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  • Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

    http://twistedsifter.com/videos/insi...lment-centers/

    This video is a new level of eye-opening for me. Wow. Amazon has 10 of these high-tech centers.

    I'm in IT. I know workflow automation and augmentation is everywhere in varied degrees. In many cases robotics greatly helps accuracy and speed, which is a benefit to customer and provider in lowering cost and increasing safety.

    It is also expensive to start up, which is why big business is often an early adopter and small businesses can't compete with the bottom line: price to the customer, and profit margin.

    It also impacts the job market, growing some areas and killing others, with far-reaching consequences difficult to ascertain without pausing for deep thought.

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    This is like my bread and butter right here.

    A lot of people are concerned with the fact that robots are going to take their job some day. That's probably a legitimate worry. And don't get me wrong, because society is completely depraved, robots are going to be abused and there are going to be a ton of problems.

    But, on the other hand, I think this stuff is pretty neat. I really enjoy the possibilities automation brings to the table. The company I work for right now is very interested in automating a number of manufacturing and assembly processes to streamline production. The technology is most definitely out there to do it, and some of it (if you know what you are looking for) actually isn't through the roof in expense.

    Someone posted this simulation of a traffic intersection with computers driving the cars on the Cry a while back. I think this would be pretty cool honestly, it would make my day easier anyway:

    http://vimeo.com/37751380 (Gave up on the Embed)

    thanks for sharing Barry
    Last edited by Travis; December 7, 2014, 08:18 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Travis View Post
      This is like my bread and butter right here.

      A lot of people are concerned with the fact that robots are going to take their job some day. That's probably a legitimate worry. And don't get me wrong, because society is completely depraved, robots are going to be abused and there are going to be a ton of problems.

      But, on the other hand, I think this stuff is pretty neat. I really enjoy the possibilities automation brings to the table. The company I work for right now is very interested in automating a number of manufacturing and assembly processes to streamline production. The technology is most definitely out there to do it, and some of it (if you know what you are looking for) actually isn't through the roof in expense.

      Someone posted this simulation of a traffic intersection with computers driving the cars on the Cry a while back. I think this would be pretty cool honestly, it would make my day easier anyway:



      thanks for sharing Barry
      Ha, that sim is very cool. I saw it a few years ago and lost it. Thanks for finding it again, Travis. =)

      (Not sure why it wouldn't embed in my browser. Here is the link if anyone has trouble with it: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=37751380.)

      Robotics is like any technology, it can heal or wound. In hospitals the lives saved by automation are measurable--e.g. accurately dispensing potentially harmful medications on schedule--and each life is significant; and it is not reasonable to expect that humans can replace the robot while keeping an equivalent track record.

      Some medical treatments would be impossible without robots, such as radiation therapy for cancer, MRIs, and microsurgery.

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      • #4
        Elon Musk and Stephan Hawking warns about smart machines

        Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and fearing the machine

        When the man at the forefront of some of the most cutting-edge enterprises in the world warns you about, well, some potentially disastrous technological dangers, you should probably listen, right?

        So pay attention to a warning from Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, Paypal and SpaceX. During an interview on CNBC this past week he warned about artificial intelligence—you know, computers thinking for themselves.

        "I think there's things that are potentially dangerous out there. ...There's been movies about this, like 'Terminator,'" he said on CNBC's "Closing Bell". "There's some scary outcomes and we should try to make sure the outcomes are good, not bad."



        <p>Elon Musk: A 'potentially dangerous outcome' with AI</p> <p>Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk discusses his rare investments in artificial intelligence companies. He tells CNBC he wants to keep his eye on the fledgling industry, and whether it leads to a dire outcome.</p>


        It's kind of an ironic comment from him, since he just invested in an artificial intelligence company, Vicarious, a start-up that is working on enabling machines to mimic the human brain.


        Read More› Will AI become a major Wall Street power broker?

        "It's not from the standpoint of actually trying to make any investment return," he explained. "It's purely I would just like to keep an eye on what's going on with artificial intelligence."

        Musk's warning is almost identical to that of another really, really smart guy—renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

        "Success in creating A.I. would be the biggest event in human history," Hawking wrote in a co-authored column in early May. "Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks."




        He reiterated the warning recently in a pretty hysterical bit with comedian John Oliver on his new HBO show, "Last Week Tonight." Hawking pointed out that artificial intelligence could design improvements to itself and outsmart humans.


        "I know you're trying to get people to be cautious there but why should I not be excited about fighting a robot?" asked Oliver.

        "You would lose," said Hawking.


        http://www.cnbc.com/id/101774267

        Note from Lou - Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

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        • #5
          I'm in IT
          :sorry:


          I've been seriously considering the idea that we are attempting to build our own god(s).
          You know not what you do because you know not who He is.
          - Paul Washer
          Satan is the angel of knowledge and he does not waste his time on anything for no reason.
          - Lou Newton

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jules View Post
            :sorry:


            I've been seriously considering the idea that we are attempting to build our own god(s).
            I agree with you Julie. Instead of a tower of mud bricks, men are building a tower with computer chips that they want to replace God with.

