• swift_4

    Robots taking over most jobs, or even all jobs, is not a problem. The problem is we’ve been trained to think that our job is our existence and that people who don’t have a job are worthless. We should be striving for the day when none of us has to do work we don’t want to do.

    In the meantime, stop hitting robots with sticks! Those videos might be seen by our robot overlords one day.

  • Scopedog

    There’s no doubt in my mind that robots really will take everyone’s jobs after a few more generations of advancement.

    …And somehow they’ll blame Obama for this.

    Of course, until a robot learns how to draw or compose an original piece of music, I think we’ll be just fine.

  • Nefercat

    I thought it was creepy until the guy with the hockey stick started being mean* to it. Poor thing just wanted to pick up the box as it had no doubt been ordered to do. And such a smart little fella. Knew to lift with its knees, not its back.

    *Yeah, yeah, I know that was just a technician testing the machine they built.

    • JMAshby

      Creating a robot that looks and moves vaguely human triggers certain emotional responses. We, or at least I, wouldn’t feel the same way if it was a giant robot spider. As robots become more intelligent and more life-like, there will be countless ethical questions to answer.

      • Nefercat

        Very true. If it were a giant robot spider, I would be rooting for hockey stick man to whack its legs off. But if it were a little cute robot spider, I would feel bad for it.

    • Draxiar

      Yeah…I felt bad for it too. And then it got pushed over…and I was all like “Asshole! Stop picking on him!”

  • muselet

    Damn, that is seriously impressive.

    And yeah, okay, a little bit creepy.

    –alopecia

    • Scopedog

      Yeah…I hope someone’s ready to program the Three Laws….

  • Georgie

    Nope.