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Rise of the robots: Humans will compete with droids for jobs by 2040, study claims
UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard

Posted on 04/21/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by C19fan

By 2040, cabs will be driven by Google robots, shops will become showrooms for online outlets and call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids. That’s the scenario depicted in recent research which suggests robots could be taking over our lives and jobs in less than 30 years. The competition for work caused by a rise in the robots population will see us heading to surgeons for ‘additional processing power for our brains’, they claim. We may also be requesting bionic implants for our hands that will make us able to perform tasks as fast as any machine.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Science
KEYWORDS: robots; singularity
To get a job in the 25 years one must become a cyborg.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

“Ja tvoi sluga, ja tvoi rabotnik”


2 posted on 04/21/2014 6:36:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Vandalism. We’re good.


3 posted on 04/21/2014 6:37:37 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: C19fan

“call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids”

quite a bit wrong with this idea.
And quite a bit wrong with someone who doesn’t see what is wrong with this idea.

Why would AI call center staff need to be mobile?


4 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan

5 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:25 AM PDT by struggle
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To: C19fan

Here we go with the fantasy masturbation propaganda for the lefties once again


6 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: C19fan

Do we still have to tip?


7 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:35 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: C19fan
If they are going to be made of metal, then they will be stolen and "recycled."

And that goes for there tracking components, too.

8 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:50 AM PDT by Slyfox (When progressives ignore moral parameters, they also lose the natural gift of common sense.)
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To: C19fan

With google glasses and a smart phone, we are nearly cyborgs now.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 6:39:57 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: C19fan

This is shy there will be a “guaranteed wage”.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 6:40:04 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Salvavida

Ah, it is the return of the Luddites.

Except the last time, the Luddites lost.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 6:41:08 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: C19fan

I guess my kids are going to need to be fluent in more than 6 million forms of communication.


12 posted on 04/21/2014 6:41:34 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: C19fan

Biddi, biddi, biddi, you’re a knob, Buck.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 6:41:34 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: riri

“This is shy there will be a “guaranteed wage”.”

This is why there will be massive unemployment.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 6:41:54 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Bender2

Get a job!


15 posted on 04/21/2014 6:44:41 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: C19fan

Honestly, I think a more likely scenario is that the victory of Progressivism over freedom will result in the collapse of Western civilization, which of course will include the general failure of the power grids.

So I think in 30-40 years, people will be living in the stone age, only much dirtier and more violent.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 6:51:18 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

17 posted on 04/21/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: dfwgator

Klaatu barada nikto.....and could someone call John and Sarah Conner please?


18 posted on 04/21/2014 6:58:33 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: C19fan
call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids

Will they have Indian accents?

19 posted on 04/21/2014 7:06:22 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: C19fan
By 2040, cabs will be driven by Google robots, shops will become showrooms for online outlets and call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids.

This guy read too much science fiction as a child or saw too many cheesy sci-fi movies and TV shows. For instance, cabs will eventually be automated but not actually driven by robots. That's silly.

Far more likely, the NYC of 2040 will have fleets of driverless taxicabs that are controlled by software (Google will likely play a major role) and monitored in a central "dispatch" location. I envision it working something like this:

You are winding up a business meeting on Park Avenue and you have dinner at a restaurant over in the Village. With the push of a button on your mobile device, a "cab" is dispatched to be waiting for you in front of the building in 10 minutes. The cab will be flashing your name on the side of it so that you know which one is yours.

The route to your restaurant in Greenwich Village is already mapped out. You slip into the cab and your identity (and billing info) is confirmed via Bluetooth and the cab pulls away from the curb. It has no issues entering the traffic flow because the other vehicles (also remotely controlled) are made aware of the fact and anticipate your cab pulling into the travel lane - so they slow down (and no horns are sounded!). You see, every vehicle in Manhattan is remotely controlled. Manhattan is the first of many formerly grid-locked urban areas in which human-controlled vehicles are forbidden. Therefore, traffic jams are now a thing of the past as all vehicle movement is synchronized. There will be a "command center" - probably in some NYC suburb like White Plains or Uniondale - that will be staffed by humans. They will have access to the many thousands of street cameras that will show every inch of the Manhattan streets in real time and will be able to immediately zoom in on problem areas. Yet software will actually control and coordinate the movement of all Manhattan traffic. Traffic lights will no longer be necessary (but pedestrian crossing lights will remain).

In precisely 6 minutes and 42 seconds, you are whisked from Park Avenue to your Greenwich Village restaurant. The cabfare is $32.34 (no tipping) that is electronically debited to your credit card. The owner of the cab company you used is kicking back in the Carribean and watching the profits roll in - a 45% profit margin in an industry that has virtually no human resources.

Welcome to the future and it will look nothing like the silly robot below.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 7:15:15 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: C19fan

“Technological Threat”, an academy award nominated short animation, and clearly a nod to the wolves of cartoonist Tex Avery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiTgoRR3tbk


21 posted on 04/21/2014 8:11:54 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: C19fan

Thankfully I’ll be dead by then.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 8:15:27 AM PDT by maddog55 (I'd be Pro-Choice if we could abort liberals.)
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To: maddog55

mad you can’t give us a set up line like that. LOL

I’m in the checkout line myself.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 8:17:05 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: jsanders2001

[ Here we go with the fantasy masturbation propaganda for the lefties once again ]

I don’t know about that, how will sell their lie they need illegals here to do the jobs the Americans won’t if cheaper robots are already doing them?


24 posted on 04/21/2014 8:59:52 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: staytrue
Oh, I meany a guaranteed wage for doing nothing. We are very close to there now.

Switzerland is already there.

25 posted on 04/21/2014 9:06:37 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: GraceG

> [ Here we go with the fantasy masturbation propaganda for the lefties once again ]

I don’t know about that, how will sell their lie they need illegals here to do the jobs the Americans won’t if cheaper robots are already doing them?

If thet can get the robots votes to count they won’t need illegals anymore...: )


26 posted on 04/21/2014 9:40:33 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MrB

I do Help Desk work and I swear I had a chat with a T-Mobile droid. I was looking at calling plans and I had questions. A chat was started from their site and the person either copied and pasted prepared text or the droid brought up the identical dialog from it’s memory banks.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 12:45:41 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Alas Babylon!

He has changed. Here he is just out from his hidy hole.
http://agentontheloose.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/mel-gibson21.jpeg


28 posted on 04/21/2014 12:47:54 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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