Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Ellen Gwynne

    Ellen Gwynne said, over 1 year ago

    That’s been going on since the invention of the wheel!

  2. randayn

    randayn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Didn’t Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. write a story on the subject?

  3. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wait till the “kill management” chip kicks in.

  4. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, over 1 year ago

    Their first project will be to create the new and improved, PZ-1300.

  5. Tom

    Tom said, over 1 year ago

    And people wonder why unemployment is high. We’re constantly creating things to automate OUR work!

  6. Coffee-Turtle

    Coffee-Turtle said, over 1 year ago

    You worked yourself right out of a job. :-)

  7. Poollady

    Poollady GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Robots making more robots………………..hmmmm……………..

  8. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    1/13/13 60 Minutes clip about this.

  9. Cinque

    Cinque said, over 1 year ago

    They come complete with martini glasses on their heads.

  10. angelfiredragon

    angelfiredragon said, over 1 year ago

    This is a normal part of the free market, however things change. For example back in the 60’s there was plenty of mechanics but the current generation is so interested in electronics that there is now a huge demand and increasing for people to learn how to fix cars. Since cars are now also computerized, one needs to learn electronics and mechanics.

    I know of several businesses who can’t find mechanics to replace, one recently had a mechanic die and can’t get anyone to come work. They are as a result offering increased wages, which of course make the cost of repairs go up. Don’t be surprised if you start seeing $100 dollar an hour repair costs shortly (some places already have them)

    As for this company soon as the robots break down and nobody knows how to fix them, they’ll be in trouble.

  11. Popeyes4arm

    Popeyes4arm said, over 1 year ago

    but they can’t Xerox their butts at the Christmas party

  12. merryb1

    merryb1 said, over 1 year ago

    Cybermen (Dr. Who) !!

  13. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @mabrndt

    Thanks for the link. While I enjoy advances in science, I’ve never been a huge fan of robotics. This 60 Minutes piece just underscores that feeling.

  14. Josh

    Josh said, over 1 year ago

    @randayn

    I don’t know…….but he did elaborate on how we are all machines ourselves in “Breakfast of Champions”.

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