Stuff You Like: Advantageous

Ursa talks Snake People/Millennials, the inevitable revolution where robots take all our jobs, and a movie about women in a quiet, dystopian future where everything done got screwed up.

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Ha! I’m a programmer — more robots means more jobs for me. And a chance to sneak n a patch or two and slowly gain world domination!
Although I think internet reviewers would be hard to repoace with robots. Well played, Ursa. Well played.


Have you seen “Humans”? It addresses many of the same issues of automation and alienation (teen daughter goes on a rant about how useless it is for her to do anything, because by the time she’s studied enough, they’ll be a robot who could do it better). It kind of loses is way by the end of the Season, but it seems like the sort of thing you’d like (or maybe you have it as episode 200 of SYL!).


I don’t like being a Millennial. Ugh. -_- Yeah, since I’m in my last quarter of college, I am very nervous about not getting a job. I may check this out… maybe.


I feel like this film could be a story cut from the film Robot Stories. I’ll have to watch the whole thing to be certain.

Sadly it probably will look like this still considering the way things are going now. Like I’m sure you’ve heard about what is going on with disability benefits and how many people are being told they need to get jobs and then die really quick after. I think the body count is around 4,000 people now? As someone who is too sick to work and out of treatment to try I am not very hopeful for the future where people think I actually -deserve- to live. I’ve been told otherwise to my face before. Useless cripples aren’t even worth as… Read more »
Honestly, this film seems like a “STOP REPRODUCING, SERIOUSLY, STOP IT!” warning. And it should be. There’s a lot of job pools that are being shrunk to the point of being obsolete (along with entry level jobs that are essential for people just starting out), that honestly having more than one child is an excess. Hell, having ONE kid per couple is an excess considering ridiculous overpopulation levels. People are still in the mentality of “we need to reproduce kids because that’s what we should do” when in reality we need LESS kids and people in general. Years before, overpopulation… Read more »
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Ah, the automation issue. As productivity raises, less and less people are needed to do the same thing, and then some. A terrible perspective for the future of people… of the nineteenth century. Yeah, it’s actually a two centuries old issue… No need to imagine a worrying future, we can simply look at the past. And you know what? We solved it. No really. Around a century and a half ago we solved that issue we’re now terrified of for some reason. It wasn’t even that hard: working time reduction. Boom. Done. Dystopia avoided. Oh, it may not be enough… Read more »