            I am not saying this is true of everyone using a computer, I write this on one. But I do speak of those who look to the computer as the answer to our problems.

            The computer will not make man's problems less. But man's problems will become even greater as he looks to his inventions as an answer instead of looking to The Lord Jesus who created everything that exists. The same Lord who created man.

            Lou Newton

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Lou Newton View Post
              I agree with you Julie. Instead of a tower of mud bricks, men are building a tower with computer chips that they want to replace God with.

              I am not saying this is true of everyone using a computer, I write this on one. But I do speak of those who look to the computer as the answer to our problems.

              The computer will not make man's problems less. But man's problems will become even greater as he looks to his inventions as an answer instead of looking to The Lord Jesus who created everything that exists. The same Lord who created man.

              Lou Newton
              Hi Julie,
              Men are always erecting some form of a god to exalt. If it isn't one thing it's the other. I agree with you and Lou. Blessings. ..... Steve

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jules View Post
                :sorry:


                I've been seriously considering the idea that we are attempting to build our own god(s).
                Thank you for your comment, Julie. I have thought about this quite a bit.

                They are indeed building gods. And seeking power and immortality and sovereignty apart from Jesus: their own godhood. In order to achieve their goal they must marshal the full resources of the earth. Then they can (attempt to) build their stairway to heaven.

                Science and the occult used to be fused, owned by a covetous elite priesthood. About the time of Francis Bacon and his credited Scientific Method, science and the occult split into separate disciplines. Today, after gaining tremendous advances on their own, we are seeing them merge. When science and the occult soon completely unite, what can we expect of it? Nothing good, that's for certain.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Baruch View Post
                  Thank you for your comment, Julie. I have thought about this quite a bit.

                  They are indeed building gods. And seeking power and immortality and sovereignty apart from Jesus: their own godhood. In order to achieve their goal they must marshal the full resources of the earth. Then they can (attempt to) build their stairway to heaven.

                  Science and the occult used to be fused, owned by a covetous elite priesthood. About the time of Francis Bacon and his credited Scientific Method, science and the occult split into separate disciplines. Today, after gaining tremendous advances on their own, we are seeing them merge. When science and the occult soon completely unite, what can we expect of it? Nothing good, that's for certain.
                  I think what we can expect is spelled out pretty well in Genesis 3:4:

                  4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
                  Satan promised an eternal life without God. And I believe this may be the delusion all unsaved shall be blinded by in the last days. Some how, some way, man will attempt to become "immortal" with or in his machines. Personally, I could not even imagine eternal life without God...sounds like HELL to me!
                  You know not what you do because you know not who He is.
                  - Paul Washer
                  Satan is the angel of knowledge and he does not waste his time on anything for no reason.
                  - Lou Newton

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jules View Post
                    I think what we can expect is spelled out pretty well in Genesis 3:4:



                    Satan promised an eternal life without God. And I believe this may be the delusion all unsaved shall be blinded by in the last days. Some how, some way, man will attempt to become "immortal" with or in his machines. Personally, I could not even imagine eternal life without God...sounds like HELL to me!
                    It might be ETERNAL, but it would not be life. Right, Julie, eternal hell.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Jules View Post
                      I think what we can expect is spelled out pretty well in Genesis 3:4:

                      4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
                      Satan promised an eternal life without God. And I believe this may be the delusion all unsaved shall be blinded by in the last days. Some how, some way, man will attempt to become "immortal" with or in his machines. Personally, I could not even imagine eternal life without God...sounds like HELL to me!
                      Yes. Intimately knowing good and evil, with a religion of lawlessness, and no rest for the weary, even in death. A place of no mercy.

                      We love the utopian fantasies, with peace and prosperity for all in a cornucopian society where no one ever has a downer of a thought or a hangnail. But I don't believe for one second the technocratic elite intend to share utopia with the unwashed masses. I also don't believe their intent amounts to much, because the Lord will have them in derision.

                      God in His infinite wisdom set a timer. I thank Him often for being who He is. I cannot imagine the horror of a creator having other attributes, and we are so blessed that He is who He is.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Baruch View Post
                        Yes. Intimately knowing good and evil, with a religion of lawlessness, and no rest for the weary, even in death. A place of no mercy.

                        We love the utopian fantasies, with peace and prosperity for all in a cornucopian society where no one ever has a downer of a thought or a hangnail. But I don't believe for one second the technocratic elite intend to share utopia with the unwashed masses. I also don't believe their intent amounts to much, because the Lord will have them in derision.

                        God in His infinite wisdom set a timer. I thank Him often for being who He is. I cannot imagine the horror of a creator having other attributes, and we are so blessed that He is who He is.
                        Amen. Imagine if Satan was the all powerful one. We would already be in hell itself.

                        We are so blessed that the same one who created everything that exists and is all powerful, is the same one who laid His life down for us.

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