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2012-05-15 Science & Technology
Canon Seeks Full Automation in Camera Production
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Posted by Fred 2012-05-15 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [433 views ]  Top

#1 As long as the Canon Hackers Software Development Kit still works with the new cameras ... I don't have a pro or con position.
Posted by Water Modem 2012-05-15 01:41||   2012-05-15 01:41|| Front Page Top

#2 human beings can be transferred to do new kinds of work,"

I've plenty of training in economics so I have heard all the "answers" to this question but I have to ask again....."What KINDS of work?"

The ever growing reliance on automation pretty much precludes the movement of workers to other "construction" work.

How many programmers do you need?
How many people that build cameras, cars, etc. could actually do a good job at brain work?

The things that are left that can't (yet) be easily automated are the jobs that don't pay well at all. The ones that do pay well are not needed in large numbers. That's the whole point of increasing productivity.

So where will all the workers transfer?
Posted by AlanC 2012-05-15 10:58||   2012-05-15 10:58|| Front Page Top

#3 So where will all the workers transfer?
Why to welfare of course.
Posted by rwv 2012-05-15 15:14||   2012-05-15 15:14|| Front Page Top

#4 For a while. They can go off and learn more useful stuff. There will come a point when the government will have to provide an education.
Posted by gorb 2012-05-15 15:43||   2012-05-15 15:43|| Front Page Top

#5 gorb, as I said I am fairly well versed in economics (poli sci major, eco/math minor ... now stop laughing, I was young and naive)

The question still remains government will have to provide an education education in what? How many current new grads are at best under employed because there are not enough jobs in their fields even for the engineers no less the physicists?
Posted by AlanC 2012-05-15 19:48||   2012-05-15 19:48|| Front Page Top

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