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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." Genesis 3:19 (ASV)

Interesting video, thanks for sharing; there is one basic underlying assumption though that permeates implicitly throughout it; you have to work in order to live! My god (pun intended), are we still living in the Judeo-Christian tradition/mindset or what? Goodbye age of Pisces (gullible believe in god based on superstition), hello age of Aquarius (the future, community, technology etc)!

Instead of fearing for our (shitty) jobs, shouldn't we be happy that a bot will come along to take over all of this tedious labor? So that we have time to enjoy life to its fullest and all become philosophers, poets and painters (if we want to, that is)? We have been so thoroughly brainwashed that we think we have to earn the right to live on this planet, that we have to "contribute"; what a load of baloney! Its our birthright to be here and enjoy everything that this beautiful planet has to offer, that's not just for the 0.001%, but they love to make us think so with their unending propaganda!
"Work: Keep the public busy, busy, busy, with no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals." Bill Cooper

I, for one, would love to have a cleaning bot in the house, an auto that takes my kid to school, a cook bot that knows how to make the perfect curry (or whatever) and so on. The real question is; how far will we go down this road and what does it mean to be a true human being?

Once again I will give the link to a thread that I posted some time ago about BS jobs;

From the intro;

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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber

Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? Anthropology professor and best selling author David Graeber explored the phenomenon of bullshit jobs for our recent summer issue – everyone who’s employed should read carefully…


http://www.breakfornews.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7087

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have never heard of Catherine Austin Fitts, this is a very good opportunity to hear her speak. Smartest gal in the room....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKSY5ooqY8Y

from the Youtube channel

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You have never heard an interview with Catherine Austin Fitts like this before in this special extended Dark Journalist episode!

Join Dark Journalist as he welcomes back Former Assistant Housing Secretary and Financial Expert Catherine Austin Fitts for her sixth appearance on the show. In what will be remembered as the most amazing, insightful, gripping, stunning and controversial Dark Journalist episode on record, Catherine reveals that her deep research has shown that America is now at a major crossroads and has two choices for the country that we will become by the year 2020: Creative Freedom or Mechanized Tyranny, there is no third way.

The Ultimate Catherine Austin Fitts Interview!
Catherine exposes globalist forces that operate at covert levels throughout our society in corporate, government and institutional roles. She has dubbed this group ‘Mr. Global’ and she had a chance to witness their clandestine actions up close when she worked in the halls of government as the Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Bush Sr. administration and as a Managing Partner at Monolitic Wall Street Firm Dillon Read & Co.

America 2020
With this great experience she has learned to interpret geopolitical, societal and economic trends that show the design of Mr. Global’s Master Plan and it is very unnerving: Mechanization, AI, Robotics, Centralized Control, Domestic Militarization and Surveillance, GMO Agriculture, Black Budget Drain on Resources, and reducing the thriving middle class to spectators to their own debt slavery. She outlines the dangers of Common Core as a way to turn American children into Servile Robots who can’t respond to social interaction, but are primed to be programmed and harvested by Entrainment Technology on their smartphones that can devastate their creativity and capacity for mental growth and self determination.

The UFO Economy
Catherine and Dark Journalist deeply investigate the untouchable subject of advanced UFO technology and surmise that whoever is operating that technology has a major role in controlling the power structure on planet earth today. By developing a Secret Space Program, these covert groups have diverted trillions of missing dollars from the American Economy to create a UFO Economy via the Black Budget and are creating a huge Breakaway Infrastructure in Space, but why? What is really happening in our solar system and why has this paranoid secrecy became a way of life for the National Security Deep State?

Fitts sees one last chance for the American Middle Class to rise up and expose the forces that are marshaled against them and their children and she explains what the dangerous stakes are if America fails and gives us a glimpse of the dystopian future world we will inhabit unless the game and the invisible players inside the matrix are exposed. She explains the objective, balanced attitude we must hold and what actions we must take to regain our power from corporate and media overlords that are linked to covert intelligence agencies that want to consolidate power quickly before the sleeping giant of the American People wake up and demolishes their plans for world domination!

America 2020: Will it be Creative Freedom or Mechanized Tyranny?
You have never ever heard an interview with Catherine Austin Fitts like this before!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More scary shit from Boston Dymanics; can't wait for the cleaning bot though...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some good old fashioned links will work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8877lOMPSY

https://youtu.be/wE3fmFTtP9g

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 | South China Post


Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, undergoes makeover as 600 companies look to trim their headcount.

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The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs as it undergoes a makeover after an industrial explosion killed 146 people in 2014.

