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Old 05-01-2014, 02:34 PM
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didn't we have one of these threads not to long ago?
yup.

If i wanted to get into this computer field what type of degree would I need?
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When robots will be doing most of today's "human" jobs, it will just mean that anytime a human actually raises a finger to do work, it will generate 10000?x more money. In fact, when ALL human jobs are taken by robots, 100000000???x more money will be generated while we do NO work. It's not necessarily a bad world to live in, it's just a question of who all this money will go to. If governments do their jobs right, it will mean that we'll all be chilling on the beach or partying or racing cars or whatever the hell we like, while the robots pay for it. I, for one, welcome such a future.
Sounds naively awesome! How old are you?
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When robots will be doing most of today's "human" jobs, it will just mean that anytime a human actually raises a finger to do work, it will generate 10000?x more money. In fact, when ALL human jobs are taken by robots, 100000000???x more money will be generated while we do NO work. It's not necessarily a bad world to live in, it's just a question of who all this money will go to. If governments do their jobs right, it will mean that we'll all be chilling on the beach or partying or racing cars or whatever the hell we like, while the robots pay for it. I, for one, welcome such a future.
Please make this happen within a year or 2
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lol @ 9/10 people saying "No. nevarrr" Terminator Real life here we come


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Originally Posted by kidcool1977 View Post
yup.

If i wanted to get into this computer field what type of degree would I need?

If I had the knowledge I do now and was starting from scratch, I'd start with tech degree in electronics. After that, if you wish to continue, most of it would transfer into an engineering program if you wanted.

If you prefer networking you can go the IT route too.
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I think that within our lifetimes, we'll see that there are only enough jobs out there for 5-10% of the population. ****, right now we have 3x more unemployed people than there are job listings. There's simply no stopping it. It will be pretty interesting to see what happens when there's no work for 95% of the population. Sure doesn't sound very safe...
The transition will be tough for the current and next 1-2 generations, however the sooner the developed world can shift their work force to compsci, programming, engineering, and get away from antiquated skills and industries, the better the overall economy will be. We as a people need to embrace technology and use it to our advantage rather than try to keep dying industries on life support.

The employment requirements will shift and the education industry will have to follow (or lead) if they want any "customers."
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I think Materials Science and Chemical Engineering will be better off going forward more so than just tech guys. Robots require far more than just programming to keep advancing.
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Negative.
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Doubt it. Computers could certainly properly determine whether an ID was real or not, but I feel they'd struggle to determine if the possessor of the ID was the same person on the ID. Unless we started instituting Iris scans, or something, and having an RFID chip in the ID store that information.
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Robots require far more than just programming to keep advancing.
I agree and you make a good point.
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Our machine overlords will need someone watching the back door, so I'm good
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Yes and no. We are already trying to implement more automation with our metrology. However, between people like myself which execute it and the automation department programming it I'm fairly safe.

The analysis has to be manipulated to the parameters set by design to achieve the end product. Many times the automated optimizations require being altered manually by yours truly. Thus I am smarter than the computer
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If i wanted to get into this computer field what type of degree would I need?
Go the Information Security route like myself, apply yourself, and you'll have a job forever.
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will do, may have to change my major after this semester (don't want to).
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Robots 'invade' Starwood Hotels

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Forget your toothpaste? Need more towels? How about a late-night chocolate bar? All guests of the hotel have to do is call the front desk, where staff will load up the Botlr with requested items, punch in the guest's room number and send it off to make the delivery, navigating hallways and even call for the elevator using Wi-Fi.
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Any robot can travel from A to B and drop off stuff.

Robotic surgeons are much more interesting.

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Old 08-12-2014, 02:14 PM
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Nope! Handmade is always more desirable. The work I do wouldn't be cost effective to automate either.
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Old 08-12-2014, 03:08 PM
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Are those robots operating on a whale?
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These likely wont need lunches or breaks. Probably can work 24 hours a day.

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Yes and no.

We have robots that weld, bend parts, machine parts. Somebody still has to setup and breakdown fixtures and put parts into the robot to weld and also program them.

What they can't do (yet) is account for tolerances and actually putting items onto other items and weld them together, straighten parts post weld to within tolerance, fix bad parts to make good parts, account for errors from other departments, or read prints and inspect parts.
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These likely wont need lunches or breaks. Probably can work 24 hours a day.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvpma4lD...d=8dmfo83q0pdf
Yeah man, Amazon keeps putting more robots into their warehouses and people still think order selection is a good job they can't see their nose in front of their face.
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So, what will the un educated worker do, whose only skill is to be a laborer/warehouse grunt? Btw, there's also forklift robots.

I wouldn't fixing these machines when they need maintenance. Yet, I am not in the mood for more schooling.
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So, what will the un educated worker do, whose only skill is to be a laborer/warehouse grunt? Btw, there's also forklift robots.

I wouldn't fixing these machines when they need maintenance. Yet, I am not in the mood for more schooling.
They cost the companies way too much money. They call in sick because they are bored and don't want to work. They ask/demand better pay for no skill. Robots become cheaper, so those workers get replaced.

The smart ones realize it's a dead end job and gain some sort of skill that makes them valuable to the company, or just move onto the next company that still employs unskilled labor.
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They cost the companies way too much money. They call in sick because they are bored and don't want to work. They ask/demand better pay for no skill. Robots become cheaper, so those workers get replaced.

The smart ones realize it's a dead end job and gain some sort of skill that makes them valuable to the company, or just move onto the next company that still employs unskilled labor.
Actually most companies use temp services to get workers in the door, but I can't comment on if it's a deficit to the company. I'd guess it's cheaper in the long run (no insurance, and other benefits).

going to be interesting outcome in the coming years. AOC campaigning for a living wage for the people, she's in for a rude awakening. I think the masses are still in the dark when it comes to AI, and automation.

I think the best approach is to utilize the tech, and make the workers job easier. Another problem with that is cheaper pay. In summary, the rich get richer and poor are poorer,
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Grow or die. If you ain't growing yourself, you're leaving yourself behind.
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