Oh my.

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Well just when we have to start paying burger flippers 15 bucks an hour, automation comes to the rescue.^_^

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazin...hefs/546581/?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email
Automation is going to eliminate millions of jobs.
When you have self driving vehicles, no truck drivers, no taxi drivers, no Uber drivers. Manufacturing will come back to the US, but it will be huge facilities with small technical staffs, here for the cheap energy and the proximity to markets, labor cost won't be a factor, because there won't be any labor.

And when that happens, all those people who don't have jobs, will still have votes.
 
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Automation is going to eliminate millions of jobs.
When you have self driving vehicles, no truck drivers, no taxi drivers, no Uber drivers. Manufacturing will come back to the US, but it will be huge facilities with small technical staffs, here for the cheap energy and the proximity to markets, labor cost won't be a factor, because there won't be any labor.

And when that happens, all those people who don't have jobs, will still have votes.
Lol


What are you trying to say there comrade?

That you expect them to vote for the people who made their jobs illegal?
 

imaginethat

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Automation is going to eliminate millions of jobs.
When you have self driving vehicles, no truck drivers, no taxi drivers, no Uber drivers. Manufacturing will come back to the US, but it will be huge facilities with small technical staffs, here for the cheap energy and the proximity to markets, labor cost won't be a factor, because there won't be any labor.

And when that happens, all those people who don't have jobs, will still have votes.
Yep. Trump used miners and their families. His fat-cat, fossil friends know about this, and odds-on so does Trump.

“In the last couple of years we can just do so much more in terms of the sophistication of automation,” says Herman Herman, director of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh. The center helped Caterpillar develop its autonomous haul truck. Mining company Fortescue Metals Group is putting them to work in its own iron ore mines. Herman says the technology can be deployed sooner for mining than other applications, such as transportation on public roads. “It’s easier to deploy because these environments are already highly regulated,” he says.

Rio Tinto uses driverless trucks provided by Japan’s Komatsu. They find their way around using precision GPS and look out for obstacles using radar and laser sensors.

Rob Atkinson, who leads productivity efforts at Rio Tinto, says the fleet and other automation projects are already paying off. The company’s driverless trucks have proven to be roughly 15 percent cheaper to run than vehicles with humans behind the wheel, says Atkinson—a significant saving since haulage is by far a mine’s largest operational cost. “We’re going to continue as aggressively as possible down this path,” he says.

Trucks that drive themselves can spend more time working because software doesn’t need to stop for shift changes or bathroom breaks. They are also more predictable in how they do things like pull up for loading. “All those places where you could lose a few seconds or minutes by not being consistent add up,” says Atkinson. They also improve safety, he says.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603170/mining-24-hours-a-day-with-robots/
 
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Lol


What are you trying to say there comrade?

That you expect them to vote for the people who made their jobs illegal?
Illegal? I think the word you're looking for is obsolete, and I don't think you can blame anyone for obsolescence. Such is life in this industrial world.
 
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Dec 2012
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Automation is going to eliminate millions of jobs.
When you have self driving vehicles, no truck drivers, no taxi drivers, no Uber drivers. Manufacturing will come back to the US, but it will be huge facilities with small technical staffs, here for the cheap energy and the proximity to markets, labor cost won't be a factor, because there won't be any labor.

And when that happens, all those people who don't have jobs, will still have votes.
Of course, that livable ($15 an hour) wage for an entry level job had nothing to do with it. Who didn't see this coming?
 
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Illegal? I think the word you're looking for is obsolete, and I don't think you can blame anyone for obsolescence. Such is life in this industrial world.
Nope. I ment exactly what i said. Illegal. You raise the minimum wage to $15 that is $30k/yr X 3 shifts it becomes cost effective to buy a robot earlier for the big businesses but a small little mom and pop start ups may not be able to afford that extra worker and may actually have to reduce the hours they are able to schedule and stay competitive. They would happily hire the retarded neighbor kid to take out the trash and mop the floor in his spare time and give hime something to do and a little sense of self accomplishment but they can only afford a few hundred dollars a week to do so. Well it would be against the law for them to pay him $9/hr so they are going to hire someone more able to do the job more efficiently or just do it themselves.


They have outlawed that job market. Effectively pricing a part of the population out of the job market and simultaneously prematurely pushing some industries into automation.

These laws benefit the corporations that the leftists pretend to hate so much and kill entrepreneurs and small businesses. So much for the party of the worker. Do you know who benefits the most? Who takes a % off of every single dollar earned?
 
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