Class Warfare Blog

April 19, 2013

See, I Told You So

Filed under: Economics,Politics,Science — Steve Ruis @ 11:35 am
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I posted recently (Rethinking This Whole Mess and Rethinking This Whole Mess, Pt 2) that the U.S. would be a very different place if we were to share out our GDP equally, or more equally. I also speculated that any such future would have to include autonomous robots to do the jobs we no longer were willing to do. I also speculated that such robots are on our horizon.

Well, yesterday I go my latest issue of Scientifuc American and two of the articles in it were:

  • My Boss the Robot An article addressing robots and humans working side by side even in cases where the robot is in charge.
  • Rise of the Nano Machines Nano machines or nanites have the promise of us being able to design microscopic machines to do amazing things from the inside out, from repairing wounds to one’s body to processing chemicals in plants and even in the wild.

We are on our way! I just hope these efforts don’t get derailed like the promise we would have flying cars by now. (Although it looks like our cars will be driving themselves soon.)

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3 Comments »

  1. We need to depopulate the earth, or find another planet…

    Comment by john zande — April 19, 2013 @ 11:49 am | Reply

    • Starting with … ? What we did such a good job of fucking up this one that we should find a new one and do it again? Actually NASA announced the discovery of two new Earth-like planets …

      I can’t go yet, I haven’t even seen Brazil!

      Comment by stephenpruis — April 19, 2013 @ 12:04 pm | Reply

  2. Ah, humans will be further obsoleted? Don’t forget them threshing machines.

    Comment by History of Capitalism — April 19, 2013 @ 5:13 pm | Reply


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