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Spend ten to fifteen hours weekly on your own time learning new skills. In most companies, pay for it yourself. Plus company will have only 30% of the workforce in a decade. Sounds peachy.

Financial and time commitments to remain viable is scary, especially coming off another eighty hour week with expectations to meet a Sunday deadline for anther project (Europe timezone for an East coast me). I'm starting an online course in May and another in June, but it seems like so much.

That's the pressure on the middle class. Adapt or become irrelevant.
Randall Stephenson, the chief, sees a need to retrain his 280,000 employees — like his older brother, who fixes the lines — to compete with the likes of Google.
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A deeper take on the incident with Russia. Very routine in cold war days, including with ships and submarines acting fairly aggressive. Because of expansionist activities by Russia in Eastern Europe and China in the South China Sea and Sea of Japan, NATO is having more exercises in the Baltic and Black Sea and US and Asian allies are showing the flag.
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It was just so common an activity back in the 80's, while dangerous, it was routine. This is really the first time since the end of the cold war that NATO has operated aggressively in the Baltic and Black Seas. 
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This is a nice innovation that will allow analog strength like hydraulics to have accuracy.
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83% of jobs that pay $20 an hour or less, and 30% of jobs that pay $40 an hour gone by 2050. A call for a universal basic income. Everyone gets it just like Social Security.

I think this is something both US parties cab get behind. Start with a graduated plan that still makes sure work pays (robots still can't do most things), eliminate and replace most safety net services that control people's lives with a guaranteed basic income. That will keep it from breaking the bank until most tax receipts come from machines.
A concept called universal basic income is gaining traction as a way to help people deal with machines taking over the job market
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I have a ton of questions about the viability of the project, but the design is cool. 
Sleep deprivation means homeless individuals are often left in a haze of fatigue, confusion, depression and illness.
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I'm on a much smaller scale, but since I put my panels in, my bill has been reduced by 2/3. Not in a straight line. I generate more than I need during the day, and offset some of the power I use at night, but the power company has to be able to cover my evening use and gap cloudy days. Be great if there was a way to store energy during sunny days and use it when dark. Maybe generate hydrogen to burn latter, or have natural gas generators that are cost effective running at night only. The problem of squeezed profits at utilities will lead eventually to an end of subsidies and a less generous grid return policy.
The rapid growth of wind and solar power in the states is wreaking havoc with energy prices.
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+Bryan Jon Smith thanks, I forgot about pumping water uphill. I was thinking small scale fish farming, need to add a water tower to the project.
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It is fun to speculate.  There are some ideas here, ranging from a return to communism (works because robots do the work) to basic global income (a better replacement for the welfare state than capitalism).  I'd argue for the resurgence of capitalism.  A robotic and AI revolution, like the internet, computing, etc., are productivity enhancers.  If productivity approaches infinity while cost of living approaches zero then we have the opportunity for pure capitalism because there won't be any losers.  I just love the fact that I'll be part of two society changing events in my lifetime. 
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I wonder as we age in the West if robotics and AI will replace the need for young people.

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The greying of many developed societies is almost irreversible, which means it could permanently drag down productivity.
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Well thought out response to odd behavior on college campuses today.
Increasingly on US and UK campuses young people are demanding a censorship that shuts down argument in a dangerous way
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Primary reason sperm whales were hunted? Spermaceti makes a brighter and longer burning candle.
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What is seldom noticed from these pictures is the "dazzle" isn't just tones of grey. These patterns came in extremely bright and contrasting colors not often associated with the sea. Reds, blues and yellows. Today it wouldn't work because many missiles play off contrast in some targeting systems.
In order to stop the carnage wrought by German U-Boats, the Allied powers went way outside the box
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One of the unintended consequences of AI, especially one that relies on data sets, is it is a victim of its culture. Very much like real humans. In fact this article created a bias by only searching in English. While this isn't a true AI, and is basically just reflective of society's view of the issue, within the creation of the data.
Search term brings back mainly results of black women, which some say is evidence of bias. But algorithms may just be reflecting the wider social landscape
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Most data sets aren't as big as Google's images. It really isn't surprising when cultural bias shows up in results. I suspect that it really isn't just about race or gender. We tend to create monoculture within our groupings and don't recognize the bias that creates. AI exposes that by reflecting an unfiltered view of the data we create.
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