Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
Same. Call me crazy, I just don't like the idea of "man made" objects being able to make themselves. Forget the whole Skynet thing for a second, if people think 7.7% unemployment is bad, they ain't seen nothing if/when this happens.
There are already a few factories that essentially run on the concept of self replications. One example is a factory that makes robotic arms and tools and the production line is entirely made up form the same parts that are produced. Granted its not the same things as in this article but its about as close as it currently gets in terms of self replication.
IMO its quite silly to be against progress that would make production faster, easier and cheaper. Sure some people will have to look for new employment but that's progress and that's the way it has always been. Steam engines, replaced man power and electric motors replaced the steam engines and so on and so on. In the end everyone sill benefits form progress as there will be more stuff to go around for everyone.