When the robots take over

  geoff96 10:27 15 Jan 2017
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Will those without jobs get a general basic income on which to live on?

As the EU proposes to do.

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  Old Deuteronomy 11:07 15 Jan 2017

The doomsayers have been predicting that computers, robots and machines in general would take all our jobs for decades. Not happened yet, not happening soon.

  oresome 11:15 15 Jan 2017

I think it was Henry Ford who said that he had to produce motor cars that his workers could afford or there would be no market for them.

If we are all unemployed, manufacturers will have a hard time selling anything.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:20 15 Jan 2017

Lot of factories already run off robots but its people who repair them.

When the robots take over

There won't be any people left to have jobs. haven't you seen Terminator and skynet? The films 30 yrs old now :0)

  bumpkin 16:35 15 Jan 2017

manufacturers will have a hard time selling anything.

No need to sell anything when the robots take over. They will all be self sufficient, each one being programmed for its specific purpose in the new society, we of course will be redundant and not just from our jobs. I see their potential downfall as trying to adopt human intelligence in which case they are doomed should they succeed.

  Burn-it 20:49 15 Jan 2017

Us programmers will be fine!!

  bumpkin 21:31 15 Jan 2017

Us programmers will be fine!!

You will be exterminated when of no further use, ask any Dalek. Mind you they weren't too clever forgetting about stairs.

  Burn-it 19:09 16 Jan 2017

You will be exterminated when of no further use

That sounds fair. What use are the rest of you??

  bumpkin 21:07 16 Jan 2017

Hackers.

  geoff96 21:39 16 Jan 2017

Mind you they weren't too clever forgetting about stairs.

Evolution is a wonderful thing.

They will have those twirly things you get on drones, to hover!

  Quickbeam 10:45 17 Jan 2017

Daleks use elevating tea trays!

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