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15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over The Workforce

15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over The Workforce

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 08:25:20 in Canada Business

“Slohand4, I fully agree with you. Good comment.”
15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over The Workforce

15 Countries Where Robots Are Taking Over The Workforce

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 17:34:16 in Canada Business

“I'd say, in a world where basic needs are taken care of through automation, this will free up tremendous creative pursuit - people doing things they want and love to do - think of how much creativity and well-being would be unleashed. In the absence of 'work' and the need for 'money' to survive, people would be freed to do things they love; science, sport, art, craftsmanship, writing, volunteering, innovation, invention - people who are inclined toward these things would do them, because they can.

We seriously need to get serious about redesigning the way we organize our world and how we allocate resources for an automated society. Past notions of 'work' and 'earning' and 'deserving' need to be cast aside in favor of building a healthy society. The technology to do so is now here. Will we be mature enough to cast aside our outdated notions, and the systems they entail?”

slohand4 on Jan 10, 2013 at 00:32:49

“As I mentioned in a another comment, this whole automation problem of machines replacing people has been coming on for a long time.

And yes, in a perfect world, people should end up with more leisure time and creative time. But, with very few exceptions, this isn't happening.

I have never, ever, seen any expert discuss this, but one reason northern european countries began to adopt a more socialist pattern of government with lots of paid days off, short work weeks etc. is because a way back in the 50's they could see this problem coming. Basically thru taxation and other means they sought to create ways to distribute the wealth (and work) created in their countries more evenly. And, to a large extent, they have been successful.

Yes you are right that we need a new model. But we have some examples. It is not easy to create the right balance of free enterprise, innovation, and at the same time create good social outcomes. For the last thirty years of so the world has been buried in the glories of the free enterprise, 'every man for himself' approach to everything. Tremendously successful for the few... a disaster for the many.

This is not going to end well. The appalling level of ignorance, especially in the US of A. means anything that even smells of 'socialism' or 'guberment' is a source of ridicule.”
Technological Singularity Explained: Could It Change Our Future? (VIDEO)

Technological Singularity Explained: Could It Change Our Future? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 17:33:30 in Science

“That's a strong point. I think it's probably less important to understand the exact workings of the brain and consciousness, but rather to think of it in terms of 'what kinds of problems does the brain solve?' or 'what sorts of tasks tend to require this thing called "intelligence"?' There are probably many solutions to 'intelligence' that don't mimic the brain's particular workings - or, to be more accurate, the brain's many *modules*, for it appears more and more clear that the brain is really a place where many, many modules are all at work at the same time. Jason Docheff”
Technological Singularity Explained: Could It Change Our Future? (VIDEO)

Technological Singularity Explained: Could It Change Our Future? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 17:09:24 in Science

“I think there's too much emphasis on the 'surpassing human intelligence' version of Singularity-related conversation. I more see the 'Singularity' as a period, perhaps coming soon, of rapid, explosive advances across a wide spectrum of different technologies and disciplines - bioinformatics, medicine, artificial intelligence, nanotech, robotics, etc.- that might quickly and utterly change the way we live, the way we allocate resources, etc. I think that's the conversation we should be more focused on. Especially as our post-capitalist-era economic models prove themselves to be outdated, permanent unemployment grows due to automation of nearly *everything*, etc. Fascinating yet a bit scary. Jason Docheff”

BannedInBoston on Dec 22, 2012 at 00:09:06

“Personally, I think all we're going to get out of all this is just _sexier iPhones....”

niumarmion on Dec 20, 2012 at 19:07:55

“It is an evolutionary process involving trial and error. The new development is that it is proceeding near the speed of the flow of electrons.”
Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Ideas From Nutritionists

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Ideas From Nutritionists

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 18:07:05 in Healthy Living

“Ooo, good one. Thanks for posting that turkey chili recipe. Will try it.”
Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Ideas From Nutritionists

Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Ideas From Nutritionists

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 18:06:31 in Healthy Living

“spiced pumpkin seed one is especially excellent, our family has found!”
The Secret To Better Cooking? Vegetables

The Secret To Better Cooking? Vegetables

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 18:04:22 in Healthy Living

“Definitely agree! We always try to have a superfood or two on our plate at every meal. Thanks for the excellent article. - Jason Docheff and family.”
Dog Shot By NYPD In East Village Loses An Eye (PHOTOS)

Dog Shot By NYPD In East Village Loses An Eye (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 15:51:29 in New York

“All best wishes and love for this sweet girl.”
5 Foods You Should Never Eat Again (And What To Eat Instead)

5 Foods You Should Never Eat Again (And What To Eat Instead)

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 00:00:19 in Fifty

“Wow, we should *never* eat these foods again? Never, ever? Talk about living like frightened little mice, as Marcus might say!”
Giraffe Pictures: Magnificent Adults And Friendly Babies (PHOTOS)

Giraffe Pictures: Magnificent Adults And Friendly Babies (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 19, 2012 at 17:21:10 in Green

“Giraffes are such beautiful creatures. Great photos. - Jason Docheff”
Gorilla Brothers, Alf And Kesho, Hug As They're Reunited After Three Years Apart (PHOTOS)

Gorilla Brothers, Alf And Kesho, Hug As They're Reunited After Three Years Apart (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 17, 2012 at 13:10:59 in Green

“Melting with love right now. Animals - at least, the ones with higher neurological structures - feel emotion, suffer, and have self-sense. They are *beings*.

