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Posted: 22 August 2012 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]
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We have all seen and or read about machines taking over jobs of the middle class. The claims that people will learn new skills of building those machines after a 30-40% cut in income were only partially true especially when viewed on a national basis. Now comes the replacement of the replaced.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Millions of jobs are being replace once again and even hamburger flippers are in danger.

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Posted: 22 August 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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an interesting article.

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Posted: 23 August 2012 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Are these robots permitted to join a union?

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Posted: 24 August 2012 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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John
You’ll have to clear it with the I Robot rights group…..

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Posted: 25 August 2012 12:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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With all the displaced workers who is going to be able to afford to buy anything? You know the manufacturers won’t lower prices because of savings on labor costs.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 11:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Displaced workers .... quite right…. I do not have the exact statistics but lets just say the Corporate does not spend money to make machines unless they see a profit in it. The greatest moan is personnel costs. So some guy comes up with a assembly line machine that replaces 10.000 middle class workers. 2000 new jobs at development and distribution grade are created and 8000 become near hamburger flippers.

NOW comes the super Robots.

Though much of what is said in the following OP-ED is reasonably true what is so very very wrong is the assumption that job for job is replaced. Where will the highly skilled hamburger flipper’s go?

This is really the next 30 years greatest challenge..

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/i-made-the-robot-do-it.html?_r=1&ref=thomaslfriedman

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