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Reply #170 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 11:25pm
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 12th, 2019 at 12:02pm:
It occurred to me that socialism would be an ideal form of government for a society of robots!   Grin


Yes, and it should be called Regression Politics.  As intelligence standards drop from immigration preference for demographic replacement by third-world morons, it will soon be wrong to discuss low intelligence people as less valuable to civilization than smart people. It will be immoral and forbidden to speak negatively about the problems caused by dummies and the limits their low intelligence genetics impose forever on mankind. Preference for smart people will be deemed hateful and history will have to be rewritten to praise idiots and remove smart people as the cause of all great achievements.

Not only will it be considered normal to be stupid and obese, but also to possess poor character, to be lazy, and to be physically inactive.

By abandoning standards, we also abandon the foundations of civilization.  Worse than robots Chief.  Have you read Kurt Vonnegut?
  
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Reply #171 - Oct 12th, 2019 at 11:59pm
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yamcha wrote on Oct 12th, 2019 at 11:25pm:
SkyChief wrote on Oct 12th, 2019 at 12:02pm:
It occurred to me that socialism would be an ideal form of government for a society of robots!   Grin


Worse than robots Chief.  Have you read Kurt Vonnegut?
I read Slaughterhouse Five many, many years ago.

And when I said a society of robots, I meant literal electro-mechanical robots.
  

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Reply #172 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 7:07am
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SkyChief wrote on Oct 12th, 2019 at 11:59pm:
I read Slaughterhouse Five many, many years ago.

And when I said a society of robots, I meant literal electro-mechanical robots.
Robots are mostly non-sentient property. I think we are a long way from having a society of robots, but if enough robots ever become sentient beings, I don't see why they would be any less individually greedy for wealth and the power (or simply comfort and security) it can bring than are humans.

I don't have any reason to believe that sentient machines would be communists.
  

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Reply #173 - Oct 13th, 2019 at 11:24am
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Jeff wrote on Oct 13th, 2019 at 7:07am:
Robots are mostly non-sentient property. I think we are a long way from having a society of robots.

Exactly.   That's why I think socialism could work for them.  Why would a robot care if a core giga-data processor controlled everything for the robots.  The Core Processor even rations out power.

Jeff wrote on Oct 13th, 2019 at 7:07am:
I don't have any reason to believe that sentient machines would be communists.
I think communism could also work very well for a robotic society.

There would be a "collective" mentality, where each robot's entire purpose is to serve the collective.

Once a robot becomes unwilling or unable to serve the collective, it is disassembled, melted down into its basic elements, and re-manufactured and re-programmed into a fully functional robot to once again serve the collective. 
  

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Reply #174 - Nov 7th, 2019 at 7:42am
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A Venezuelan talks about what's happening in Venezuela:

https://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/2019-10/CatosLetter_Fall2019.pdf

Briefly:

"The Venezuelan criminal state has unleashed an unconventional conflict in coalition with terrorist groups such as the National Liberation Army, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Hezbollah, Hamas, drug cartels, and the Cuban tyranny."
  

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Reply #175 - Nov 12th, 2019 at 7:43am
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Venezuela continues on it's journey to become the first real socialist paradise:

https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2019/11/10/venezuela-socialist-hell-elec...
  

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