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Old February 18 2013, 01:55 AM   #49
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Re: Which Sci-Fi shows have aged the best?

TREK_GOD_1 wrote: View Post
The scripted handling of Kirk's feelings in "The Ultimate Computer" actually predicted the future well; today, many in once tradtional factory/assembly industries, security and medical patient records/registration positions are angered that computer controlled "labor" increasingly phases out the human element every few years.
There's nothing new about that. Fears of humans being replaced by machines have been around at least as far back as the Ballad of John Henry. And computers were already a reality in the late '60s -- not in personal use yet, but in business, government, and the military. So losing your job to a machine was already a real-world concern even then.
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