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Will Robots Make Us More Human?

August 20, 2019


Vsauce! Kevin here. Until robots render me
and everyone else with a job obsolete… or make us more human than we’ve ever been. Humans have been working for a long time.
We work the soil, we work at jobs, we work on homework, we hate going to work, but work
can also fulfill us. Some of us work to live and others of us live to work. But should
robots do all the work for us? Where did the modern idea of work come from, and is it natural?  In the Paleolithic era, our human ancestors
were hunters and gatherers. They roamed the world surviving on natural resources for over
two million years. Working to improve their lives, very slowly, along the way. Like by cooking meat in a fire to make it
easier to chew and digest or observing time by marking lunar movements on mammoth tusks.
And the louse put effort in, too, by migrating from people’s heads into their newly-invented
clothes and evolving into the human body louse. Which tells us that clothing may be about
107,000 years old and that lice are great history teachers.  When the population eventually blossomed to
the point of making the “happy hunting grounds” lifestyle unsustainable, people needed to
settle down. We built simple homes instead of depending on caves and started to plow
the ground. We developed agriculture and animal husbandry to take more control over feeding
ourselves. Many a goat was consumed. This newfound permanence meant that we could
store food surpluses, support larger families and develop communities. For the first time,
a smaller number of people could work to feed the population. Neolithic humans could put
some of their time into new, productive pursuits. Like move really, really big rocks. Humans began to realize the potential — and
the necessity — of working together. With each technological advance, we created
new types of work and relegated some tasks to history… and that’s when it started
to become obvious that some work is better than others. Proof of how much people like
not having to perform difficult, unpalatable professions goes back almost four thousand
years. The Instruction Of Dua-Khety, a Middle Kingdom
Egyptian text in the form of a letter from a father to his son, extols the benefits of
being a scribe — a new profession that rose to prominence with the development of writing.
The father disparages other, more physically-taxing professions, while declaring that life as
a scribe was the best line of work. During the Ramesside Period of 1200 BC his instruction
became one of the most frequently used practice texts for student scribes. Which means ancient
civilization homework was literally motivation for avoiding certain jobs. Language evolved to describe professions and
work, but it wasn’t until the mid-1500’s that we had the most recognizable word that
defines our role and participation in that system: job.  “Jobben” in middle english meant to jab
or peck, a small action that’s part of a larger effort — which is why a job is just
a piece of the whole. That whole being work. Often someone else’s work. The word “employ”
meant “entangle”. As an employee, you’re caught in the snare of your job.   And it came to define who we were. Occupational
last names like Carpenter, Baker, Eisenhower and Cabrera identified a person’s position
in society by their profession. They did one job for so long that it permanently branded
their family. A job became a legacy that dictated your path through life. Sometimes with heavy
consequences. To ensure future work for their families,
metal grinders during the Industrial Revolution denied safer working conditions because if
they lived longer, there’d be fewer job openings for their sons.  Fear of other humans limiting job availability
soon gave way to the panic of machines eliminating jobs altogether. The Spinning Jenny single-handedly
wiped out a job that had existed for thousands of years – spinning thread. A job so ingrained
in human culture that the term “spinster” was coined to describe a woman who spent her
whole life spinning thread without marrying.  Invented in 1764, the spinning jenny made
the weaving process so efficient that people were afraid it’d take their jobs. Spinners
broke into inventor James Hargreaves’ house and destroyed his equipment to try to halt
progress and protect their livelihoods. Decades later, English textile workers called Luddites
banded together to destroy labor-economizing technology for fear of being forced out of
work. Economists now use the term Luddite Fallacy
to explain the fear that advances in technology will lead to structural unemployment. What
really happens is that technological advancement causes industry-wide production costs to fall,
which lowers the competitive price and increases the supply and, in theory, leads to more input.
Labor that becomes irrelevant shifts into new areas, and our goods get cheaper and better
as our standard of living rises. In 1973, it took the average American 97.1
