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Horray for decreased employment!
What about the people that they hire to build the robots?
post #12 of 19
Very very interesting. I'd like to see them in action.
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post #13 of 19
This is only the beginning......

OMG we're all doomed!
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What about the people that they hire to build the robots?
Do you really think robots are built by hand? I'm sure humans are involved in the design process, but the whole manufacturing process is done mostly by machines.
 
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which are built by... come on man think these things through! lol jk
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Zappos bumped me up from free shipping to overnight ups for no reason. Good company imo
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Yay for increasing the unemployment rate in the US.
    
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Do you really think robots are built by hand? I'm sure humans are involved in the design process, but the whole manufacturing process is done mostly by machines.
Yes, I do really think robots are built by hand, in fact, I KNOW they are built by hand since I do industrial automation and design/build electromechanical assemblies for a living.

There were many very well paying jobs involved in the design and production of these robots, in fact much more well paying than a stock boy in a shoe warehouse...

This is one more reason why it is a good idea to get an education.
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It's only a matter of time before they start plotting global domination against us...

"All your base, are belong to us!"
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