more robots less people even in china!

“The electronics industry may still be reliant on human workers to assemble products, but Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group is hopeful that robots will take over more of the workload soon.

In three years, Foxconn will probably use robots and automation to complete 70 percent of its assembly line work, said company CEO Terry Gou on Thursday in news footage circulated online.”

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yeah..what are people goan to do if no payng jobs? everything free and life of leisure? sign me up. extreme privilege for some and grinding poverty for most? count me out. exactly how is apple to continue making billions of dollars selling products to folks who aint got jobs and income? exactly how is capitalism to expand and grow when all human labor is obsolete? just asking.

i realize that most folks work becuz they has to not becuz they want to. i want to be an astronomer and study the heavens but i work in a dirty filthy factory to pay my bills. if all this robotics allows for citizen scientists to spend time doing what they love instead of what they hate, count me in.


DARPA Seeks to Remove Communication Barrier Between Humans and Computers

“The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day reciprocate. DARPA’s new Communicating with Computers (CwC) program aims to develop technology to turn computers into good communicators.”

DARPA wants to program computers to talk like humans and to humans and to “get ideas”.  what jobs will be left for meat bags? what sort of life will there be? watching TV or surfing the net? who grows food or manufactures all the goodies wee need?

eventually DARPA will be run and directed by a computer. even Paul Cohen, DARPA program manager, will be out of a job when computers are faster and more efficient. the elite humans will be supplanted by these machines.

will all this bring about a time of peace and plenty? the end of wars and disease? the end of exploitation? well? will it? or will we have suffering and starvation? will human disruption of the eco sphere continue?

will these super smart talking and thinking machines solve all our problems or will they be just another problem?

taxing dilemma

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“The big companies are rich enough to bribe politicians who then fix the tax laws to their advantage. Small businesses pay a hefty federal income tax but the giant companies pay either no tax or 8-12%. The reason the rest of us are going broke is that the cost of running the country is falling on us.

Economist Richard Wolff said that 20 years ago, for every $1 from taxpayers, corporations paid $1.25. Now for every $1 we pay, corporations pay 25 cents. I’m still waiting for Americans to wake up and realize how the very rich are screwing us.”

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trash talk

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“I have a small excavating company, my problem is I cannot compete with the bigger company’s to get help. You know the company’s , Anheuser bush, the pot grower , and the biggest one that gives their employees free transportation ,free food, free housing, free phones, yes that’s right my biggest competitor, the federal government . And the bad thing is they shake me down for 30% of my profits.
So ,I hear I can get workers from an other country to show up for work ,and work ? I will take them . No more hiring lazy ass white kids that show up with the music thumping and smoking weed ,or niggers that have rights. Thanks to the mom and dads you raised your sons to be fags.”

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danger time

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“After stealing everything we own that has any value, the 0.1 % of the population wants to exterminate 90% of us and enslave the rest.

Making a thesis statement from every historical, economic and political thing I’ve read in the last 25 years, their outline is:

manipulate us into unemployment

when the food riots begin, when bank windows are broken, that’s their excuse to take the gloves off, to have their uniformed thugs murder us in wholesale numbers.

Many who frequent this site can summarize what I said in your own words. If I’m even half right, what do I propose one can do about it?

Exceedingly few people have the personal wealth to buy their way out of the gathering difficulty. Voting one’s way out is futile. If elections changed anything they’d be illegal.

Make alliances with like-minded people. Hone your skills. Provide for life’s necessities.

If you want real change, be prepared to turn the state’s eagerness to do you violence upon them. Not by a frontal assault. They’d like that. Be smart about how, where and when.

It saddens me that people who make money off their (stolen from us) money, which in many cases does not even physically exist (derivatives) make out like fat rats while people who bust their humps every day to make real things suffer.

For the where and when, that’s up to you. But for the “who” targeting information, when the time comes, take a look at the Federal Reserve regional Boards of Directors and the blue chip corporate law firms. Their web sites. Sample client lists. Their banking practice. Their mergers and acquisition practice. Their administrative law practice. The people who can hire a law firm at $500 an hour when they look at us see … servants.

I’m not saying the corporate attorneys are one percenters themselves. A few may be. Most are well-compensated white collar working class. The point is, those money-center bank directors, hedge fund managers and venture capital people ARE one percenters themselves or are hirelings in their inner circle.

Another source for targeting information would be Ivy League websites and alumni publications. Not every Ivy Leaguer is a Wall Street shark. One is more likely to find the 0.1 % there than at a tractor pull.

The people oppressing us need to feel they, personally, are in danger. But they don’t know where or when. There have to be sanctions on them that they can’t buy their way out of. Or send a flunkey to fall on the sword in their place.

In case anyone has taken this exercise in free-association seriously, I am only expressing a melange of conclusions I have culled from years of paying attention. I have no SPECIFIC action in mind.

You tyrant suck ups have been gathering information on all of us for years. To eventually do something WITH the information. Well … you do it to us. Some of us are doing it to you. How do ya like it?”

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terror tax

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“Went to a little country gas and tire station to get my tires rotated. Best prices on new tires anywhere in the county, but he doesn’t stock many, so there is a wait period of a day or two for ordering sometimes.

Old guy is super nice but not very educated. Kinda like my Dad in that he mis-pronounces words a lot.

When I asked him if tire prices had come down any, due to the drop in fuel costs, he said; “not much, if any, and all imported tires have gone up because of a “terror tax”. I didn’t try to correct his speaking, but I knew he was talking about an import tariff.

How apropos in this day and age that he said it that way…a tariff is now a “terror tax”. Of course he just didn’t know how to spell, or pronounce “tariff”, but I found it funny just the same.

And btw, the new ‘terror tax’, has run the cost of a new imported tire, up, by an average of ten dollars. In some cases, this makes the cost of some series of top brand, quality tires, made in USA, to be about the same as less quality imports.

It pays to shop around.”

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i aint a luddite but is this progress? if it ushers in a new era of leisure then ok. if it ushers in a new era of have and have not, why bother?

“Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world’s factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.

The Boston Consulting Group predicts that investment in industrial robots will grow 10 percent a year in the world’s 25-biggest export nations through 2025, up from 2 percent to 3 percent a year now. The investment will pay off in lower costs and increased efficiency.

Robots will cut labor costs by 33 percent in South Korea, 25 percent in Japan, 24 percent in Canada and 22 percent in the United States and Taiwan. Only 10 percent of jobs that can be automated have already been taken by robots. By 2025, the machines will have more than 23 percent, Boston Consulting forecasts.”

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