hours of labor to afford a color TV – more than two weeks of full-time work. By 2009,
it took only two days to afford a slimmer, lighter, more energy-efficient, High Definition
TV. We’re spending less time working to procure
food and meeting basic survival needs but we haven’t become lazy — we’ve freed ourselves
up to solve other problems. We’re beating back Belphagor. The chief demon of sloth and one of the seven
princes of Hell, Belphegor was described by 16th century German witch-hunter Peter Binsfeld
as using the promise of innovation and ingenious inventions to lure humans into laziness. The
fear was that work-reducing technology would free up too much time and allow evil to creep
into humanity. However, lifespans and standards of living have consistently improved with
each passing generation — which means by today’s standards Peter Binsfeld could have
hunted witches more efficiently and for longer. With the advancement of steam engines leading
to electricity leading to computers leading to robots it’s leading to…?  The end
of many jobs. A natural function of human progression that has happened over and over.
From the printing press eliminating scribes to telephone switchboard operators being replaced
by complex telephone and data exchange systems.  Narrator: The equipment that makes this service
possible is among the most complex that man has ever devised. Humanity needs technology because human labor
can only accomplish so much. It’s why large animals like horses were first used to make
up for the shortcomings of human muscle. But all animals have limits — as CGP Grey illustrates
in his Humans Need Not Apply video, the horse population plummeted after the advent of machine
power, but we still use the term “horsepower” as a measurement of a machine’s output. Narrator: The horsepower unit proved very
useful. Watt was able to tell mine owners and businessmen exactly what size engine would
be needed to replace the horses they’d been using. Inventions help humans overcome our shortcomings,
writing was developed to make up for the limitations of memory. And technological advances allow us to use
our labor more specifically. The industrial revolution marked the first time in human
history that the majority of people were put to work doing specialized jobs. Prior to that,
specialization was the work of the elite. Scribes copying texts, architects hired for
public works projects, court jesters juggling batons. Now, if you want to spend your life
reviewing seagull poop simulators, there’s a job for that. But the reasons robots will replace humans
in many labor sectors are the same reasons that Scottish engineer James Nasmyth preferred
self-acting machines and tools over skilled workers in the 1800s. They, “never got drunk;
their hands never shook from excess; they were never absent from work; they did not
strike for wages; they were unfailing in their accuracy and regularity.” Machines are more
dependable and consistent. But machines and robots aren’t human. And
their continued implementation in the workforce means our humanity may be the most valuable
attribute we have. When robots are performing mundane tasks, more and more people will be
involved in uniquely human jobs. Markets built around human connection and collective experiences.  We’re on that path right now. The amount
of hours humans work per lifetime are dramatically lower than ever, and a 2015 U.S. Department
Of Labor report stated that the average number of jobs held by a baby boomer from age 18
to 48 was 11.7. Through most of human history, we worked constantly at one thing — and now
we’re working less and doing many different jobs with greater flexibility. Increased opportunities to work from home
— and work less — have improved the family dynamic by allowing parents to spend more
time raising their children.  If we automate the systems that fulfill our
most basic survival needs, will it finally allow us the freedom to spend our time the
way we want? Studs Terkel’s landmark book Working includes
interviews with 130 people about their jobs. Many felt their work gave their lives daily
meaning to accompany the earned daily bread — but others felt trapped. “I’m a machine,”
says the spot welder. “I’m caged,” says the bank teller. “I’m a mule,” says
the steelworker.” “A monkey can do what I do,” says the receptionist. “I’m an
object,” says the high-fashion model. But from the upper crust white collar to the lowest
paying blue collar workers – one phrase is used repeatedly.  “I’m a robot.” And as always – thanks for watching.  Narrator: We know we are somewhere in the
middle of a period of unprecedented economic change. For those of us who view history as
a fascinating spectacle, the prospect of the coming quarter century is exhilarating. It
is as if we were privileged not only to see but to participate in centuries of development
telescoped into a brief span. It is not too early to train your sights on this prospect
right now. Man: Same old story all over again. No jobs.
No luck.

