robots: Working with and for People - Forbes | real utopias | Scoop.it

Dick Slansky, a Senior Analyst at the ARC Advisory Group, wrote a piece I found interesting.  I asked Dick if I could condense his article and run it here. He gave me permission.

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Denmark's robotic helpers transform care for older people

Denmark's robotic helpers transform care for older people | real utopias | Scoop.it
Despite a cleansing innovation, concerns remain over 'welfare modernisation strategy' which uses technology to cut budget
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Jonah Goldberg: Will rise of machines hurt workers? - Omaha World-Herald

Jonah Goldberg: Will rise of machines hurt workers? - Omaha World-Herald | real utopias | Scoop.it


As Wired's Kevin Kelly notes, “Two hundred years ago, 70 percent of American workers lived on the farm.

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Why work if a machine takes your job? - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

Why work if a machine takes your job? - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | real utopias | Scoop.it

Most economists will tell you that workers displaced by technological progress and globalization should be able to find comparable employment elsewhere – or at least that the income losses of those who lose their jobs are more than offset by the broader gains to consumers as a whole.

Yet you have to wonder if that’s quite right. Is it possible that machines and trade might eventually polarize the rich world’s labor force into two distinct classes: servants and elites?



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As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise - Macworld Australia

As the digital revolution kills jobs, social unrest will rise - Macworld Australia | real utopias | Scoop.it
Macworld Australia is the premier Australian source for news, reviews, help, how-tos, and expert opinion for the Australian Apple market, including the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
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Robotics revolution to replace most human workers in three generations; labor class to be systematically eliminated

Robotics revolution to replace most human workers in three generations; labor class to be systematically eliminated | real utopias | Scoop.it
Robotics revolution to replace most human workers in three generations; labor class to be systematically eliminated (Here comes Bill #Gates & population control!
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Are Robots Killing The Middle Class? | The Federalist

Are Robots Killing The Middle Class? | The Federalist | real utopias | Scoop.it

A few years back, President Barack Obama claimed that America was experiencing “structural issues with our economy.” It wasn’t simply that inflexible Republicans were standing in the way of prosperity but that “a lot of businesses” had become more efficient. “You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM,” he went on, “you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.”

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Will computers take over your job? - Las Cruces Sun-News

Will computers take over your job? - Las Cruces Sun-News | real utopias | Scoop.it

LAS CRUCES >> You know that concern, worry, fear that robots will take over all of our jobs? We've heard that one for many years now and, while it is true that automation has replaced humans in some areas, many jobs still need the good old human touch.

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Paige Lautenbach's comment, October 2, 2013 1:07 PM
I think it's cool how technology has advanced so much and robots are taking the places of people.
Schaeffer Brandt's comment, October 2, 2013 1:13 PM
This is cra-z because technology is becoming more important that it is taking the spot of people's jobs.
Schaeffer Brandt's comment, October 2, 2013 1:13 PM
This is cra-z because technology is becoming more important that it is taking the spot of people's jobs.
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Smart Robots Can Now Work Right Next to Auto Workers - MIT Technology Review

Smart Robots Can Now Work Right Next to Auto Workers - MIT Technology Review | real utopias | Scoop.it
Smart Robots Can Now Work Right Next to Auto Workers
MIT Technology Review
Shah's team has built robots capable of these tasks on a simulated production line at MIT.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation