« on: October 18, 2007, 08:08:20 PM »
Okay, I'll jump in to try and help you understand this from a different perspective.
The argument is basically saying that "Look, there's an illusion with this whole Robot-building stuff. Because, those who create Robots think that they will be doing us a great favor by reducing "hazardous and demeaning work." But they fail the recognize that the Robots, themselves, will need to be worked on. And that's "demeaning." Therefore, they're just simply replacing where we do the "demeaning" work."
Well, the flaw in this guy's argument is that yeah, we may have to fix the robots, and yes, it may be "demeaning," however, the created Robots may significantly lower the other demeaning jobs in the world, and the only demeaning jobs left are the ones where we maintain the Robots.
I'm sorry if that wasn't a clear explanation. But he's basically overlooking the possibility that the Robots can have a significant impact in reducing the "hazardous and demeaning work" even though they may cause a little work themselves.
Let me know if that helps..