Are robots going to increase or decrease our quality of life

July 5, 2019, 9:14 am

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The debate "Are robots going to increase or decrease our quality of life" was started by MADHURA on July 5, 2019, 9:14 am. 23 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 16 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

sk25 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.

MADHURA, Deat, sk25, YonkiMonoso, romeroa251, Kiowa and 17 visitors agree.
pankaj1407singh, tyler0300 and 14 visitors disagree.

I feel that robots will surely increase the quality of our lives. Technology doesn't make our lives intriguing (as felt by the narrow minded) rather it makes our lives more simple and comfortable. We would get more time from our hectic schedules to spend quality time with ourselves thereby providing us the real happiness to lead a quality life.

1 year, 2 months ago

Agreed. If people tear down capitalism then automation could lead to great things. But in a capitalist system, automation means cost cutting and higher profits. Corporations are not going to share those profits voluntarily. It will likely lead to violent upheaval before the matter is settled.

I'd say the more likely outcome is that corporations continue to gain power until they are running things. I mean, in 2017 if Amazon were a country, they would have been the 55th richest country in the world. If that trend of profitability and corporate mergers continues, how long until they seize even more power than they already have?

1 year, 2 months ago

it depends on who owns the robots and how they are used.

if robots replace all work, leaving majority of people with no income, and the productivity of the robots is not shared. most people will be completely discarded and it will be worse then feudalism.

on the other hand it could be the start of communist utopia where money loses all value and productivity is on autopilot

1 year, 2 months ago

Most of the time people are afraid of change, technological or otherwise. Socrates (I always get Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato mixed up, but it was one of them lol) was afraid that writing things down would be a legitimate detriment to the humans ability of memory and he was avidly against it. But, obviously, ever ghb thing worked out okay.

1 year, 2 months ago

Technology usually makes life easier which tends to increase well-being

1 year, 2 months ago
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