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    would this cause the downfall of society?

    if i could buy a robot, i would make it get a job and earn me money.

    then i would have a steady cash flow, so i would buy all my friends and family robots so no-one has to work.

    if robots can do all the work - productivity would increase for all jobs meaning i would be payed less.

    also the need to pay my robot (and me) would lose our jobs as it (my robot) would be replaced by a company model thats payed for by the boss.

    no-one need ever work again. what the hell happens when money becomes worthless?






    i think i'll call him robert the robot
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    I&#39;d call mine dave


    I&#39;d also programe it to think it had ginger hair and laugh as it tried desperately to avoided cameras and the sun

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    Originally posted by Proper Bo, I tell thee@9 August 2004 - 21:52
    I&#39;d call mine dave


    I&#39;d also programe it to think it had ginger hair and laugh as it tried desperately to avoided cameras and the sun
    i may avoid cameras and the sun but i&#39;m not ginner



    that took ages to type ad it was hijacked in one reply. YOU CUNT&#33;
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    Sorry, that was dave, my spambot, what he say? The ginger bastard&#33;

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    I am a robot.

    Not what you call in mint condition, however fre seems satisfied.

    I could do with some parts replaced, though.


    Yobot

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    Originally posted by MicroScreen2@9 August 2004 - 21:49
    i think i&#39;ll call him robert the robot
    Hey I&#39;m no robot, ok i may act like that sometimes, and need oiling and charging, but I have my own hair and makes me human :
    Robert00000

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    people in the past must have thought the same thing about computers but humans are still working.

    i guess as a society we will evolve and work the robots in our lives but will make sure that the need for humans is still there.


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    Most people&#39;s robots will be run by Window&#036; so they will crash a lot so there will have to be lots of engineers to fix them, Linux-run robots will be too complicated for the average person and Mac-run robots whilst looking really good will be the laughing stock.

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    Originally posted by Withcheese@10 August 2004 - 09:01
    Most people&#39;s robots will be run by Window&#036; so they will crash a lot so there will have to be lots of engineers to fix them, Linux-run robots will be too complicated for the average person and Mac-run robots whilst looking really good will be the laughing stock.

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    If everything was done by robots you&#39;d get an Andromedan society, like the one in Asimov&#39;s novel.

    The robots do all the labour, and actually outnumber the human beings, who spend their days being philosophical or something like it, oh and they do form the govenrnment. Since the robots even seem to be maintaining themselves and since they have been built to serve and cannot break this obligation, the people, seem to me, to be living the good life.

    Tho&#39; it doesn&#39;t seem very challenging.



    Or you&#39;d get something like the culture (..., Iain m. Banks), where society seems to be largely run by "minds"- artifical intelligences- who have created a benign society for humanity (and others) and employs both those of their own kind and human beings to do different tasks.

    This actually doesn&#39;t seem like a bad way to live, as everyone gets to do what they are suited to do, menial tasks are done by automata, and people seem to be happy with things, it probably helps that they have a large chunk of the galaxy to play in tho&#39;.

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