HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Stephen Hawking Says We S... » Reply #2

Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 08:27 AM

2. Is such a system sustainable?

I wouldn't think so - i mean I guess if we go back to a feudal society with the robots replacing the peasants and everybody else on the fringe, than it could work economically speaking, but it's no longer really capitalism, on a grand scale. I mean if I develop a way to make a lot of comfy sweaters cheaply and quickly using robots, those sweaters do me very little good unless people have the means to buy the sweaters. I can only wear one or two sweaters before I get too hot. But if nobody has any money because they are replaced by robots, who is going to buy my sweaters?

Bryant

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 24 replies Author Time Post
marmar Oct 2015 OP
RKP5637 Oct 2015 #1
LineReply Is such a system sustainable?
el_bryanto Oct 2015 #2
ToxMarz Oct 2015 #4
el_bryanto Oct 2015 #5
stevenleser Oct 2015 #6
jtuck004 Oct 2015 #12
NonMetro Oct 2015 #13
a2liberal Oct 2015 #3
LiberalArkie Oct 2015 #14
Enthusiast Oct 2015 #7
Fumesucker Oct 2015 #20
Enthusiast Oct 2015 #21
Helen Borg Oct 2015 #8
navarth Oct 2015 #9
The2ndWheel Oct 2015 #11
hifiguy Oct 2015 #18
tavernier Oct 2015 #10
d_legendary1 Oct 2015 #15
MisterP Oct 2015 #16
hifiguy Oct 2015 #17
dreamnightwind Oct 2015 #19
smirkymonkey Oct 2015 #22
Octafish Oct 2015 #23
fadedrose Oct 2015 #24
Please login to view edit histories.