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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:50 AM

What is the message behind GE's new commercials? Their new theme "machines are smart and

good looking" and not a person in sight.

"Transforming the way we work" is the punch line, but you see no people. Robot analyzing an plane engine, a talking train but never any workers. Define transforming and no need for people.

What is your point GE?

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:55 AM

1. Machines don't strike.

Machines don't need health care.
Machines don't even need wages.

What was the question again?

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:55 AM

2. "machines are smart and good looking" and no people in sight

That's the theme. People are stupid and ugly. Why employ them when you can use machines instead?

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:57 AM

3. Seems to me you got the point quite well.

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:58 AM

4. ...But robots won't sell or fix them, GE

........and surely they will need repairing after they're sold.

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Response to CK_John (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:04 PM

5. Well, for every one job a robot takes from a human...

 

One would think there would be quite a few created between R&D, manufacture, oversight and maintenance.

Perhaps Obama is right, we shouldn't want low wage, low skill jobs anymore and should concentrate on jobs that move us up the food chain a little.

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