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    Quote Originally Posted by adelatorre View Post
    Hadrian , a brick laying robot that can put into place 1,000 bricks per hour. Or two houses every two days.

    http://www.popsci.com/australian-rob...l-shift-bricks

    I find it both exciting and worrisome ... this will displace a lot of jobs, specially because it can work 24/7.

    There will probably be no manual jobs left by 2050.... Brut, kind of good you are not in the bricklaying business since the robot is from the land down under.
    lol... I hear talk of an even more duplicitous machination...

    Outside Context Problem (OCP), the kind of problem "most civilisations would encounter just once, and which they tended to encounter rather in the same way a sentence encountered a full stop."

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    Brut,
    You sign your posts with "Outside Context Problem" and yet you post the image of a weaving machine, which I find ironic : comparing an OCP with its absolute oposite.

    Some further explanation seems necesary : as economists say "in the long run" employments recovered, but "long run" meant about 60 years during which life in industrial England was miserable.

    http://firstindustrialrevolution.wee...onditions.html

    Joe Stiglitz points out that, one of the posible causes of the Great Depression was fast industrialization and declining worker wages :

    "The economist claims that these market failures helped create the conditions for the Great Depression. Banks and businesses failed to anticipate the collapse of rural workers' incomes driven by technological changes in the farming sector in the 1920s."

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/joe-st...s-jobs-2014-11

    Finally, for those of us living in third world countries, these disruptive changes may lead to further economic distress, unless some serious economic planning takes place:

    "While emerging economies such as China have been able to industrialise by leapfrogging technologies, the challenge for the next generation of emerging economies is that they will have to leapfrog industrialisation itself.
    Models of economic development will need to feature more investment in education, faster implementation of new technologies and — most importantly — higher rates of local innovation. Managing this process is, however, easier said than done."

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/de07e...#axzz3o6QtE7xI

    What would be the cultured thing to do ? Leave it all to the market forces ?
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    Great link Old Vig !!
    I can recall that while starting my research for my novel some three years ago, the best robots could manage was a very slow and clunky walk in a flat surface.
    Standing up was completely impossible for those robots. I am truly astounded by the rate at which they have progressed.
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