Will Robots make Social Security Obsolete?

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I just read an article over at TechCrunch about an upcoming “createathon”.  This event is going to be focusing on emerging issue in the future.  As robotics and automation decrease the demand both skilled and unskilled jobs, will the change in job demand mandate some type of minimum income standard?

It seems reasonable to assume this will be the case.  Workers are being replaced by robots, the population is increasing and technology is constantly improving efficiency.  While one might think the idea is odd at first, it takes only a few moments of thought to see this is going to become a real issue for society.  Certainly seems a more important thing to debate rather than speculation on the colonization of Mars.

Hanks and Wilson

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Cast Away (Photo credit: .noir photographer)

Lately I have had a good number of people trying to apologize to me. Now I could go into a big long blog about for what and why but I thought I might, instead, rant about what is sorry?

Now bear in mind that this is merely my opinion and, after all, I am but a raving mad lunatic who resembles Tom Hanks caring on a conversation with Wilson. Nonetheless, there is a certain amendment to my Country’s Constitution, which allows even Howard Stern to speak freely. Beside, Wilson has never owed me an apology. With that in mind, I shall continue. Continue reading “Hanks and Wilson”