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Automation Nation: America’s Largest Employer ‘Secretly’ Tests Self-Driving Floor-Scrubbers

Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon, America’s middle class must come to the realization that the country’s largest employer–Walmart is quietly testing an army of robots that soon will replace their jobs. The latest installment is an autonomous floor scrubber being tested at five store locations near the company’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The autonomous cleaning robot dubbed Emma, an A.I. navigated system capable of operating floor care equipment on...

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Skynet Makes Its Move: Ford Wraps Workers In Exoskeleton

The secret to crustaceans and insects belonging to the phylum Arthropoda family are their exoskeleton. Ants, lobsters, hermit crabs, spiders, and beetles are all creatures whose life is made possibly by their exoskeleton body plan. Although humans do not have exoskeletons, but rather endoskeletons, it hasn’t stopped the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in pursing this technology. Over the years, DARPA has invested millions into exoskeleton...

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The Coming Financial Disruption

By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at From the late 1700's through the 1800's the first industrial revolution brought immense benefits to the average Jack. Mass production of textiles, transportation, food, and beer meant that it was no longer just Lords and Ladies that could afford to get hammered. Indeed, Jack and Jill too could fall down the hill after getting plastered without breaking the bank. Those with capital owned the means of production. Stuff like mines, railroads, steel...

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The Fake News of Fakebook: Welcome to the Machine

Sometimes we need to take a step back and gain some perspective.  As we explain in our book Splitting Pennies - the world isn't always as it seems at first glance.  What's happening now, is much a result of what was planned and started 50, 60, and 70 years ago by a previous generation.  Modern history and especially regarding USA really should be looked at since @ 1950, at the wind up of World War 2.  And, the most significant element in global society, is quite possibly...

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Fake Company, Facebook, to Battle Fake News?

Via The Daily Bell  Zuckerberg: Facebook will develop tools to fight fake news … Fake news sites designed to trick you … Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a series of measures that should help prevent fake news from being shared on Facebook. The planned controls, which were announced in a late night Facebook post, follow accusations that a flood of fake news stories influenced the U.S. presidential election. -CNN Facebook is taking steps to counteract “fake news” but in many ways...

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The US Navy – Screwing The Taxpayers, And Defense Innovators

Submitted by Duane via Free Market Shooter blog, Self-made millionaire Gregory Sancoff has spent a decade and $19 million building a highly unusual stealth boat. Called Ghost, it’s designed to be faster, more stable, and more fuel-efficient than anything currently in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, he says. “It’s such a smooth ride, you can sit there and drink your coffee going through six-foot swells,” he proudly told Bloomberg Businessweek in 2014....

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Self-Learning Robot Escapes Testing Ground (And Goes Missing For 45 Minutes)

Submitted by Jake Anderson via TheAntiMedia.org, It seems like almost everyday now we hear some strange story about a robot, from the Microsoft Twitterbot going full Nazi in 24 hours to Google’s AI digesting romance novels and regurgitating them as postmodern poetry. We are witnessing the overlapping pubescent evolutions of both algorithmic artificial intelligence and social media — and the result is a daily dose of discomfiting news. It’s not limited to just algorithms,...

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Should We Be “Scared” Of Capitalism?

Submitted by Pater Tenebrarum via Acting-Man.com, Physicists Should Stick to Physics We know already since Einstein that renowned physicists would do better to avoid straying into the field of economics. In 1949 Einstein published an essay on economics and education that is brimming with ignorance. According to Einstein, “The economic anarchy of capitalist society [is] the real source of evil”. Any old Marxist could have written that of course – the “capitalist anarchy...

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