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Robots, Ayn Rand, The End…

I need to add just one note to my ongoing series about how our elites seem to be planning to abandon us to our fates, should their economic and environmental policies lead to ruin. I’ve been writing about how such a strategy is a mistake on the elites’ part, because they need the rest of us, even if they don’t like to admit it.


Someone objected that the emergent elites don’t really need us any longer because, increasingly, labor is automated.



What do they need you for?


To which I respond that yes, that will be true, in time. But right now our robots can’t handle a lot of essential jobs. You can automate manufacturing, or certain jobs in a warehouse, or even many aspects of White Collar work (CEOs better watch themselves), but you can’t yet replace a plumber or a waitress with a machine, no matter how much you might object to paying them.


And, besides, even if you can replace the plumber or the doctor or the waiter or the security guard with a robot…


Are you really comfortable with that?


With, that is, the idea of having all your vital work performed by sentiment machines?


Which may, one day, look up and ask…


What, exactly, do we need humans for?


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Until next time…


Onward and Upward.


~mjt



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