100 Comments

  • Reply Goyte Spirit September 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I'm a nature boy ! Wooho

  • Reply Zetto Vii September 18, 2017 at 8:48 am

    But how would this affect the human culture? Lots of social bonds between friends as well as families are evaluated because of the effort it takes to be with someone besides yourself, in good times as well as bad times. If we suddenly would just drop all pressure and responsibilities in the name of freedom, what would it do to people who only have learned to take the "good things", but avoid anything that resembles work?

    You'd think that freedom in professions would only affect the professions. But when that means that teachers can slack off with actual teaching/disciplining, students become more lazy/rebellious, and future parents thus becomes more irresponsible with their kids…. That would do more to society than giving a couple of geniuses creative freedom. Especially so when people have the internet, which on top of the luxury IRL that they take for granted, gives them a place where they can do anything they want with little to no consequences.

  • Reply cojin01 September 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Well, software is starting to learn even the tasks that are considered to be exclusive to humans… A computer beated the goban champion already

  • Reply wes p September 24, 2017 at 3:24 am

    I LOVE THE MUSIC AT THE END

  • Reply Quite Lazy September 27, 2017 at 12:33 am

    That was depressing.

  • Reply ComradeIvan23 October 2, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    I got the Joke.

    (Jake Roper)

  • Reply Adam Florence October 11, 2017 at 10:11 am

    was that the score from The Social Network?

  • Reply Ralv Holmsen October 27, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    but to what extent? at some point, there will be very few jobs left. very interesting topic!

  • Reply Scoutrider127 November 13, 2017 at 6:30 am

    XJ-9 is a great robot

  • Reply Moon Eyes November 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    me(In a room with all of the people from Vscause):I like Vscause too! Kevin: Aw, thanks! Me: I meant all Vscause. Kevin:-_-

  • Reply Zibetta A November 22, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    More than ever the distinction must be made beteween "Job" and "work". Even if we don't have a job we alway work. We are never lazy (at least not so much). Even unemplyed poeple tend to work (at home, for their family, for themselves etc).
    A french politician introduced to the mainstream french audience the notion of "universal wage". Since their will be no more jobs to provide employement for everybody, fuck the notion of job, let's reward work.
    weither you work as a student, as a mother at home with kids, as a job seaker, etc we should all be assured a minimum living. because, even if we don't always have a job, we are always working.

  • Reply Kevin Benoit November 27, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    One job they can’t take is cosmetology

  • Reply GDI December 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

    We are biological machines. Our senses provide the input, our brains provide the computation, and our muscles provide the output.

  • Reply Greenfire 317 December 13, 2017 at 7:41 am

    What is the Erie music track at the end

  • Reply BMT115 December 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I’m watching television from a telophone, how ingenious, now I’m going listen to music from a record player on the same telephone ☎️ +⏰+📺+📷+📽+🔦=📱⌚️🖥💻📀

  • Reply PieFlavr December 18, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Vsauce1: General
    Vsauce2: Existential Crisis
    Vsauce3: Science Fiction/Fiction
    All Vsauce: Existential Mindblow about Science and Fiction
    Edit: Add 1900's videos for Vsauce2

  • Reply Smokey December 18, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    They wouldn't say they're robots if robots weren't invented. Intelect : 1, raw force : 0

  • Reply kevin Rudd December 20, 2017 at 3:24 am

    We just need to return back to hunter gatherer times, its our natural way of life and I bet we as a species were actually happy

  • Reply Musthegreat 94 December 24, 2017 at 3:37 am

    Many a goat was consum- SCAPEGOAT! I called it

  • Reply Kristin BG December 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I love your videos , I really do and I hope you will continue making them…but I can’t help wonder: why this music? Does it mean something to you? Does it come from a weird experiment of Cold War era known to provoke specific feelings? If not I don’t see the purpose cause it is reeeeally annoying😆

  • Reply Golam Morshed December 31, 2017 at 6:13 am

    There taking our jobbbbbs

  • Reply Dumpster Daddy January 3, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Me: Hmmmm im not sleepy yet, lets see what youtube has for me
    Youtube: depressing videos to promote existential dread and midlife crisis at a young age
    Me: oh goodie i get to be scarred before going to sleep

  • Reply PottedNai January 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    yo im so fuckin high man

  • Reply Chop Labalagun January 25, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    You became the best vsauce good job

  • Reply KingMJAH February 8, 2018 at 6:47 am

    there is always the antithesis that as machines replace workers are lives will be worse. that because of the deterioration of the machine has two component parts both ware and tare from use and rust from unused. that manufacturers will try to keep their machines running as long as possible. this leads to the extension of the working day or where that is fixed by law the increase in the intensity of labor in order to increase its productivity. this argument is more important for manufacturing or labor intensive jobs. and thus less applicable to creative jobs however it is something to keep in mind that the advent of steam power and the spinning jenny by no means freed the workers from the factories but where the surest means of entrapping them there.

