What Cheeses Me Off!!!!

Colly18

Well-Known Member
I can see that the ultimate result will be a workforce of robots doing the menial and unpleasant jobs, and the government supplying a minimum living wage to everyone who no longer have any work to do. Energy will be free and money won't mean much. Knowledge will be the currency. People who know how to keep energy production and computers working. You won't need to be a billionaire anymore to be able to sit on your arse and do nothing living off dividends. Everyone will be doing it, more for something interesting to occupy their time rather than chasing money like a rat on a cheese wheel.
The funny thing is, I actually think this is devolving rather than evolving. I think the Aboriginals got it right not changing for thousands of years. The above scenario has to fail because you can't beat nature. It will all turn to dust as a link in the complex artificial chain fails sending us all back to the stone age. Science fiction prophesizes all of it. :)
I had better make an effort to view a salvaged copy of Metropolis (1927 film). I'm sure there is plenty prophetic vision in the contents.
I understand pre-European Aboriginal lifestyle was one of the best in terms of work-life balance, with little work effort in subsistence activities (food, water, shelter, etc.) and a huge amount of leisure time, in comparison to other societies. I guess they had it nailed after decades of practice and handed down knowledge.

 

LongRoad2Go

Active Member
I can see that the ultimate result will be a workforce of robots doing the menial and unpleasant jobs, and the government supplying a minimum living wage to everyone who no longer have any work to do. Energy will be free and money won't mean much. Knowledge will be the currency. People who know how to keep energy production and computers working. You won't need to be a billionaire anymore to be able to sit on your arse and do nothing living off dividends. Everyone will be doing it, more for something interesting to occupy their time rather than chasing money like a rat on a cheese wheel.
The funny thing is, I actually think this is devolving rather than evolving. I think the Aboriginals got it right not changing for thousands of years. The above scenario has to fail because you can't beat nature. It will all turn to dust as a link in the complex artificial chain fails sending us all back to the stone age. Science fiction prophesizes all of it. :)
I don't see too many self-made millionaires/billionaires sitting on their arses doing nothing, quite the opposite - most are workaholics, that's why they are uber rich.

It's usually the second or third generations who inherit from their parents/grandparents that are the comparatively lazy ones.

I reckon there will be quite a few 'white collar' jobs lost too. For example, GP's and some medical specialists - one person cannot be expected to know the sum total of medical knowledge, so it seems to make sense to have all of humankind's medical knowledge downloaded into a super computer with AI - the only thing that changes is the interface with the patient. The AI orders the required tests, and medical researchers routinely download current studies, patients everywhere then get the best diagnosis based on current worldwide data.
 

Albynsw

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I don't see too many self-made millionaires/billionaires sitting on their arses doing nothing, quite the opposite - most are workaholics, that's why they are uber rich.

It's usually the second or third generations who inherit from their parents/grandparents that are the comparatively lazy ones.

I reckon there will be quite a few 'white collar' jobs lost too. For example, GP's and some medical specialists - one person cannot be expected to know the sum total of medical knowledge, so it seems to make sense to have all of humankind's medical knowledge downloaded into a super computer with AI - the only thing that changes is the interface with the patient. The AI orders the required tests, and medical researchers routinely download current studies, patients everywhere then get the best diagnosis based on current worldwide data.

Agree, we are very fortunate that everyone in our country has the opportunity to be rich, the reality is most of us don’t have what it takes to do it but like to Bitch at those that do and say it’s unfair but there is nothing unfair about it.

My wife and I were just recently commenting on how the new breed of doctors use the internet to research and show you things while you are in the middle of a consultation.
The old school ones just go off memory. Plus the new guys are not prepared to do minor procedures and send you off to specialists more.
 

discomatt

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Staff member
What??? Research on the internet???? No way, that is only for stupid conspiracy theory people according the the smart people who think they can have an opinion but others can not because it does not conform with their thinking
 

Chatty

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WCMO right now is the weather and Covid.

The weather because we planned to take 5 weeks from Darwin to Eyre Peninsula - but up north it was so damned hot you really couldn't go sightseeing and by the time we got to the Alice, the rain had set in, making the dirt roads a dodgy proposition with a 4.5t van.
Decided to avoid Archaringa, Painted Desert and Oodnadatta Track because the OT has been open/closed/open with cautions/4WD only over the last few days.

And then we get to Marla to be greeted by the Covid Patrol and told we have to isolate and get nose raped 3 times in the next 14 days. First nose rape within 24 hours.
No problem we thinks - we'll get it done at Coober Pedy, except you have to book in - how do you call up when you're on the Stuat Hwy? - and they refuse to answer their phone and won't come out to see you when you get to the "drive through" testing station.
Didn't make The 'Gutta within 24 hours and really don't care.
 

Mick_Marsh

Active Member
WCMO right now is the weather and Covid.

