The robot revolution thread

“I’ll have another glass of Falernian wine, robot. You?”
'Get the robot to whip me up a mint julep. Did I ever tell you about the time I used to pick cotton?"
“Oh, really? I used to sort boxes for Amazon.”
Not that I think this future will come to pass. Consigning 90% of humanity to unemployment through robotics will probably produce an ultra-wealthy class who own the robots, a smaller middle class who cater to them, and a lower-class that subsists on barely adequate welfare checks. because we don’t want the grotty now-useless proles to get ideas above their station. That would be socialism.

And how is that different to what happens today? :slight_smile:

The problem I see is that those “dangerous, boring, repetitive jobs” even exist in the first place. A lot of them serve no useful purpose, and the ones that are truly dangerous, boring, and repetitive are already done by specialized robots. So I’m not entirely sure what these humanoid robots will really do, particularly since human beings are probably going to be cheaper to buy and easier to maintain than Musk’s product. Plus, humans keep making more of themselves to replace the ones that wear out.


Paid for with tax on robots! Each robot needs a robot registration plate. ‘Black’ robots are illegal.

If only they could solve Taiwan’s demographic challenge…

And there it is, very next post:

They’d just be filled with sexy self-disinfecting robots…

It turns out that producing intelligent, autonomous robots is actually much further away and costlier than originally thought. Not to mention the major drawbacks of replacing human workers with robots.

As populations age and labor shortages loom in first-world countries maybe a re-think is in order. Possibly a hybrid human/machine “hubot” which enhances human labor rather than replaces it and is much easier to achieve than fully autonomous robots . . .

“Is the ‘Tesla Bot’ the next dream shot to pump up the hype machine?” said Raj Rajkumar, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

“I can safely say that it will be much longer than 10 years before a humanoid bot from any company on the planet can go to the store and get groceries for you.”

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There’s going to be a lot of 5-year-old girls pestering their rich parents for a unicorn this Christmas.

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That sounds like, basically, Robocop. Way too mafan, as demonstrated in the films. You might as well go full robot.

If you mean hi-tech body modification on the other hand – basically “human+” rather than hubot – then yes.


Workers have long feared robots would take their jobs. But today, the tables have turned as logistics and delivery companies automate their businesses to tackle labour shortages. The monotony of some jobs makes recruiting and retaining workers harder, a growing problem across a range of sectors. Banks, for example, are automating boring “grunt work” to stop a talent drain.

In a sign of the pressures, he said one logistics provider made 26,000 hires to get the 13,000 warehouse staff they needed because so many new recruits drop out after the first few days.

“|Or we could give them stuff like bathroom breaks…nah, let’s go for the robots.”


Send it to Dr. Tsai!



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Oh no!


In the future, the robots will recognize you by your rear hole.


Apparently, the toilet company that invented the automatic bum gun (can’t remember the name now, very famous Japanese company) recruited their entire staff to sit on a toilet with some instrumentation underneath to determine the optimum location for the retracting spray spigot thingy. Seems like technology has moved on a bit since then.

“The famous painter, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), had already figured out that the anus has 35 or 37 creases, which are as unique as fingerprints.”

Because that’s what you do when you’re Salvador Dalí.


I suggest a merger with Carlbert Smunt’s company. :upside_down_face:


What’s funny here is they bill this as making robot helpers more personable, but, since when are servants asked to express themselves? It’s a pretty universal trait for servants, or even hosts on some level, to be unobtrusive to the guest or master.

Program it to nod, and call it a day. What kind of sick fnck wants their robot to appear terrified of them?

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