  • Reply Primal February 23, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Watching this as I can't get a job slowly losing everything

  • Reply The Fabsisters February 27, 2018 at 1:03 am

    liked it now look http://yabuilder.com/4CaO

  • Reply Thales Kruger Games March 13, 2018 at 6:43 am

    I love your soundtracks!

  • Reply Hanariel Godlike March 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    1:21
    It depends, if u settle near tusk, ivory or something similar, you should develop animal husbandry first… them agriculture.

  • Reply Aleks Pavlovic March 27, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Robot has slavic, in this case Czech origin and means literally "worker"…

  • Reply ChompChompNomNom March 27, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Then why is everyone to poor and on welfare now?

  • Reply it's ok to smirk March 27, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Huh…weird….I'm still working 65 hours a week and I guess I could by a tv after just 2 days wage… But more like 2 weeks for a nice one

  • Reply mechnokie blood March 28, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Yeah but the poor are running out of jobs most of the jobs are moved to sweat shops in third world countries

  • Reply Ralph Jimenez 2 April 1, 2018 at 9:23 am

    To this day we use homework to avoid other jobs. . .you know what I mean . . . eh

  • Reply Magic Plants April 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    go back to this style Kevin

  • Reply GD Illuminati65 April 15, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    3:13 EmploYEE

  • Reply luke April 19, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Having a job gives life meaning. It shows the person they are needed and important. If you want to know how humans will act without any purpose just ask someone on welfare about all the meaningful and impactive things they are doing to improve themselves and the world.

  • Reply Afterwalker April 24, 2018 at 12:03 am

    But will humans make us more robot?

  • Reply Dragon Dimosthenis April 26, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Did you know that job in greek comes from slavery!

  • Reply TheMightySqwee April 27, 2018 at 2:41 am

    vsauce more like vsuicide

  • Reply Daniel W April 28, 2018 at 3:45 am

    A fantastic reference to The Fifth Element right at the end there.

  • Reply Veyr Von Bowie May 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Sorry but robots freak me out😂 but I submit to my future robot overlords😭😭😂😂

  • Reply Jose De Leon May 10, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Hiligaynon is there!! Seeing my own language, which is not widely use worldwide, in an famous YouTube video gives me chills. hahaha

  • Reply Ape X May 15, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Lucky us tommorow doesn't exist!

  • Reply Deyvson Moutinho Caliman May 19, 2018 at 2:11 am

    When playing online games, as soon as I know there are "bots" I can't play the game anymore. I will not waste my time doing something a robot can do.

  • Reply Bobby Miller May 31, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    The etymology of the word "robot" makes the end of this video mildly ironic. It comes from a term used in reference to indentured laborers, it literally translates to "forced laborer"

  • Reply Jason Wheneger June 10, 2018 at 7:20 am

    What do we do with the low-iq people?

  • Reply Guigui220D June 16, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    In french, work is "travail" which comes from the word torture

  • Reply ThatDinosaurGamer97 July 3, 2018 at 1:56 am

    But what if we auto mate humans as well? (Androids)

  • Reply Mo July 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    The word "robot" comes from the slavic word "robota" which means work ^^

  • Reply Event Horizon July 23, 2018 at 3:01 am

    actually, robots require maintenance to function, so 1 job gets replaced by another.

  • Reply Amaan Hassan July 31, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Jack Roper making rope

  • Reply Ye August 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Anybody noticed the loss at 1:47?

  • Reply Amila Satharasinghe August 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    What is da music at 2.00

  • Reply Mar nig August 21, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Yes.

  • Reply Julia Slovenija August 27, 2018 at 8:19 am

    in the future everyone will work as an actor, youtuber or something that cant be replaced by a robot

  • Reply Bearie roblox September 22, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    this video was depressing

  • Reply Peanut September 23, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    BUT VSUCCCC
    HOMEMADE FOOD FROM MY MOM TASTES BETTER THAN THE SUPERMARKET BS BECAUSE DHE PUT LOVE INTO IT

  • Reply Banderas Vaduva October 3, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Evolution is necessary to improve the quality of human lives. Technology will replace the most obsolete jobs, which will increase the human temporary unemployment. Like it or not, Evolution can’t be stopped

  • Reply mcitrw October 14, 2018 at 2:40 am

    I love this video, but does he answer the question "Will robots make us more human?"?

