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jonovid:
if robotics with ever improving artificial intelligence could now do what was once exclusively work of humans.
does the taxation of robotics make any sense. for the compensation of the loss of human jobs.
robots can work 24/7 with no sick leave, no weekend penalty rates , no coffee breaks.  :scared:
now the robotics cat is out of the bag, or is it an ostrich.   


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TERRA Operative:
Machinery is already taxed in Japan.
My friend has a factory, stamping out shapes from thin plastic that are folded into boxes (like cardboard, but for plastic packaging), signage, inserts, anything needing shapes from thin plastic etc.

All his die cutters, guillotines, and stamping machines are taxed as if they were a worker, the reasoning being "They are taking the place of a worker that could do the job" even though a worker is needed to operate the machine anyway....  Of course, the money just goes into the pockets of the government, not to people who cannot get a job due to this 'automation'  ::)

Japan, the land of Anime and taxes.....  :rant:

vtwin@cox.net:

--- Quote from: TERRA Operative on April 01, 2019, 07:40:36 am ---"They are taking the place of a worker that could do the job"

--- End quote ---

by this logic, shouldn't anime characters be taxed, since a real person could be used to make a movie?

TERRA Operative:

--- Quote from: vtwin@cox.net on April 01, 2019, 09:25:06 am ---by this logic, shouldn't anime characters be taxed, since a real person could be used to make a movie?

--- End quote ---

Well, depending who you ask, some would say that their favourite character is as real as any flesh and blood person..... :D

digsys:
Well, I'm ready for when machines take over ! I've made friends with my toaster and washing machine, and they'll vouch for me ! Suckers !!

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