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WaqasAltaf
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Re: Create unemployment
WaqasAltaf   6/28/2014 1:46:56 AM
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Adeniji, but the human element also plays its role. I have seen how the workers and their unions react when mass-level unemployment is created within the company. 

Ariella
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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Ariella   6/3/2014 12:56:02 PM
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@Adenji that's true, for the most part. 

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Adeniji Kayode   6/3/2014 4:37:25 AM
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Good idea, but our present age is yearning for "full automation" virtually in everything. 

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Re: Create unemployment
Adeniji Kayode   6/3/2014 4:31:27 AM
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@wasqasAltaf, 

If you notice, the price of a device is not stable, its always fall significantly every year. The use of robots is

becoming cheaper by the  years. So cost will eventually not be a problem but measuring performance against time and this is where robots comes in.

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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Eldredge   5/30/2014 10:45:21 PM
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@Jim - I suspect that Asimov's 3 laws won't serve the purposes of the military very well - likely to be modified!

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Re: Motorola closing factory in Texas
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 6:08:03 PM
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@Jim, that's too bad. It's always more complicated than any one thing, isn't it?

I wonder if some other comany will take over the factory..

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Motorola closing factory in Texas
Jim O'Reilly   5/30/2014 5:52:03 PM
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THere was a lot of publicity a year ago about Google's Mototorla opening a factory in Texas to make phones.

This is now closing. It isn't an onshoring issue...the phone had terrible sales and there were no follow-on products.

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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Jim O'Reilly   5/30/2014 5:49:33 PM
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It was the robot. A limit switch failed and the hydrulics went hard over in one direction.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   5/30/2014 5:44:22 PM
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@Jim, was the problem with the robot or do you just bring that out in mechanical stuff?

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Re: Re : Replacements won’t come easy
Jim O'Reilly   5/30/2014 1:10:08 PM
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With the US Army trying to develop kiler robots, it may be time to invoke Asimov's 3 Laws of Robotics!

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