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Or at least brain wash yourself with propaganda until you believe the current paradigm is what America should continue to follow: corporate hegemony where corporations enjoy more protection and freedom of action than people.
Hooray for trollish remarks!

No, I am not brainwashed in any such 'propaganda' and I have serious issues with a lot of the 'corporate hegemony.' BTW, I love your use of those terms. Viva la revolution!

No, this has everything to do with remaining competitive in a highly commoditized market. In this sort of market economic profit remains near zero, so to maintain investment flow and positive growth, small amounts of efficiency gain need to be ruthlessly pursued. Its called business.

Though I would be very interested in your particular model of this market's marginal returns and the deadweight costs imposed by both scenarios, including opportunity costs and the game theory outcomes based on competitor's propensity to react.
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This kind of changeover is a serious issue, how many jobs will be lost to robots? With rising cost of living alot of people that depend on factory jobs will be sol. And i wonder with cheaper labor ie robots will the consumer benefit from the savings robotics bring?
Almost every job you can think of now will be replaced by robots in this century.
 
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de took er jerbs

Seriously though, I think everybody saw this coming.
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Almost every job you can think of now will be replaced by robots in this century.
Not like it is any different than immigrant workers taking over most farm work/manual labor over the last 30 years.
    
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Skynet!
Your avatar matches your statement perfectly.

But honestly i will bring in a movie quote by the great Will Smith:
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Robots building Robots, Now that's just stupid.
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