Tag: Automation

More Thoughts on Automation

Automation pales in comparison as a driving force of unemployment to outsourcing and assbackward pay structures that hire two high paid managers to oversee the work of one underpaid productive employee. These are social problems not technological problems. Maybe if everyone stopped having a… Continue Reading “More Thoughts on Automation”

TFS 18 – Bernie is Russian Scum, Rise of the Eloi, and the Future of Work

  Topics in Order of Appearance (More or Less) Wired Magazine Sees Russians In Its Cornflakes My 2014 or so experience at a Navy Recruiting Office Garbage Language at Trendy Pseudowork Companies I Love This Molly Broad The Eloi are soCal and spreading The… Continue Reading “TFS 18 – Bernie is Russian Scum, Rise of the Eloi, and the Future of Work”

The Robots Are Here (Vlog)

Automation is a hot topic these days. There are lots of ramifications. Whether they be economic, social, or psychological the domain in which they lie is well suited to philosophical exploration. In this super breif video I go over some recent developments that depending… Continue Reading “The Robots Are Here (Vlog)”

The Future – The Seven Pillars of Dawn

In the future….   1) Number crunching and decision making will be done via algorithm. Algorithms don’t require bonuses. CEO’s will become Baristas. 2) The most hipstery Baristas will use the power of snark to become managers and tell the CEO to get the… Continue Reading “The Future – The Seven Pillars of Dawn”

Look Out Boss! It’s the Bots!

            The closing paragraphs of ‘The New Yorker article, ‘Machine Hands’ (John Seabrook), contain this little nugget: “It’s also possible that this second wave of A.I.-based mechanization will automate the farmer’s job long before it removes the need for… Continue Reading “Look Out Boss! It’s the Bots!”