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Will Robots Make Us More Human?
Oct 24th, 2015 at 12:34pm
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This is a short video that I think might be of some interest here. It discusses the issues surrounding robots and the end of work but in a way that is more optimistic than is usual.

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"Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist." J M Keynes

"In the first place, the dichotomy between "theoretical" and "practical" is a false one. In economics, all arguments are theoretical. And, since economics discusses the real world, these theoretical arguments are by their nature "practical" ones as well." M Rothbard
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Reply #1 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 12:56pm
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You're video isn't playing. Sounds like an interesting topic.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 1:39pm
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Odd. It works on my end.

Here is the link.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsACeAkvFLY
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 1:44pm
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TowardLiberty wrote on Oct 24th, 2015 at 1:39pm:
Odd. It works on my end.

Here is the link.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsACeAkvFLY


Thanks for the link. I found it interesting, but not as comprehensive as I hoped it would be.

I'm pretty busy today, so I'll comment more later.
  
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Reply #5 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 1:59pm
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Thanks for the link. I found it interesting, but not as comprehensive as I hoped it would be.

I'm pretty busy today, so I'll comment more later.

No prob.

Yeah it really only hints at a way to think about the issue. As to what we might find ourselves doing instead, who can say?
  

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Reply #6 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 3:38pm
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I love the message, we should embrace it not only because it's beautiful but seems absolutely grounded in fact with all the historical references.  Every fear that a technological improvement will cost us jobs is a Luddite fallacy indeed.  just learned that term! Thanks man!

Humans are amazingly adaptable and it's actually quite fun to consider the sheer variety of job options available to us thanks to the automation of more mundane tasks.  I've switched occupations and careers multiple times so far for the most mundane of reasons, I got bored.  What a wonderful luxury that is afforded to us in modern times.   Smiley
  

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Capt. Obvious B.S.C. wrote on Oct 24th, 2015 at 3:38pm:
I love the message, we should embrace it not only because it's beautiful but seems absolutely grounded in fact with all the historical references.  Every fear that a technological improvement will cost us jobs is a Luddite fallacy indeed.  just learned that term! Thanks man!



Agreed.

Yes, it does seem like an evolution that has played out in history an endless number of times. How silly to think we should resist it given the gains already achieved.

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Humans are amazingly adaptable and it's actually quite fun to consider the sheer variety of job options available to us thanks to the automation of more mundane tasks.  I've switched occupations and careers multiple times so far for the most mundane of reasons, I got bored.  What a wonderful luxury that is afforded to us in modern times.   Smiley

Totally agree. I have had 2 jobs in just the last 6 months.

I think the future will see this trend become even more pronounced. Especially with the new p2p- tech economy. By that I refer to things like Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, AirBnB and all the rest.
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"Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist." J M Keynes

"In the first place, the dichotomy between "theoretical" and "practical" is a false one. In economics, all arguments are theoretical. And, since economics discusses the real world, these theoretical arguments are by their nature "practical" ones as well." M Rothbard
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Reply #8 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 5:06pm
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I knew that TV set at 5:14 looked familiar.



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Re: Will Robots Make Us More Human?
Reply #9 - Oct 24th, 2015 at 5:12pm
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TowardLiberty wrote on Oct 24th, 2015 at 4:14pm:
Agreed.

Yes, it does seem like an evolution that has played out in history an endless number of times. How silly to think we should resist it given the gains already achieved.

Totally agree. I have had 2 jobs in just the last 6 months.

I think the future will see this trend become even more pronounced. Especially with the new p2p- tech economy. By that I refer to things like Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, AirBnB and all the rest.


When the stat popped in the vid that we average something like 11.7 jobs over the course of our lives, I started going over the list of jobs I've had and why I left.  We should all share, for posterity!

Paper boy (because who wasn't?)
Lifeguard (Fired for skinny dipping with GF after hours, boss caught me lol)
Truck Driver OTR (Too stressful, couldn't hack it)
EMT Paramedic (Too stressful, couldn't hack it)
Homegrown business/Musician/Instructor (Current)

What a blessing to have so many options that not even our parents were afforded.  Not even the sky is the limit for our little ones coming up.

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