Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:12 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:10 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Nothing so barbaric, old chum!

Taxes. Make the rich pay them.
Because politicians need their pockets lined too.
They're going to have taxes one way or another. Would you rather they tax the little guy (you and me) than the billionaires?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:30 pm

Tax the billionaire, but don't pretend it's a remedy to people losing their jobs by automation.

Unless you're going to have "socialized" time in the holodeck. :)
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:34 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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a remedy to people losing their jobs by automation
"Flexibility", i. e. rats race + job insecurity, has been suggested. :mrgreen:

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm

I had genuinely flexible hours working for the Federal government within certain limits.

Eight hours. No overtime. Certain broad limits to what your hours could be so that meetings could take place. It facilitated covering regular business hours in all time zones without assigning shifts.

The union did not have the legal right to negotiate pay (or anything else ordered by Congress), but negotiating this was one thing they did that went beyond the usual pie-card-ism.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:29 pm

↑ That's not the flexibility I was blathering about (regardless of the Dilbert misdirection), but jobs changing faster and faster: publish adapt or perish.

Not necessarily a bad thing per se, but can be and is used in nasty ways.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:56 pm

James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama (Exclusive)
The Hollywood Reporter
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Directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, the project comes from the filmmakers' own recently launched production house Magic City Films, which obtained the rights to use Dean’s image from his family. Canadian VFX banner Imagine Engine will be working alongside South African VFX company MOI Worldwide to re-create what the filmmakers describe as “a realistic version of James Dean.”

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Of course the real art is not so much looks, but if they can act. Not just act like human beings, but act like the actors they look like.

Next up, recognizable but "improved" versions of dead and living actors and actresses. James Dean but built like Schwarzenegger. Bigger tits on young Jane Fonda.

Also historical figures and living politicians.

And porn. You know there's going to be porn.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm

If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:35 pm

Swiss brothel swaps women for sex robots after demand soars for £70 romps
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A Swiss brothel has decided to swap female staff for the sex robots after demand soared among cash-strapped clients in search of a cheap thrill.

The brothel in Kriens, a city in the district of Lucerne in Switzerland, has replaced most of its prostitutes with the dolls and the move is proving very popular

Arsenal 51 brothel has over twelve sex dolls to choose from and only has a couple of prostitutes left working there.

This comes as another sex robot company launched a £1,300 transgender doll with a "detachable penis".

The brothel offers the dolls services at just 90 Swiss Francs (£70) a session whereas the services of a real-life prostitute start at 200 Swiss Francs (£157) per session so more than double the price.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:39 am

↑ Now waiting for some SJW group trying to free the dolls from their sexual slavery.

Are they at least decently paid and unionized? :x

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by ceptimus » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:18 am

Those robot dolls will eventually suffer competition by a range of inflatable dolls. Right now, a team of engineers will be beavering away trying their best to improve the inflatables. "If we can just find a way to get rid of these razor sharp welded plastic seams from the most important regions, we'll soon have those robots licked."

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm

Witness wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:39 am
↑ Now waiting for some SJW group trying to free the dolls from their sexual slavery.

Are they at least decently paid and unionized? :x
OK. I finally have a good reason to be opposed to sex robots.

Never mind the puritans both traditional and feminist. It's a union busting scheme by the bosses!

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:33 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:37 pm
It's a union busting scheme by the bosses!
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:12 am

Witness wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:39 am
↑ Now waiting for some SJW group trying to free the dolls from their sexual slavery.

Are they at least decently paid and unionized? :x
I feel like I've already seen early signs of that, so I won't be surprised if it happens.

Will women give up their dildos though? To me, thinking that a sex doll would need "permission" or "consent" makes no more sense than that you have to ask a dildo for consent. It's just an inanimate object for crying out loud! What difference does it make if it looks like a person? Or even if it is programmed to mimic a person?
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by sparks » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:28 am

It doesn't. Until it becomes self aware. And then it's gonna be pissed off big time.
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:07 pm

A sex doll will not ever "become" self aware. That's strictly for the movies.

If it is self aware, it was built that way on purpose.

Intelligent design not evolution. :p
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by gnome » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:07 pm

The "accidental self-awareness" is usually attributed to initiating machine learning algorithms that work a lot better than expected.
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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:15 pm

gnome wrote:
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The "accidental self-awareness" is usually attributed to initiating machine learning algorithms that work a lot better than expected.
Strictly for the movies, plus religious fanatics who believe in The Singularity.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm kind of of the opinion that machine-built AI isn't too much further away than my expiration date. And so, I don't much care. I do wonder what myths they'll have about us.

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Re: Humans Need Not Apply

Post by Witness » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:12 am
Will women give up their dildos though?
Love that sentence!

Some are working on it:

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