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Old 01-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Kobal2 View Post
The issue I could see here would be the dreaded Roman decadence where, as the first world parties on like crazy because of the robot utopia, the starving masses from across the border sharpen their knives.
The robots can do a lot, but I don't think they can quite do away with inequality entirely - there's only so much land and resources to go around. I suppose we could always keep them away with armies of firespewing deathbots, but building firespewing deathbots is a Very Bad Idea. I've seen that movie.
LOL...but this raises a serious question. Would the industrialised world spread this technology to the less developed world, or just kind of put up a wall and let them fend for themselves?