2005-08-16

Smart Idiot

Take a look at the idiocy a little knowledge can bring — specifically, a little specialized knowledge of computing combined with a remarkable ignorance of economics: Robotic Nation.

I especially liked this sentence:

Keep this fact in mind: the workplace of today is not really that much different from the workplace of 100 years ago.

Actually, it is different — because it's not a farm. Gosh, what happened to all those farmers we don't need anymore because of mechanization? Are they standing around in unemployment lines? Arrrrgh.

PS: Yes, I know this is Breedo bait.

2 comments:

Breedo said...

LMFAO...Breeo bait, eh? Not hungry.

Well, to tell you the truth I couldn't read the whole thing. It turned into "blah blah blah blah blah" about 2/3 of the way through for me. I'm not really sure how that guy got from A to B in his discussion, but he's missing/ignoring a lot of things. I am curious as to whether or not he considered we're approaching certain thresholds. Hell, will we even be here in 2050? LOL

Jennifer said...

We've got nothing to worry about. We'll eliminate our oil reserves too quickly to ever mass-produce a robotic workforce.

I think Marshall Brain needs a refresher course in deductive reasoning.