Artificial Intelligence is a problem that the country is not prepared for

AI does have limits though. Certain jobs just can’t be automated. You also have customer satisfaction issues that robots and AI can’t handle. I don’t think it will play out as bad as we think.

There will be winners and losers for sure.

It is a regressive tax that will drop directly on the middle class. The poor will be protected like now, with that said they should be. Personally that tax for me would be a boon to my bank. No capital gains would be monetary nirvana for me personally. But I am against it.

Your right middle class gets hit.

I don’t think it will pass. The dems will block a consumption tax but there could be support for a flat tax.

The Fair Tax gets a floor vote as part of the deal the Speaker made with his members for their votes. I doubt more than 25 votes will be in favor of the bill. These representatives asking for a floor vote need to show their constituents they stood up. Both sides play this game when they allow members to vote against a bill when the party has the numbers without them.

Who knows about AI? Can’t even drive a car yet, so lots of tasks performed by humans will be slow to go the way of automation. Million dollar robots won’t be part of the lawn crew, or roofing your house (they’ll weigh too much, probably). But significant change is coming.

I’d really be for a flat tax on a scale that is fair then no headaches filling taxes. It wouldn’t destroy businesses either. They could add in just a few deductions like charities , rental property and bus expenses but cut the list way down to make it easy to file. Lol prob is our tax code that republicans like allows for all these deductions which drives businesses in certain way. So here we are in this IRS mess of complications.

Auto driving cars are a mess . They had a self driving Tesla or something just stop on a freeway causing a huge pile up wreck on a freeway as 1 ex.

Technically is in it’s infancy. It will mature. Become standard in the future of driving.Got to crawl before you walk. Actually they could fly planes without human pilots. The leap is the psychological one for the passengers and the FAA.

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Flying planes might be easier, less traffic and fewer pedestrians.

Auto pilots on planes are already pretty advanced. Cars have a lot longer way to go.

Reminds me of the song In the Year 2525…but we ain’t got that long :smile:

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535
Ain’t gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
In the year 4545
You ain’t gonna need your teeth, won’t need your eyes
You won’t find a thing to chew
Nobody’s gonna look at you
In the year 5555
Your arms hangin’ limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin’ to do
Some machine’s doin’ that for you

In the year 6565
You won’t need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

If AI really takes off, how long before they/it ( note no gender) decide the carbon units
are not necessary. Old theme in sci-fi that’s been in everything from Star Trek to The Terminator/Skynet

That maze of deductions, exceptions, exemptions, etc., that comprise our monstrous tax code were all passed by Congress. Nearly every provision is specifically designed for some lobbying group, some industry, etc. But it’s all done by Congress.

The IRS makes none of that.

The IRS is only an enforcement mechanism. It’s easy for politicians and others to beat up on the IRS because nobody likes it when the IRS says we need to pay our taxes, or we didn’t complete our return correctly.

But if we abolish the IRS, we’ll need something equivalent. And there’s no reason to think Congress wouldn’t riddle any new taxing scheme with thousands of exemptions and exceptions and the like. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.


Skynet seems far away

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I dunno, seems better than many coogfans interactions that are displayed here.
No childish name calling, no false statements made, no repeated lies…

The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. :rofl:

The Intercept, the NSA does have a program called Skynet. But unlike the autonomous, self-aware computerized defense system in Terminator that goes rogue and launches a nuclear attack that destroys most of humanity, this one is a surveillance program that uses phone metadata to track the location and call activities of suspected terrorists. A journalist for Al Jazeera reportedly became one of its targets after he was placed on a terrorist watch list.

A lot of you never majored in Computer Science and it shows.

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Microsoft invested $10 billion dollars… with a B… into chatgpt alone. Keep in mind that the current version of chatgpt (GPT3) is roughly three years old but with some updates. We don’t know what GPT4 will be capable of, although the CEO of OpenAI is telling the public that they will be disappointed which is interesting considering how much GPT3 had everyone shook.

If Microsoft incorporates this technology into their Office suite products, which is used by every single corporation in existence, this could drastically change how we use Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word, which in turn, could put many people in low to mid skilled white collars jobs at risk.

Put a point forward, without sounding bananas…

Stockfish still is our overlord, chatgpt is just really good at sourcing the internet. The day gpt beats stockfish in a game of chess, then you worry.

Hey, you all know the ole saying, if you can beat em, join em and fornicate with em. Ill be lining up for a new girlfriend like people who wait in line at the iphone store.