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Perhaps this thread might be better placed in Images and Videos, since it's mostly on-topic.

 

Maybe change title to "General Science/Technology/Singularity/Futurist Videos" and pin it?

 

Up to you, though, it's your thread. :)



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Not only that, but after lurking moar, I discovered I actually created pretty much this exact same thread years ago in that same subforum. Time for a merge!

 

Edit: And it's done.


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Bacteriophages, soon you'll meet your match.... the out of control gray goo!


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Robots will vastly increase the size of the labor force and they will work for free, making all sorts of thitherto impossible public works projects feasible. Giant dams, new subways, national mag-lev networks, huge bridges, demolitions of decrepit buildings, cleaning up toxic waste sites–all sorts of projects that we can’t do now thanks to inadequate time and money will be done in the future with cheap robot labor.

 

https://www.militant...review-i-robot/



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Robots will vastly increase the size of the labor force and they will work for free, making all sorts of thitherto impossible public works projects feasible. Giant dams, new subways, national mag-lev networks, huge bridges, demolitions of decrepit buildings, cleaning up toxic waste sites–all sorts of projects that we can’t do now thanks to inadequate time and money will be done in the future with cheap robot labor.

 

https://www.militant...review-i-robot/

 

 

If you apply this to all sectors of the economy, does it mean it all becomes free in the sense we don't have to work to in order to eat, have a roof over our heads, etc? I guess it's like basic income but without the monetary aspect.


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^ And you know what that's called?


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Robots will vastly increase the size of the labor force and they will work for free, making all sorts of thitherto impossible public works projects feasible. Giant dams, new subways, national mag-lev networks, huge bridges, demolitions of decrepit buildings, cleaning up toxic waste sites–all sorts of projects that we can’t do now thanks to inadequate time and money will be done in the future with cheap robot labor.

 

https://www.militant...review-i-robot/

 

 

If you apply this to all sectors of the economy, does it mean it all becomes free in the sense we don't have to work to in order to eat, have a roof over our heads, etc? I guess it's like basic income but without the monetary aspect.

 

 

It won't all become "free" because you'll still have to pay for the raw materials and energy required to build and maintain the roof over your head and to make the food you eat. Eliminating the costs of labor, however, will sharply reduce the prices. 

 

Therein lies the basic flaw with the notion that 3D printers will let people make everything they need for free: where are you getting the feedstock and electricity for your printer? From other people, and presumably they are taking money from you in exchange, so their products aren't free to you. 



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It won't all become "free" because you'll still have to pay for the raw materials and energy required to build and maintain the roof over your head and to make the food you eat. Eliminating the costs of labor, however, will sharply reduce the prices. 

 

Therein lies the basic flaw with the notion that 3D printers will let people make everything they need for free: where are you getting the feedstock and electricity for your printer? From other people, and presumably they are taking money from you in exchange, so their products aren't free to you. 

 

 

You can't argue it's NOT free if those robots are capable of self-replication and self-learning, providing all the necessities we need without human effort. Though I'll admit, one could argue it's not really free is the fact raw resources and energy aren't infinite if we limit ourselves to this planet, or the machines demand some sort of compensation for their labor. This is what I had in mind.


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Nothing in this world is free, even theoretically.

 

The nuance relies on whether ownership of the machines is applied.


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