End animal cruelty and sport "hunting", aka cowardice, now.”
Team Maddy: Rick Van Beek, Dad, Competes In Triathlon With Daughter Who Has Cerebral Palsy (PHOTOS)

Team Maddy: Rick Van Beek, Dad, Competes In Triathlon With Daughter Who Has Cerebral Palsy (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 12:25:19 in Parents

“Beautiful story; wow. What an incredible father. - Jason Docheff”
Killer Whales Trapped By Ice Near Inukjuak, Que.

Killer Whales Trapped By Ice Near Inukjuak, Que.

Commented Jan 9, 2013 at 15:53:18 in Canada

“Please, Canada, do the right thing. These are sentient, self-conscious mammals.”
This Burger Was Made Entirely by a Robot

This Burger Was Made Entirely by a Robot

Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 17:39:14 in Home

“Well said; you are 100% correct. And I believe it's going to come much faster than people can imagine - yes, you are right, I'm thinking along the ten-year time horizon, max. Jason Docheff”
This Burger Was Made Entirely by a Robot

This Burger Was Made Entirely by a Robot

Commented Dec 12, 2012 at 17:36:40 in Home

“Technological unemployment on a grand scale is on its way, folks. We need to start thinking seriously about how we are going to change the way we allocate resources in society, for a society where there are no jobs. Martin Ford, Marshall Brain, and other thinkers have put some good thought into these problems we inevitably face. Jason Docheff”
Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 20:19:33 in Books

“Well put, I agree with you. And the same applies, I think, on the other/positive end of the emotional spectrum of experience as well.”
Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Five Reasons Why Stoicism Matters Today

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 20:05:14 in Books

“Wonderful article, very readable and relatable explanations. I have been practicing a Stoicism-infused philosophy toward living for several years now, to very satisfying results. The many letters written by Seneca are a great place to start - I heartily recommend them.”

TheJD on Sep 30, 2012 at 12:22:44

“Yes, Jason, you are right that Seneca's epistles are good reading to get into stoic thought and application...”
'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion

'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion

Commented Sep 29, 2012 at 16:29:56 in Politics

“Pirkei Avot teaches, if memory serves, 'he who hates other people removes himself from the world.'”
Turning Jealousy Into Joy

Turning Jealousy Into Joy

Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 14:53:54 in Healthy Living

“Indeed, the practice and cultivation of Mudita is both very deep and very difficult. Great article. - Jason Docheff”

nenitaB on Sep 14, 2012 at 04:15:07

“Indeed, it's not easy to develop this great feeling and attitude towards other but will grow with time and self-gratification is yours. Faved you, Jason.”

hp blogger Ed and Deb Shapiro on Sep 11, 2012 at 15:26:23

“Hi Jason - Much metta! Ed”
New Beginnings For Yellowstone's Pronghorn

New Beginnings For Yellowstone's Pronghorn

Commented Aug 21, 2012 at 14:04:57 in Home

“Thank you for the wonderful and informative article, and for your excellent work. I'll pass this along to others. Jason Docheff”
Economics and Business: Tell Your Professors to Speak Up

Economics and Business: Tell Your Professors to Speak Up

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 12:22:30 in Business

“Indeed and agreed. Thanks for this excellent post.”
Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade 2011 (SLIDESHOW)

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade 2011 (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Oct 25, 2011 at 16:52:09 in New York

“I have no problem with this, so long as the costumes aren't restrictive or uncomfortable for the pup... some seem to be.”
6 Reasons To Work Out With Your Pet

6 Reasons To Work Out With Your Pet

Commented Oct 25, 2011 at 13:15:58 in Healthy Living

“I credit my dog with getting me back in shape and re-sparking my love for outdoors-stuff. Absolutely.

Posted by: Jason Docheff . 10/25/11 . jad”
Why Meditation is So Cool

Why Meditation is So Cool

Commented Oct 25, 2011 at 13:14:18 in Healthy Living

“Good article, thanks for the read. I meditate in conjunction with martial arts, and not only has mental/psychological benefits, but aids in awareness of self and surroundings.

Posted by: Jason Docheff . October 25, 2011 . dsq”

hp blogger Ed and Deb Shapiro on Oct 25, 2011 at 16:27:06

“good to hear!

Fanned!”