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[–] xenoPsychologist 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago 

who will pollute the oceans

same people as before. china and africa. that wont change.

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[–] tanukihat [S] 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

If only there were some scenario in which Japan took over China. Ahh well, what a fantasy that is.

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[–] tarnished_spoons 1 points 20 points (+21|-1) ago 

If only WWII had gone the way it should have.

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

almost happened. they literally almost raped china to death

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[–] Essentialist 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

India does its fair share

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[–] WD_Pelley 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

China, India, Africa, and I think Indonesia are large polluters. America too, but not really White America.

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[–] Cheesebooger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

India don't forget India and Mexico

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[–] ExplosiveDonkey 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Gundams when?

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[–] Spaghetti_Forgetti 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Prototypes are out now. Still really in its early stages until it'll be considered viable entertainment. https://hooktube.com/watch?v=Z-ouLX8Q9UM

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[–] tanukihat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I dunno man, some crazy shit is coming out of Boston.

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[–] Clinton-Warren_2020 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

There is a difference though. Japan is making Robots that are like your grandmother or girlfriend. They have emotion and make people feel comfortable etc... And Japan fucking loves robots and especially this new "never leave my room" generation. This is a culture willing to accept, and embrace robotics on a deeply personal level.

Boston is making the pentagon horsey killer robots to rule warfare. They are designing exoskeletons to make soldiers invincable. If an American talks about fucking robots even the trans crowd thinks they are weird. We hate robots "taking our jobs" and I wouldn't dream of letting a robot take care of my mother when she got older, it would have to be family or a real person.

Japan will push past (sorta always has been ahead) us in robotics because it will be a way of life to them. Ours will be military spec and only trickle down in random ways to consumers. I could be way off, but that is my theory.

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[–] zveda 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Some people argue that the bubonic plague, that killed as much as one third of Europe, led to the creation of the European middle class and eventually even the renaissance.

"In a bullion economy with fewer people, poor people get rich and technology is necessary"

http://www.science20.com/science_20/how_bubonic_plague_made_europe_great-29378

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[–] ChippyTubes 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

LMFAO with Japan, these guys are woke as fuck. It should also be noted that after a famine Japan entered a period of high culture and richness and enlightenment

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[–] intrepiddemise 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You'll notice that the types of people making these claims are not economists. Losing a huge portion of your productive population to a natural disaster (like a plague) or a war is not good for economies, even if it may be better for some in the devastated areas. People who talk like this don't take into account the horrors and costs that these things create, and they assume that the benefits outweigh the costs in the long run. Not true.

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[–] zveda 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I don't fully dismiss your argument, but I think the broken window fallacy does not quite apply in this case. The bubonic plague left most infrastructure intact. It did not damage any tools, farmland, equipment, roads, aqueducts etc. It pretty much only killed a large number of mostly poor people. While I agree that it is a horror and a loss, most of this population was not particularly productive at the time. Most of them were subsistence farmers and unskilled labour and barely produced enough to feed themselves.

Wars and natural disasters on the other hand destroy everything and leave people in desperate poverty afterwards.

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[–] Mylon 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Yes. Labor surplus is terrible for economies. But this isn't because people are inherently bad, but our method of distribution, specifically workers only able to get what they can negotiate, not what they are worth, is FUBAR. Bubonic plague, war, genocide... These all had a huge boost to the economy because peasants with more money to spend means a stronger economy and more innovation to try and collect that greater spending power!

This is why the radical socialistic New Deal in the US was so historic. It was a means of getting the benefits of those terrible things without actually killing a bunch of people. And the environment today is ripe for that kind of replication.

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[–] ExpertShitposter 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

The decreasing population of the west wouldn't be a problem under 2 condition's:

  1. It happens gradually.

  2. Its is 100% against the fucking constitution for state or company owners to bring in replacement niggers to supplement the workforce.

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[–] GrandNagus 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here's a thought, birth rates wouldn't decline if people weren't taxed and got to keep their money to do with as they pleased.

Instead their money goes to feeding niggers and their lust for violence. Almost as if it was calculated...

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Wrong, they won't increase wages: they're asians, so they'll just invent more sophisticated machines to do those jobs for them.

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[–] tanukihat [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Is driving innovation really a terrible thing?

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Depends; I think some companies obsession with creating more sophisticated learning algorithms in the pursuit of sentient AI, could be a terrible thing for our species. Would I therefore say we should never develop such technology? No, but caution is never a bad thing.

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[–] daphaze 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'm glad to read this. The new obsession with demographics is totally nuts. I got my vasectomy after one child for the exact reason I felt strongly (and still do) that if I barely have the time to be there for one child, why should i have more just for the sake of population, white supremacy, or just a "backup plan". Millennials can barely have one, so I'd like to show my peers that one is cool, doesn't ruin your life or career, and will hopefully bring the best person possible into the world.

So thanks. So freakin weird that Paul Ryan is saying there's not enough population (but he "did his part") and Rubio won't vote for the tax bill unless more child tax credits. I swear there's some matrix shit going on, or the child sacrifice pool is dropping...

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[–] tanukihat [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

"Social Security" in Japan is known as "Working until you're 70 and then living with your kids until you die". Call it cultural differences but it seems to be working out so far, their elderly population is some of the longest-lived people in the world.

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[–] ExplosiveDonkey 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Seems like a good idea to me. The old folks can help out with the kids around the house while teaching them valuable lessons.

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[–] horpdorp 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Retiring is fatal.

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[–] Shiggz 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Growth is not static. When people are safe, happy, and have hope for the future They will have more children.

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