you should read that Marshall Brain "book" - he goes into a bit of detail about how things will develop and eventually even 'white collar' jobs you would assume are safe will be replacedbeats me wrote:Styles Bitchly wrote:Perhaps, but I'm a rock star Plumbers and such are supposed to take care of my boring maintenance headaches while I concentrate on turning it to 11 frequently.beats me wrote:The world will always need plumbers, mechanics, and HVAC service
In the US right now there’s basically 2 groups of people. People who work in intangibles like finance, programming, and rocking and people who have to service their mundane life needs so they can go on financing, programming, and rocking in relative undisturbed comfort. Robots can’t replace all the second group’s responsibilities. They certaintly couldn't replace the Mexican.
on that Elysium trailer, the little animatronic counter clerk gives you an idea
the only thing about that movie is that they put the date at 2154 and I think they are over 100 years late in their estimations
the 'singularlity' proponents think we've got about 20 years before human intelligence is surpassed by AI. By 2050 we could be seriously seeing some of this stuff for real. Probably sooner.
What made Brain's book interesting was how he explained how this stuff will creep in bit by bit - and the reason I posted this thread because fast food is exactly where he thought it would start - and it would start simply with a computer system and the workers wearing headsets and being guided through their jobs task by task, having all their work habits recorded and streamlined until they are basically human robots. It's a small step then to actually replacing them with actual robots.