[ExI] most common jobs

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 06:40:27 UTC 2015

On Sun, Feb 8, 2015 at 6:37 PM, crw <crw at crw.io> wrote:

> On 2/8/2015 4:00 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>> On 9 February 2015 at 10:40, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 8 February 2015 at 22:31, spike wrote:
>>>> What happens when robo-trucks start to take over the job of truck
>>>> driver?
Collecting unemployment insurance will then become a growth industry.

>>>> A Tale of Two Zippers
> http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=4364
> "They’ve already automated everything else in this factory, so I figure
> they’ve thought long and hard about this problem, too. My guess is that
> robots are expensive to build and maintain; people are self-replicating and
> largely self-maintaining. Remember that third input to the factory, “rice”?
> Any robot’s spare parts have to be cheaper than rice to earn a place on
> this factory’s floor."
> Food for thought? :)

Seems that this is an easy problem to fix with a computer, a camera and
some OpenCV code written by a poor Romanian programmer. Maybe even less if
you speak enough Chinese to hire one of them. I could fix that problem for
less than $1000. My guess is the guy feeding the zippers into the machine
is a relative of the person who owns the factory. This is how many things
work in China. It even has a special name though I can't remember it now
well enough to look it up.

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