The weather because we planned to take 5 weeks from Darwin to Eyre Peninsula - but up north it was so damned hot you really couldn't go sightseeing and by the time we got to the Alice, the rain had set in, making the dirt roads a dodgy proposition with a 4.5t van.
Decided to avoid Archaringa, Painted Desert and Oodnadatta Track because the OT has been open/closed/open with cautions/4WD only over the last few days.

And then we get to Marla to be greeted by the Covid Patrol and told we have to isolate and get nose raped 3 times in the next 14 days. First nose rape within 24 hours.
No problem we thinks - we'll get it done at Coober Pedy, except you have to book in - how do you call up when you're on the Stuat Hwy? - and they refuse to answer their phone and won't come out to see you when you get to the "drive through" testing station.
Didn't make The 'Gutta within 24 hours and really don't care.
I'm loving this weather.
My garden is so green. And it's not just the weeds.
 

discomatt

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Staff member
A lot of farmers wont be loving it, grain harvests will go down the gurgle through large parts of the country.
Shows how some scientists get it so wrong, years ago Victoria was warned that the no and low rain was the new normal so we spent billions on a decell plant, never needed it, costs a fortune to maintain and is falling apart because it was so poorly designed and built
 

boobook

Well-Known Member
Their research is medical science based not from a bloke who has a Jim’s Mowing franchise ;)
Exactly it is that's actually research, not mindless quoting of totally uncredible sources without even basic checking of how true the statements are. No comparison.

A lot of the garbage offered up as research here shows to me that the Google and Facebook algorithms are working very well indeed on some people.

Do your own mindless internet quoting... er I mean research.
 
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Colly18

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The government(s) deciding on Covid RAT's (rapid antigen tests), funded by the taxpayer, as a means of controlling movement and entry of people in Covid times............without, (it seems?), really thinking through that there would be a shortage of supply and price gouging!? It goes along with the mess we have with people queuing up for hours and miles/kilometers trying to get tested. Surely after 2 years of dealing with Covid our decision makers could show a little more foresight. And saying "we have to adjust to changing circumstances or react on the fly" just doesn't cut it in this case i.m.o.
 

smitty_r51

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The government(s) deciding on Covid RAT's (rapid antigen tests), funded by the taxpayer, as a means of controlling movement and entry of people in Covid times............without, (it seems?), really thinking through that there would be a shortage of supply and price gouging!? It goes along with the mess we have with people queuing up for hours and miles/kilometers trying to get tested. Surely after 2 years of dealing with Covid our decision makers could show a little more foresight. And saying "we have to adjust to changing circumstances or react on the fly" just doesn't cut it in this case i.m.o.
it's not like they made the same mistake with the vaccines, make a big announcement and then consider what that means and where people are going to get these things!!

WCMO, loading the car to set off tomorrow on a 3 week tour and lifting the self inflating mattresses up to the roof bag i managed to puncture one on the maxtrax... currently sat waiting for the patch to dry :|
 

Swaggie

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and lifting the self inflating mattresses up to the roof bag i managed to puncture one on the maxtrax... currently sat waiting for the patch to dry :|
It makes a change coming across a post that made me laugh..
You think that type of stuff only happens to yourself…

Sorry mate it doesn’t help your cause ;) tho ……
 

smitty_r51

Well-Known Member
It makes a change coming across a post that made me laugh..
You think that type of stuff only happens to yourself…

Sorry mate it doesn’t help your cause ;) tho ……
All good... It's fixed and I am sleeping on the boat tonight so don't need them ... Can always make sure the wife gets that mattress tomorrow!
 

Bomber2012

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The government(s) deciding on Covid RAT's (rapid antigen tests), funded by the taxpayer, as a means of controlling movement and entry of people in Covid times............without, (it seems?), really thinking through that there would be a shortage of supply and price gouging!? It goes along with the mess we have with people queuing up for hours and miles/kilometers trying to get tested. Surely after 2 years of dealing with Covid our decision makers could show a little more foresight. And saying "we have to adjust to changing circumstances or react on the fly" just doesn't cut it in this case i.m.o.
Not surprised with the current bunch of career politicians we have
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
What is dumb is the testing clinics are closed on public holidays in a period when there are more people moving around than ever
I guess even people who work their guts out need to have a break over Christmas and new year.
Maybe we should stay home and wear it.
Many years ago we had to just go along with whatever and cope with whatever.
As my middle daughter says. Dad, it is what it is.
I say, every man for himself.
Grab it and deal with it.
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
You talk yourself up Rog
Since when has a bank teller “worked his guts out”
9-5 , 5 days a week is not working your guts out sunshine.
Stop with the BS Roger , you were a paid bludger.

Still waiting for the laughing emoji ?
I was referring to nurses doctors and others working at testing sites you idiot.
You really have a hatred for bankers Hey?
Could not get a loan?
Not happy Jan.
Cry me a river sonny boy.
 

Bomber2012

Well-Known Member
No wrong again Rog
Retiring next year
I’ve done very well running a business (and not having holidays over Xmas) for the last 35 years.
 
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