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Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Nekhrun » 12 Dec 2014 14:04

Not sure it's completely unrelated, but this came up in the context of my work and there's the whole Butlerian Jihad thing to contend with should this really be our future...

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Eyes High » 13 Dec 2014 02:49

And what will happen when people are unemployable and there fore will not be able to purchase the products and services of the bots?

Scary though .
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Serkanner » 13 Dec 2014 08:36

Eyes High wrote:And what will happen when people are unemployable and there fore will not be able to purchase the products and services of the bots?

Scary though .


You should read the Culture novels :)
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Naïve mind » 13 Dec 2014 16:21

Well, the Culture presumes deeply ethical, loving sapient machine minds. What we seem to be heading towards are non-conscious specialized robots that just happen to be better at our jobs than we are.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Serkanner » 14 Dec 2014 04:47

Naïve mind wrote:Well, the Culture presumes deeply ethical, loving sapient machine minds. What we seem to be heading towards are non-conscious specialized robots that just happen to be better at our jobs than we are.


Wow, I didn't know that :roll:
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Naïve mind » 14 Dec 2014 06:18

No need to thank me. I'm always happy to explain things to the less fortunate.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Postby Freakzilla » 15 Dec 2014 08:44

Serkanner wrote:
Eyes High wrote:And what will happen when people are unemployable and there fore will not be able to purchase the products and services of the bots?

Scary though .


You should read the Culture novels :)


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