The county, one-seventh the size of neighbouring Shanghai and the mainland’s first county to achieve US$4,000 per capita income, was adjudged the best county for its economic performance by Forbes for seven years in a row. However, the blaze, blamed on poor safety standards and haphazard industrialisation, dented Kunshan’s pride.

More than a year on, the county, which attracts much of its investment from Taiwan, is trying to reinvent its growth strategy. It is accelerating growth by replacing humans with robots and encouraging start-ups.

Kunshan explosion factory ignored several danger warnings, says regulator

Thirty-five Taiwanese companies, including Apple’s supplier Foxconn, spent a total of 4 billion yuan (HK$4.74 billion) on artificial intelligence last year, according to the Kunshan government’s publicity department.

“The Foxconn factory has reduced its employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000, thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs,” said the department’s head Xu Yulian.

“More companies are likely to follow suit.”

As many as 600 major companies in Kunshan have similar plans, according to a government survey. The job cuts do not augur well for Kunshan, which had a population of more than 2.5 million at the end of 2014, two-thirds of whom were migrant workers.

Industrial accidents in China continue to exact high toll in lives and property

Factories and other buildings cover about 46 per cent of the land – a figure which is far higher than the cap set by the central ­government. The local government, which was reshuffled after the blast, has promised to maintain zero growth in land development and decrease its population by 2020.

Kunshan’s latest growth figure is far from impressive.

The county grew by less than 3 per cent in 2014 and 2015 amid the central leadership’s bid to restructure the world’s second largest economy into a greener, more tech-intensive one.

Xu Xujiong, head of a local firm, Huaneng Welding, reflected on the hard times faced by the local units owing to the transition.

“Our profits dipped sharply over the past year,” he said.

More than half of manufacturers at Jiangsu electronics hub planning switch to robot workforce, survey shows

The factory output, too, has declined.

At its peak, Kunshan manufactured 120 million laptops a year, but output had fallen to only 51 million because of falling demand, said local officials.

Smartphone manufacturing, however, is trying to bridge the gap – about 20 million units were made last year.

Kunshan is home to about 4,800 Taiwanese companies, which contribute over 60 per cent of its GDP, and the county is encouraging more people from across the strait to start businesses there to boost its economy.

He Rongrong, the director of Taiwan Investment Service Office, which is housed in Kunshan’s hi-tech industrial zone, said that the first factory built by a Taiwanese company in Kunshan was in 1989 and since then entrepreneurship had grown in leaps and bounds.

A business incubating centre for young people both from the mainland and Taiwan was established last July to encourage more entrepreneurs, with 11 projects – 60 per cent of which were from the island – approved so far.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The title of this thread should have been "When will we droid our economies to death?"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If we survive:

http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/alpha.html

Curious how we have all of this talk about economics but economists and educators do not suggest mandatory accounting in our schools.

http://www.toxicdrums.com/economic-wargames-by-dal-timgar.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/technology-innovation/aerial-technology-light-show.html



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AI is maybe slightly O/T but ...

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Hacker forces 150,000 printers to print images of robots
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/hacker_forces_150000_printers_to_print_images_of_robots



Over the course of the past week, over 150,000 printers suddenly became active without their owners’ knowledge and began printing strange messages (among them “YOUR PRINTER HAS BEEN PWND’D”) as well as images of robots.
...



And on the subject of AI - a very interesting article ...

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AI and the Ghost in the Machine
http://hackaday.com/2017/02/06/ai-and-the-ghost-in-the-machine/



The concept of artificial intelligence dates back far before the advent of modern computers — even as far back as Greek mythology. Hephaestus, the Greek god of craftsmen and blacksmiths, was believed to have created automatons to work for him. Another mythological figure, Pygmalion, carved a statue of a beautiful woman from ivory, who he proceeded to fall in love with. Aphrodite then imbued the statue with life as a gift to Pygmalion, who then married the now living woman.

Throughout history, myths and legends of artificial beings that were given intelligence were common. These varied from having simple supernatural origins (such as the Greek myths), to more scientifically-reasoned methods as the idea of alchemy increased in popularity. In fiction, particularly science fiction, artificial intelligence became more and more common beginning in the 19th century.

But, it wasn’t until mathematics, philosophy, and the scientific method advanced enough in the 19th and 20th centuries that artificial intelligence was taken seriously as an actual possibility. It was during this time that mathematicians such as George Boole, Bertrand Russel, and Alfred North Whitehead began presenting theories formalizing logical reasoning. With the development of digital computers in the second half of the 20th century, these concepts were put into practice, and AI research began in earnest.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neutral Robot Bees

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a25159/robot-bees-horse-hair-sticky-gel
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tick, tick, tick..... Ooops. Where's my Job dude?

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