05 March 2004

why have we shifted labor resources from actually washing people to abstracted technologies? Those whose labor would have actually been the washing of the elderly now count as their labor the contruction of technologies and programming of computers that wash the elderly. What gives?!?! There is only a finite amount of labor energy available on this planet - why has it shifted to machine construction? Time has not been saved! People are not more productive! They just pend time doing other things, like pressing buttons instead.

Japan Seeks Robotic Help in Caring for the Aged

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