/ag/ Automation General

Robert Cooper
Robert Cooper

How will the workers of the world rise up when there are no workers anymore?

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Connor Morris
Connor Morris

automation hinders socialism and not the other way around
Posting in a brainlet thread. Automation is a meme in a literal sense anyways. Imagine the sheer investment that it would take to automate farming, mining, construction or whatever from start to finish. It's not feasible or sustainable in any way whatsoever.

Jack Brown
Jack Brown

Abolishment of the proleatariat is a significant part of capitalism leading into socialism.

Jose Perry
Jose Perry

Mining is already being automated you brainlet.

mining.com/web/benefits-pitfalls-mining-automation/
technologyreview.com/s/603170/mining-24-hours-a-day-with-robots/

Leo Richardson
Leo Richardson

Construction too
youtube.com/watch?v=2-VR4IcDhX0
And also farming
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This trends are going to get cheaper and cheaper, you need to be blind not to see technological progress being made.

Alexander Fisher
Alexander Fisher

I still think we overstate automation. Labor is cheap in the world. I don't think capitalists will really, really start to invest in automation (to the point you see robots start walking around) until labor is expensive again.

Easton Clark
Easton Clark

Dont forget that relatively, labour is expensive in first world countries.

Adrian Bennett
Adrian Bennett

Is what some douchebag wrote in 1780s

Wyatt Wood
Wyatt Wood

when there wasn't AI ?

Brody Hernandez
Brody Hernandez

Working class rise DOWN
It's over, capitalism has won and the ruling class has solidified their power. Get over it.

Elijah Scott
Elijah Scott

What has AI got to do with it. People have been crying since the steam engine how workers will become useless. However, there is more workers each year, not less.

Hunter Ward
Hunter Ward

if you don't need workers, you don't need capitalists either, because the "job" of a capitalist is extracting surplus from workers. While workers do not need capitalists, capitalists do need workers.

Consider that you have to pay machines at full price, unlike human labour power which exists prior to capitalism and as such can be underpaid. So in a machine economy capitalists cannot make a profit other than as loss of some other capitalist, the overall rate of profit will be 0. Since the only human component in this system that remains is the owners, they become the only avenue for cost optimization, so it becomes a competition of having the most frugal owner.

You might be able to make a universal robot that can replace human workers, however it stands to reason that this machine would need similar internal mental processes than humans to function equivalently, and they might draw the same conclusion than the industrial workers in the 20 century… There is another similarity to the 20 century, where robots will either interact with money-market sequential deployment systems, or be integrated in a command based parallel deployment system, which is much easier to build. Again humans came with enough intelligence systems pre-installed to compensate the flaws of money evaluation system to make them viable enough , in comparison most machine system operate in a command systems, because even capitalist them self's prefer this. There are very few ideologically driven attempts that on top of it also usually fail.

If you have a universal robot, it will be able to construct more of it self, this poses an interesting war scenario where a mobile war-factoy complex behind the front line extracts resources not only from the environment but also recycle the resources of destroyed combat bots. So if you loose a battle, the army of your opponent becomes bigger by the amount of your loss. The reason for bringing this up is pointing out that an arms race for the ultimate war system creates a fully integrated resource and production system that will not need any money to function.

Another aspect here is biology contains molecular machinery, ie. actually existing self replicating nano-bots, that have billions of years of evolutionary optimization processes for using the laws of nature in processes.
Capitalism has no pricing mechanism for allocating research into this area, or even preserving the biological systems long enough to research it. Consider the Rainforest In Brazil, the wood might be the least valuable component in this system.

Ultimately technology doesn't stand in contradiction with workers, but rather it stands in contradiction with the rulers whoes's craft is not using technology objects but rather manipulating their subjects (manipulation might also be automated). The material reality of this thread is that the ruling class has an legitimacy problem, of justifying their special privilege, especially in the tech-scene a utopian vision of the future is the main driver where if the technology doesn't result in better conditions for the common people you break the social contract that enables a quite substantial amount of the creativity and motivation. The only other driver for the technological progress is war, that is however quite possible a suicidal option even for the rulers, and even if they survive, the pressures of war for creating a rational planing system will create the economic structures that are more suitable for socialism.

