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Response to boppers (Reply #37)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 11:04 AM

39. You've got to be kidding me.

For repetitive tasks, there is no way for a human to outperform a robot. It's just not possible. Robots never fatigue and never make a mistake. For everything else, robots are used because they are cheaper than people, not because they are better. Is an automated telephone answering system really better than a live operator? Of course not. But it is cheaper.

You seem to be suggesting that if humans can't compete with robots, then we are obsolete and ought to be replaced.

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