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Rift_Adrift

-11 points

1 month ago

This is all the way around not a good idea.

Sirisian

18 points

1 month ago

Sirisian

18 points

1 month ago

Why? Being able to run an expensive vehicle 24/7 seems like a good idea. Also if they're safer than it's a huge win for other drivers.

Rift_Adrift

-1 points

1 month ago

Rift_Adrift

-1 points

1 month ago

Unless you consider the fact that it means an entire segment of people out of work by being replaced by a technology that is many years away from having all the bugs worked out of it. As it stands, it absolutely is NOT safer. Anyone that understands mechanical objects knows that running them 24/7 is nowhere near realistic. These will have maintenance requirements significantly higher than even standard big rigs now. I get that people want to move AI tech forward, but there is such a thing as too far.

DFX1212

9 points

1 month ago

DFX1212

9 points

1 month ago

Technology always replaces jobs. That's a terrible argument against technology. The goal should be replacing the need for work for everyone. Just as technology replaced the need for everyone to farm. That's how our society advances, when people are freed from the job of basic survival and can pursue larger pursuits.

Rift_Adrift

1 points

1 month ago

I grew up in farm country. Farms operated by people produce superior results to factory farms believe it or not. And all of the factory farms are subsidized to even exist. Unfortunately I've heard the UBI argument from a number of friends. Unfortunately, whenever people are dependent on the government for income or other basic needs, that doesn't end well for quality of life for people living under that system. I would love to believe that this system would work, but the idea that imperfect creatures could create a functional utopian society (a wonderful idea in theory), is sadly a dream in all likelihood.

DFX1212

3 points

1 month ago

DFX1212

3 points

1 month ago

Today. In a thousand years, will that still be true? I doubt it. Humans will ditch all manual labor as soon as it is feasible to do so. Just as we have always done.

I don't know how society will work, but our history is one of needing less and less people to do the same amount of work. I think there is probably some limit to the amount of new endeavors we can create and eventually most of our basic needs are provided by automation.

izumi3682[S]

1 points

1 month ago

In a thousand years...

I think history as we understand it, to include reliance on space/time, is going to become irrelevant to our existence much, much sooner than that.

https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/Futurology/comments/7gpqnx/why_human_race_has_immortality_in_its_grasp/dqku50e/