[ExI] self driving truck
atymes at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 02:23:50 UTC 2016
On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 7:09 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>
> But another possibility is that the rich may seek to eliminate the
> unproductive. Historically, the masses have been potentially useful to the
> rich and powerful, however contemptuous they may have been of them: kings
> needed subjects, conquerors needed soldiers, capitalists needed workers.
> But come the robots, the poor may be seen by the rich as at best a burden,
> at worst a threat.
This seems unlikely, for "poor" is a relative term. Eliminate the poorest
50%, and what used to be the 50-75% range is suddenly the poorest 50%.
Eliminate them...frankly, even before you eliminated the poorest 10%, most
likely the bottom 99% would see the top 1% mean to eliminate all who are
not (and some who are) within their personal social circles.
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