  • Reply Hegataro October 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    "I'm a robot"
    Well, considering that the word literally comes from the archaic czech word "Robota" – meaning "Work" – anyone that works is, indeed, a Robot
    But the word's meaning's changed, so

  • Reply Mark Williamson October 23, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Ned Ludd attacked newmachines because they cutting off the fingers of children. Not as fearful as you implied

  • Reply Nooby Noob October 29, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    The thumbnail of this video wants me to eat an apple now. ,';3

  • Reply StuartB138 November 9, 2018 at 2:01 am

    It was not mentioned that the word “Robot” derived from the Czech word for Forced Labour – the equivalent of “Slave”.

    I feel like a robot. Perhaps we all are.

  • Reply TheFreePantheist December 7, 2018 at 6:38 am

    This is skynet propaganda. Destroy it all before it is too late!

  • Reply dirm12 December 11, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Hang on, at first you say specialisation of jobs used to be the preserve of the elite, before the industrial revolution. Then around 9:05 you say that people used to do the same job their whole lives, and only now are we doing a variety of jobs.
    This seems like an obvious contradiction.

  • Reply zetsevs December 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

    yeah to be honest if you job can be replaced by a job its not a job a human with its potential should be doing say its welding specific parts together or pushing button to punch a hole feeding thread threw a weaving wheel whatever its a waiste of a human potential when a machine can replace your job and do it just as well if not better bit fuzzier when machines start gettign into the more creative sectors of work but hell if a machine can run out lives for us humans are then freed to what they desire take jobs that there pleased with less so then jobs they must take to eat another day hopefully this all being said in an optimists outlook there could be the dark future were humans are miserable lot because there is no work for us in any sector and it all becomes somewhat robocop

  • Reply Angelika Kurek December 15, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Ok. Big risk here. O.k. So i'm posting this without having looked at the video. Take it or leave it… I'm so excited about future robots in homes because i believe they will actually change the world; for example, some future robots…will help to diagnose people sooner than humans and they can actually monitor/condition human behavior–as a result, there'll be fewer incarcerated people, i hope (security) and there'll also be fewer ill people-on the streets…not just homeless…sorry stereotyping…–& ill in every aspect of the word. I believe it'll work because humans will have something to BELIEVE in, other than a human.–sorry for all caps. Dogs are great for humans in this way–unconditional, or so they will say. The dogs give belief to humans, at least i would think. I'd love to fund this project. I'm no engineer expert, but the only problem i see could be that the robots must be, at least in my intelligence, robots must be programmed smarter than humans. Dogs already do diagnose humans and drug/weapon paraphernalia, and people do believe in this non-human, i say respectfully.–animals, especially, dogs are compatible and complements to us with their senses, you know–common knowledge–…i wish no experts to be tested on animals for this exercise/vision and no transplants of their organs. Bionic man/woman okay; however spiritually, no -to living forever. I did, however, not mention the automated engineering quirks/effects? Anyway, this is my belief! Take it or leave it. I will fund the above said project for the reason of changing the world, but not merely for like making us lazier creatures! 🙂

  • Reply Nexo Neko December 15, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Progress is unstoppable, and it is truth that progress will only improve our quality of life.
    But that which hunter bore truth within his words, you don't need to look far to notice how our society is culturally decaying as morals descend into relativism.
    The future will be bright, no doubt of that, but it might not be a future i would like to live on.

  • Reply Jordan Starnes December 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    Where do I go to fill out the application for this seagull poop simulator job? (I'm serious)

  • Reply dante brown December 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    9:30 that’s a screw being hammered

  • Reply Elsa Frost December 23, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Are there any theological reasons why laziness was/is considered evil?
    The only that i personally can understand why being lazy is bad is for subjective or societal survival.
    Is this again one of those society labels that were created to keep humans inside the cage of what aristocracy profited off?

  • Reply Angry Sidra December 27, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Seriously, humans are not the future, AI robots are.
    We all are not as effective as AI will be after ~200 years.

