IM to MajorityReport 16-120716-Robots + AI

A couple of people the president electoral has recently promoted are extremely troubling for labor and the middle class in general. They are Andrew Puzder, CEO of the parent company to fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, for Secretary of Labor and T-rump’s new BFF, Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank, whom Trump introduced as “one of the truly great men.” This morning Richard Eskow posted an article about Puzder’s desire to move a robotic labor force into the fast food world. Masayoshi Son has appeared on recent TED Talks to opin about the coming Singularity, when AI overtakes humanity, and said he will stay as Softbank CEO for at least 5 more years to help push back his current 30 year Singularity prediction. The two cultural references I see working as a marriage here are Terminator’s Skynet and BSG’s Cylons. Neither good for humanity.

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Retired longshoreman at the Port of Seattle. US Navy veteran 9 patrol FBM nuclear submarines; married 29 years
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