KuroNekko wrote: Machines will incontrovertibly improve and not get drunk, high, tired, or distracted.
Umm... yeah, don't bet on that. When one of our major U.S. automation control component suppliers, just this week, stated to me they wanted to start charging for call-ins relating to the unbelievable increase in their
pre-mature failed components for return across the spectrum of their 'programmable' components (you know, to deter people from making claims...just buy another one), you had better think twice about that misguided thinking. You see, I spend much of my day, everyday dealing with this non-sense as opposed to doing something productive and billable. Do you know why? Cheap, cheap, cheap...make it cheaper (and do more). Something has to give.
Here's what happens, in the real world, when automation isn't designed properly, applied properly and/or fails:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfK2KS0aSKY
2,500 pound 'top' running amuck, drilling holes in concrete, obliterating everything in its path.
Automated automobiles will be no different, as are airplanes, trains, or anything
else that gets automated...and forgotten about.
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