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  • A university professor is no more important than a McDonalds worker

    Everyone is talking about robots replacing 'unskilled' workers at McDonalds.

    Well, tell me, how would a robot not be able to replace a professor that gives lectures at a university?

    Is the professor more skilled or important than the McDonalds worker? No.

    In 1994, when I was at UWO, my professor actually gave me VHS tapes of his lectures. He wasn't necessary, I was able to watch him on tape. Back in 1994, the professor needed to be in the classroom was less necessary than the MCD worker in the restuarant.

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    Just look at this girls beautiful, young face. OMG.

    The Matrix calls.

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    • #3
      Free trade and technology will make everyone redundant. This is why more and more are living with their parents, no jobs, the man is keeping working folks down!
      I AM THE OWNER OF THE BUMPER THREAD, THE BIG BOSS, THE BIG CHEESE and THE SMERF'S GOD! BOW DOWN BLUE BOY!

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      • #4
        For once you are right..........We are all just people and as such we all bring something to the party called life.
        We call it a BOOM because of the noise it makes as it hits your head
        FAIR WINDS

        MM is more of a BURDON than a PET

        Providing Vegans and Vegetarians a safe haven to enjoy Bacon for decades

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        • #5
          Bring on the robot SPs and MPAs!
          Over what hill? Where? When?

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          • #6
            Thw wonders of computers and programming never ceases to amaze me.

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            • #7
              I don't know about more important....it depends on how you define "important". Important to what or who. Obviously if the prof is paid more, then someone values their skills more than the McD's employee.

              It's all about trade and what people value. Has Kim Kardashian produced anything of intrinsic value....no....but she's still raked in cash. Musicians, athletes, actors.....do they provide any intrinsic value? Could life go on without them? Yes, but it might not be so entertaining.

              A prof has acquired a set of skills beyond the average. There are fewer people who can lecture on a topic than can run the french fry machine, therefore the rarer one tends to be more valuable. They may have the same rights to opportunities in this life, but that doesn't mean they have any rights to the outcomes of their choices. Perhaps the McD's employee could've been a professor and earned the perks that go with it but decided to smoke weed every day instead of studying any books. There are a million reasons why someone could end up at the top or the bottom. No one is guaranteed success. There are many talented people out there who have worked hard to develop a strong knowledge base and skill set who are struggling....and there are people out there with almost no talent, no work ethic, no skills, no knowledge or much of anything else to offer society who are doing very well by the usual standards.

              It's life....it's not fair. Do the best you can and don't blame anyone else for your problems.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Prim0 View Post

                It's life....it's not fair. Do the best you can and don't blame anyone else for your problems.
                If only all can think and act the same.

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                • #9
                  Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots'

                  Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.

                  One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.

                  Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit." China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.

                  In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.

                  "We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees, and through training, also enable our employees to focus on higher value-added elements in the manufacturing process, such as research and development, process control and quality control. We will continue to harness automation and manpower in our manufacturing operations, and we expect to maintain our significant workforce in China."

                  Since September 2014, 505 factories across Dongguan, in the Guangdong province, have invested 4.2bn yuan (£430m) in robots, aiming to replace thousands of workers.

                  Kunshan, Jiangsu province, is a manufacturing hub for the electronics industry.

                  Economists have issued dire warnings about how automation will affect the job market, with one report, from consultants Deloitte in partnership with Oxford University, suggesting that 35% of jobs were at risk over the next 20 years.

                  Former McDonald's chief executive Ed Rensi recently told the US's Fox Business programme a minimum-wage increase to $15 an hour would make companies consider robot workers.

                  "It's cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who is inefficient, making $15 an hour bagging French fries," he said.

                  http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36376966

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MisterAsianLover View Post


                    Just look at this girls beautiful, young face. OMG.

                    The Matrix calls.
                    but no dildo up my buttt and i dont care if shes wearing it!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Prim0 View Post
                      I don't know about more important....it depends on how you define "important". Important to what or who. Obviously if the prof is paid more, then someone values their skills more than the McD's employee.

                      It's all about trade and what people value. Has Kim Kardashian produced anything of intrinsic value....no....but she's still raked in cash. Musicians, athletes, actors.....do they provide any intrinsic value? Could life go on without them? Yes, but it might not be so entertaining.

                      A prof has acquired a set of skills beyond the average. There are fewer people who can lecture on a topic than can run the french fry machine, therefore the rarer one tends to be more valuable. They may have the same rights to opportunities in this life, but that doesn't mean they have any rights to the outcomes of their choices. Perhaps the McD's employee could've been a professor and earned the perks that go with it but decided to smoke weed every day instead of studying any books. There are a million reasons why someone could end up at the top or the bottom. No one is guaranteed success. There are many talented people out there who have worked hard to develop a strong knowledge base and skill set who are struggling....and there are people out there with almost no talent, no work ethic, no skills, no knowledge or much of anything else to offer society who are doing very well by the usual standards.

                      It's life....it's not fair. Do the best you can and don't blame anyone else for your problems.
                      FIne! Life aint fair!!

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                      • #12
                        Great, so who is going to buy the product the companies produce without jobs?

                        Who is going to buy what you're selling if people don't have any income?
                        I AM THE OWNER OF THE BUMPER THREAD, THE BIG BOSS, THE BIG CHEESE and THE SMERF'S GOD! BOW DOWN BLUE BOY!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Madman View Post
                          Great, so who is going to buy the product the companies produce without jobs?

                          Who is going to buy what you're selling if people don't have any income?
                          the details on that have yet to be worked out.
                          We call it a BOOM because of the noise it makes as it hits your head
                          FAIR WINDS

                          MM is more of a BURDON than a PET

                          Providing Vegans and Vegetarians a safe haven to enjoy Bacon for decades

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Madman View Post
                            Great, so who is going to buy the product the companies produce without jobs?

                            Who is going to buy what you're selling if people don't have any income?
                            Originally posted by papasmerf View Post
                            the details on that have yet to be worked out.

                            This is when the Barter system comes in handy.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by escapefromstress View Post
                              This is when the Barter system comes in handy.
                              The problem is when you have nothing you have nothing to barter
                              We call it a BOOM because of the noise it makes as it hits your head
                              FAIR WINDS

                              MM is more of a BURDON than a PET

                              Providing Vegans and Vegetarians a safe haven to enjoy Bacon for decades

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