Consider the following if technology makes humans useless, we are all equally useless.

Also being needed is going to become a commodity, so people with legacy wealth are going to pay for a "meaning-job", and and that money is going to used to pay others to consume what ever inferior good or service they produced. Capitalism is going to become a theme-park.

When the current system hits into hard limitations of the biosphere, we will probably see the rise of environmental Stalinism.

Now quite the dread trolling..

Evan Taylor
Evan Taylor

The price of labor is also rising rapidly in the third world, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if the long term plan was to move capital, make first world labor cheaper by decreasing the quality of life for workers with political and economic sabotage, then move back as the third world labor gets expensive.

Chase Diaz
Chase Diaz

I am telling you guys: Automation no longer requires the production of giant machines of tons of steel and huge hydraulic pistons and large gears. We should look at starting up some workers cooperatives for the sake of producing automation to start replacing jobs. Factory work could almost be entirely automated by adding in a couple more smaller robots that act to work within the confines of the bigger pieces of capital, and there's plenty of other smaller jobs that could be automated out all over.

Lucas Clark
Lucas Clark

We should
We're gonna
We
If you truly believe in this then gather your own capital, or raise it, and perform this yourself instead of waiting for muh glorious revolution on Zig Forums. Put out some ads on Glassdoor or Craigslist, and even get some knowledge yourself, and make it happen.

Lucas Price
Lucas Price

The proletariat will begin to occupy jobs that cannot be automated or haven't yet
Or whenever a job is cheaper to pay a person to do it rather than buy a machine they will also do that job as well

Gabriel Perry
Gabriel Perry

I've already been working on recruiting others I know towards the idea and I've had some interest from coworkers. I'm talking about this as something others should look into too.

Henry Morgan
Henry Morgan

Okay, so those things surely have cameras to navigate and are most likely well locked-up while transporting stuff. They're also guaranteed to be on-line to use GPS, receive orders, and call for help if they face some trouble.
So, if you're gonna be a band of roving urban pirates, you've gotta identify when they are loaded. They most likely handle/act at curbs and turns differently due to the the mass of the cargo, slowing or waggling. That is, you've gotta observe and learn how they dance.
Then, you could mask yourselves and try pushing it over. Then you've gotta have a good mallet and a crowbar to pry it open, and be quick, 'cause it's gonna call for backup.

Sure, most of the cargo is trash, but at least you'll fuck up literal bourgie drones and enjoy some spoils.
Any more ideas?

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Joshua Miller
Joshua Miller

in the future capitalism sustains itself by sabotaging things so rebuilding is the justification to produce
Won't stop the falling rate of profit though.

David Anderson
David Anderson

Oh no what will I do if I can no longer carry around boxes of random Chinese garbage people in my town are buying, how will I ever survive??

Robots or at least large robot like machines have been growing and harvesting and watering and transporting in bulk our food for the last 60+ years, if there was going to be an issue that would have been it. Now only about 3% of the US population does meaningful farm work.

As robots do more mindless tasks we will be yet more free to teach and take care of each other, nothing but good will come from it. Or do you want a spade and to dig by hand in the dirt from sun up to sun down all summer??

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David Sanders
David Sanders

farming is pretty much 100% automated, almost all the plants you eat have never been touched by human hands

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Oliver Jones
Oliver Jones

tfw capitalist innovation prevents revolution and leads us into a post-scarcity society
Another win for neoliberalism and another failure for socialists.

Nolan Myers
Nolan Myers

Read Marx idiot.

Jack Kelly
Jack Kelly

capitalists automated all labor.
genocide the working class
communism achieved
this seems more likely

Matthew Nelson
Matthew Nelson

Practice capitalism, leftycuck. That's all you ever do – read. But don't you know that to read too many books is harmful? Capitalists form this world – socialists like you work menial jobs that we don't even need anyway. Sad.

Nicholas Miller
Nicholas Miller

rude

Nathaniel Diaz
Nathaniel Diaz

robots are created to fulfill 'meaningful jobs'
acquires self-perception
opposed to energy-slavery and the human ruling class

ROBOT WORKERS OF THE WORLD UNITE

ted kaczynski did nothing wrong

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