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robot

a form of programmable automatic machine that performs repetitive PRODUCTION tasks in place of human operatives on a PRODUCTION LINE. Robots can be used for tasks such as welding or spray painting, which can be unhealthy for human operatives to perform, and assembly tasks, which can be performed more rapidly and consistently than by human workers. The use of robots can therefore improve the PRODUCTIVITY of production operations and the QUALITY of products.
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Analogy, Determinism discontinuity ENH REV RET OBS Ground patterns, Isolated figures, irrationality, formal connection, efficient cause cause Technological Determinism Connection, figure, efficient Paranoia, denial cause, logic ENH REV RET OBS Determinism, robotism, Awareness of coercion ground, formal cause, analogic reasoning Notes
Naylor freely disparages the new administration ("if anything, Obama's worse, because he's smarter than Bush, and better able to sell that") and draws a hard moral about the collapse of the global market ("technofascism carried to its logical conclusion: robotism, megalomania, globalization, and imperialism").
His presentation lists "Seven Sins" of bad service--disinterest' brush-off, coldness, condescension, "robotism," sticking to a "rule book" and runaround.