Saturday, November 5, 2016

No, Elon Musk, the bots see humans as quite useful

CNBC: Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have less work to do and ultimately will be sustained by payments from the government, predicts Elon Musk, the iconic Silicon Valley futurist who is the founder and CEO of SolarCityTesla, and SpaceX.
According to Musk, there really won't be any other options."There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation," says Musk to CNBC. "Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen."
Sorry, you got it backwards.  The bots will not replace us; it is cheaper for us to collect their data them for them to build artificial data collectors.   We will be as busy as we are able to find new stuff to tell the bots about.

What Elon is really talking about is a deal.  He gets to be permanent big shot and we get a basic income.  Sort of like the California legislature designating Musk to be the official manufacturer of all delusions environmental.

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