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  • Ron Potatoo

    “The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots. Thank you.” — Military school Commandant’s graduation address, “The Secret War of Lisa Simpson”

  • lukelea

    Rarely does one see tired, grease-covered men and women performing repetitive tasks on an assembly line for eight hours a day.

    How about four hours a day? You could double manufacturing employment by that simple change. And the factories could run faster as well.

    Of course these factories would have to be out in rural areas where land is cheaper and people have other productive uses for their time. UPS had sorting sheds like this back in the 1990’s and they worked great. May still have them for all I know.

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