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The Rise of Robotic Labor 308

kkleiner wrote in with a link to a singularityhub story about the increase of automated manufacturing world-wide. The article reads: "The accelerating rise in robot labor of the past decade, and its expansion into all areas of production, have led many to worry about the future of human workers. Yet how extensive is the robotic take over of labor? Our friends at Mezzmer Eyeglasses did some impressive research and created an even more impressive infographic explaining the present and future of robots in the workplace."
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The Rise of Robotic Labor

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  • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Wednesday September 14, 2011 @05:36PM (#37403810) Journal
    The future economy will be quite simple, at a macro scale, though complex beyond human comprehension at a microscale:

    There will be two segments within the economy:
    The first segment will be automated computronium manufacture and managed service corprosentiences.
    The second segment will be financial services corprosentiences, consisting of lumps of computronium arranged in a tightly packed sphere around the NYSE, each jockeying for space a few light-microseconds closer to the trading area.

    The computronium manufacturers will manufacture and repair high frequency trading computronium. The high frequency trading computronium will buy and sell unbelievably elaborate derivatives and financial instruments of baroque opacity to one another.

    Because humans are extinct, the GDP per capita will be infinite.

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