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Old 01-10-2012, 10:41 AM
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I don't see how a robotic laborforce equals robots taking over. If robots take over they will do so on their own accord, not by replacing manual human labor. We already have those to a certain degree.

Still raw materials and energy will be as scarce as they are now if not more. And the need for human interaction will rise with all these robots, so maybe there will be lots of jobs for ppl entertaining/catering others.
So in the end there will always be a reason to go make/earn a living, even if it is beyond the basic human needs and totally artificial. And then ofcourse there is the need for (personal) consumption. I don't see a scenario where no human will think : "I want it, and I want it for me myself and I alone." No robotic laborforce will ever be able to fulfill those wants and haves, and even if it did we'll just create some new ones.