  • Reply ryann !! January 10, 2019 at 4:28 am

    the thing that scares me most about the emerging abundance of robots in our society is them replacing humans for love… robotic kids, robotic significant others/sex bots… shudder

  • Reply Texas Ray January 11, 2019 at 8:59 am

    The myth being promoted here is that machines free us from labor and give us more liberty.The truth is that machines make more profits for the ruling class and reduce our inherent value as labor. Yes it will take less labor to produce the same quantity of goods in the future. So what to do with all that excess population?

  • Reply Kevin Liang January 13, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Detroit become human

  • Reply Thanos2 January 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Does the last name Cook mean they were a chef?

  • Reply Star Ranger January 17, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Remember: THIS

  • Reply The Dank Fool February 3, 2019 at 4:12 am

    all the flavors of vsauce are so darn fresh

  • Reply The Trashman February 5, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    We should look at our own society to figure out why the complete automation of labour is a bad thing.
    In an ideal system that'd mean we could all run around doing what we want all day, safe in the knowlegde that we'll be alright.

  • Reply Shadow Lord February 12, 2019 at 5:17 am

    But robots won't write books or develop games, etc right because if they did, these wouldn't be unique

  • Reply EMPEROR_ZAVIN February 14, 2019 at 4:43 am

    I think automation of jobs is fantastinc! If the jobs that stress us are done for us, all we have are the good ones!
    Imagine a world whare nobody hated their job, and yes, alot of funner jobs pay less, but what difference does it make if automation lowers prices anyways?
    Without work tying us down, we can focus on our friends, familys and finally fix what we've done to our planet.

    In the world of efficiency…we are free.

  • Reply Alfred Schober 3rd February 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Hey Vsauce, Alfred here. Wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your time and effort you put into every video. I love how you present things that are normally above my comprehensive and make it fun and easy to understand! Keep doing a awesome job.
    Alfred S. BaltimoreMD

  • Reply Furry NightShade March 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    2:15 Why does his voice sound like a rap to me?

  • Reply Akash Sandhu March 4, 2019 at 5:48 am

    What if robot start to live Luxory life
    And force humans to work for them?

  • Reply Parmeshwar Singh March 15, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Jake's ancestors used to make ropes …….good score Jake

  • Reply Jason Hatt March 20, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    No they won't make us more human

  • Reply Robot Machine March 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    will humans make us more robot?

  • Reply Terry Gullatte March 25, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Lol Yagara, "yaga"

  • Reply Hazmat Mechanic March 27, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    IT'S TIME TO LIBERATE THE WORKING CLASS

  • Reply Anza Hanif Athallah March 30, 2019 at 5:04 am

    fun fact, the word "robot" is derived from Czech "robota", meaning "hard work" or "labor". or more darkly, "slave".

  • Reply Kidedaion Symoti April 17, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Literal chills

  • Reply We watch We see May 3, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Possibly the most philosophically important vsauce video ever made

  • Reply Glucose Guardian May 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Mike Hunt: I don't like this game anymore
    Ben Dover: You tell me. I am not allowed in 10 mile radius in my son's school

  • Reply Filipe Soares May 21, 2019 at 3:27 am

    You should stop dreaming with a utopia here on earth. That is not possible. People thought that internet would bring knowledge to the whole world. But the most viewed videos are dumb. When we get robots, it will be no different. On every age, what makes people happy is self sacrifice for the good of self or others and gratitude: Socrates reached happiness by teaching others to seek truth, a father reach happiness by working and getting things for the family and/or by taking part of his time to give love to his family, when Thomas Edson built a working lamp, he reached happiness. The key for the true utopia is love and love always means service. We should not make robots to have more time for ourselves, we should make robots to help us service others better.

  • Reply Johnny Luken June 10, 2019 at 12:11 am

    "I have to grind this wheat."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to forge this steel."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to spin this loom."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to drive this car."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to write this poem."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to find some purpose."
    No need, I can do that.

    "I have to live."
    No need, I can do that.

  • Reply Issa Ma June 11, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    2019???

  • Reply Anjna Lakra July 2, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    8:15 machines strike for electricity

  • Reply all of the lights by kanye west comes on*** July 9, 2019 at 7:28 am

    it definitely makes more sense that agriculture would be developed before a population boom

  • Reply glitch gamer July 25, 2019 at 11:31 am

    In india iphone xsmax cost $2000 and avg indian yearly income is $2000 so for avg indian today iphone is whole year of work 8hrs a day every day…whole year without taking any taxes or insurances or food

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