Dr Nuke, since she completely obliterates him.
How did the vitamins work for you?
Plus: it's also nice to not automate as much as possible, because we can and because things may go faster.80% of the job types, or 80% of the work force?
Because I'm quite certain far more than 20% of the work force will still be doing things in 14 years that we do today.
- Automation of many of today's jobs is already underway, but in most of the world it will take more time before the majority can afford those solutions. I can't imagine agricultural workers all over the world being replaced by machines as long as the machines are expensive and the workforce is cheap.
- Some job types simply can't be replaced by machines. Teaching? Good luck creating a robot that both has actual teaching skills and the people skills needed in order to handle a group of 30 children with different personalities.
- Construction workers: A lot of potential for automation has already been exploited as the manufacturing of materials is highly automated already, and construction workers have a lot of powerful tools. Again, I believe developing - and purchasing - machines that can replace the remaining workers, will be more expensive than keeping the workers. At least when we're talking about a time frame as short as less than 15 years.
Yup, before I moived from the U.S, Wal-Mart and other supermarket stores had self-check out stations. They had scaled down from 25 cashiers to 20 cashiers and 5 self-check-outs. I'm sure they're more at this point. Mexico finally caught up this year. Again, Wal-Mart leads the charge. HALF the cash registers are self-check out and they are supervised by ONE human being.Automation is already underway for some decades for some jobs.
Example of a supermarket is a good one. We're now in the times when cashiers are going out and machines are taking over. But that's only on the surface, what's been happening for decades is that point of sale human force is being downscaled as technology moves on. First came the mechanical cash machines, then computerized ones, followed by bar codes and stuff like that. With each iteration, less and less people are needed for the volume of customers in shop as human is not doing the brunt of work any more, they're merely aiding and supervising the machine process. The cashier today takes customers items, moves them onto the scanner and keeps track what the computer system is doing by following the screen. He's not there only to provide human contact, he's there also as an admin of the said process if it gets stuck, by a dirty barcode, or any kind of error. Full-on auto shops are out of the question because of "unknown item in the bagging area", the machine process will never be perfect and you'll always need hands on.
Yes. I am constantly fighting this inner bias. I look at some one and think, "They look like an asshole.... I don't like them." Then I have to think, just because the LOOK like one doesn't mean they ARE one. Then I just think to myself, "fucking asshole, sorry last one," and walk away lolYou ever feel pissed off at someone you don’t really have business with, but they just seem kind of douchey and that pisses you off?
I seriously hate it when people do that. Even more so when their explanation is clearly a lie or a the kind of platitude that gets said in business meetingsDon't you just love it when you make plans to hang out with someone and that someone not only doesn't show up but doesn't even call you until like 3 hours later and the reason for bailing is "lost track of time" and you waited like an idiot thinking there was a valid reason and now it's too late to make any other plans and either way now you don't feel like making any other plans because everyone is just gonna fucking bail or have better things to do and you just wanted to hang out with this one person anyway and now your entire weekend is ruined and you don't have appetite to make dinner, will to drink or play games or watch TV or go outside for a walk but you're also not tired enough to go to bed?
Is that very bad too?There's always Oracle payment systems....
It's frustrating but if they come up with a pathetic excuse at least there's the possiblilty that they might be embarassed, realising they screwed up. I think bailing five minutes beforehand would be potentially worse, because it suggests planning (unless there is a genuine reason of course) and they've still left it too late for you to make any other plans and they must know that.Don't you just love it when you make plans to hang out with someone and that someone not only doesn't show up but doesn't even call you until like 3 hours later and the reason for bailing is "lost track of time" and you waited like an idiot thinking there was a valid reason and now it's too late to make any other plans and either way now you don't feel like making any other plans because everyone is just gonna fucking bail or have better things to do and you just wanted to hang out with this one person anyway and now your entire weekend is ruined and you don't have appetite to make dinner, will to drink or play games or watch TV or go outside for a walk but you're also not tired enough to go to bed?
Yup, me in a nutshell hahaha. I started bringing a a book to read while I waited and a friend of mine tried giving me a hard time, "You brought a BOOK to a bar?" "Well, if you guys showed up on time I wouldn't need it, now would I?"A group of friends I don't see anymore and I would go to the bar every so often, usually it would be planned like be there for 8, with some people coming later due to obligations. I once showed up a 7:45, and sat alone till 8:30 when people started to trickle in. This happened a few times so I started telling them a start time that I would just be getting off work at which would make me 15 minutes late. So of course this was the time when they all showed up on time and I was given a hard time the entire evening for being late...