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Old 05-27-2015, 01:50 PM
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The "squeeze into small places" one is amusing
I had fun playing with that query/thingy last night.

My favorite result was "fashion model."
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I had fun playing with that query/thingy last night.

My favorite result was "fashion model."
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but I can see it all being CGIed.... they've got the tech!
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:09 PM
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but I can see it all being CGIed.... they've got the tech!
Fashion models scored very high on the "fit into a small space" scale.
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I, for one, think it is perfectly safe for us soft and squishy humans to let our guards down against the superior robots. There is nothing for us to fear - we can become unconscious in our sleep chambers each night, secure in the knowledge that robots are not systematically killing and assuming the identities of inefficient human workers.

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Lots of hubris in estimates for researchers/professors. Their computers haven't taught them about machine learning and Siri.
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The solution will be to cut the work week to 30 hours (maybe less). Even a lot of mainstream economists are saying that's what needs to happen. There just isn't enough work to give everyone a 40-hour/week job anymore.
Wow, just wow. I hope the bolded is just you being misinformed. Any specific names of economists I should ignore forevermore?
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Social workers are usually the first on the list for budget cuts during lean times.
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Wow, just wow. I hope the bolded is just you being misinformed. Any specific names of economists I should ignore forevermore?
Regardless of who has or hasn't said it, I think cutting the work week would be a fantastic idea.

1) I personally think few people are able concentrate on their actual tasks for the entire 8 hours in a day, so there's already some wasted time for everyone there

2) It's hard to get personal errands in with the current American work week structure. Doctor, dentist, bank, haircut, realtor appointments, anything you can think of that's only open M-F 9-5.

3) Germany is one of the better countries economically to look to right now, IMHO, and they're showing that a shorter-than-American work week does just fine.
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It's pretty easy to cut your own workweek.

Work for yourself.

Also, check out this:

http://fourhourworkweek.com/
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