I'm just watching a tech show on UK TV called Click. It raises the dilemma of whether robots should be taxed! The idea behind this is the notion that robots will create a deficit in tax revenues as more and more humans become jobless. A rather stark economic vision emerges.
The counter argument appears to be that robots will only take over menial tasks and therefore low-paid, low-tax jobs, thus allowing humans to take up much more skilled and higher tax paying employment. Hmmm.
Apparentky there is a cafe in San Francisco called Cafe X run entirely by robots so I suppose robots are already on the high street.
What do you think readers?
Whilst doing some minor repairs on my battery-operated Scramble Bug I suddenly thought: could it actually scramble over the regolith on the Moon? Could my toy Moon Prospector really bump n go on it too for that matter? What do you reckon readers?
One of the video's I've boxed up for a future house move is Slipstream from 1989. It star's Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill. I've never watched this film. It sounds interesting on Wikipedia. Have you seen it?
Some words sound the same or almost the same. I think they're called Homophones like bear and bare, sea and see and lock and loch. One almost-a-homophone I particularly like is sideboard and cyborg. I've often wanted to simply exchange them in conversation and see what happens! Examples might be: just put those keys over there on the cyborg! Is it true that the Bionic Man was a sideboard? ha ha. Can you think of any more half-homophones like these?
I am getting a small pile of novels together for my annual holiday. Besides some horror I will be taking the Bicentennial Man by Asimov. Is it a good one?