It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:26 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 195 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 20  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 3344
R S wrote:
Still Lit wrote:
It's a good thing Kodiak and 955876 will be dead when the federal law mandating a universal income is passed after the robots have replaced most human labor within the next 100 years.

Some of you think the Wealth of Nations and the Communist Manifesto are the polar documents of modernity. You're wrong. The real document of modernity is Descartes' Discourse. The goal of modernity is not to make money. The goal of modernity is to master and control nature for human benefit and, as Descartes puts it, free us up to do as we wish. If we think dishwashers and agricultural technology afforded us more leisure, we ain't seen nothing yet.

Capitalism vs Socialism is moot.

Automation is rapidly expanding. AI is coming. There will not be enough jobs to go around. Universal income is coming. Even the financial analyst will go by wayside when the algorithms and AI advance far enough.

Work has defined who we are in the West since the collapse of feudalism. That era is on the verge of ending.


I don't doubt this. But I also think it would lead to the downfall of human kind. What would 95% of the population do all day without any type of work? Look at the inner cities now. It would turn to chaos. I see why Musk is so afraid of AI. It won't be some Terminator like scenario on AI killing humans, it will be bored, unmotivated humans with no drive in life to better themselves either killing one another or eating and drinking themselves to death.


Stock up on guns & ammo now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
Posts: 8893
BethlehemSteel wrote:
Lit wants chaos :P


As they say..."those who can, do....those who can't,teach"

_________________
------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:19 am
Posts: 7983
Kodiak wrote:
BethlehemSteel wrote:
Lit wants chaos :P


As they say..."those who can, do....those who can't,teach"


As Aristotle says, those who suppose that thinking is not an activity least of all understand what it means to be engaged in activity. See his Politics, book seven, chapter iii. That's cute that you think that all university faculty do is teach.

Please let me know what you "do" for a living so I can belittle it. It will not be difficult.

_________________
Frank Sinatra, Jr. 'Black Night'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdwl7X6Jruo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:41 am 
955876 wrote:

Stock up on guns & ammo now.


So tell me something....

When you are attempting to traverse the Ayn Rand hellscape youve created how far are guns and ammo going to get you ?


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:08 pm
Posts: 5046
Kodiak wrote:
:o :o :o
You must have reading comprehension issues. I never said they were "doing fine." I readily admitted at the time I did not even know since I've not looked into the financials. Your attempt to prove something is cute, disingenuous, and inaccurate. Nice try.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 3344
SteelerChef wrote:
955876 wrote:

Stock up on guns & ammo now.


So tell me something....

When you are attempting to traverse the Ayn Rand hellscape youve created how far are guns and ammo going to get you ?


Better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:34 pm 
955876 wrote:
SteelerChef wrote:
955876 wrote:

Stock up on guns & ammo now.


So tell me something....

When you are attempting to traverse the Ayn Rand hellscape youve created how far are guns and ammo going to get you ?


Better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.


Thats not my question.

Your the one who referenced impending doom. How exactly are guns and ammo going to help that ?


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:12 pm
Posts: 3344
Depends on the type of doom.

And was I the one that referenced it? Don’t think so. Just made a comment to another post.

In any event, this is hardly worthy of debate.

I have my safe stocked with various items that could provide useful at some unknown point in time.

And if there is never a need all the better. Plus, these things don’t really depreciate so not a horrible allocation of some resources.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:01 am
Posts: 8893
COR-TEN wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
:o :o :o
You must have reading comprehension issues. I never said they were "doing fine." I readily admitted at the time I did not even know since I've not looked into the financials. Your attempt to prove something is cute, disingenuous, and inaccurate. Nice try.


Nice duck and dodge. What you basically said was "show me the proof they aren't doing well", while admitting you never looked into it yourself. It's a passive aggressive way of arguing what you want to believe while trying to cover or excuse the fact you have no idea what you're talking about. So just lazy, Intellectually dishonest or intentionally ignorant....or did you hit the trifecta?

_________________
------------------------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: The Mothership is Afire
PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:07 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:08 pm
Posts: 5046
Kodiak wrote:
COR-TEN wrote:
Kodiak wrote:
:o :o :o
You must have reading comprehension issues. I never said they were "doing fine." I readily admitted at the time I did not even know since I've not looked into the financials. Your attempt to prove something is cute, disingenuous, and inaccurate. Nice try.


Nice duck and dodge. What you basically said was "show me the proof they aren't doing well", while admitting you never looked into it yourself. It's a passive aggressive way of arguing what you want to believe while trying to cover or excuse the fact you have no idea what you're talking about. So just lazy, Intellectually dishonest or intentionally ignorant....or did you hit the trifecta?
Yeah, uh huh. What I basically said? :lol: :lol:

Keep up the alternate reality. It's quite entertaining. Please don't stop. Keep digging yourself into a hole.

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 195 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ... 20  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
FORUM RULES --- PRIVACY POLICY




Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group