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  •  superior technology always wins (3+ / 0-)
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    Richard Lyon, bruh1, Utahrd

    The Luddites smashed the mechanized looms, but it didn't get them anywhere.

    You can't fight a superior paradigm. Life doesn't become more just or more evolved--it becomes more efficient. 3D printing has tremendous advantages over classical industrial production, that's why it will win.

    The only thing to do is to figure out how to use this new technology in a humane fashion.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 11:58:29 AM PDT

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    •  Good luck with that (0+ / 0-)

      Our political system is stuck in the "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps!" Gilded Age.

      We have no fucking idea how we're going to handle this as a society.

      The technology has advanced far beyond society's ability to adapt. It's going to get really ugly.

      25% unemployment brought us Fascism and World War. I can't wait to see what 50% unemployment is going to do.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 05:57:03 PM PDT

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