As we’ve all heard before, automation has been a hot topic in recent years. The industry is thriving and so are the companies that build, sell, and support the tools that help make it possible. Automation can be a huge benefit for the average homeowner, as it can make the house a lot more organized, easier to clean, and more efficient to maintain.
Unfortunately, the average homeowner doesn’t realize that they’re helping to reduce the overall cost of the house through automation, but they do realize that they’re helping the environment by doing so. That makes them a bad neighbor, especially when they start to put their own house at risk by misusing the tools that make up the automation industry.
If you’re not aware of the dangers of precision or automation, you can be subject to a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is basically a company saying “we’re not a robot company, we’re a human company, and we’re paying you to be a robot company.” The lawsuit then tries to use the fact that humans are bad citizens, which is the same argument as “I’m not a robot, I’m a human.
So let’s say you’re a robot company like Google, and you hire a company called Precision Robotics. The company claims that someone put a robot on one of your company’s buildings and that it accidentally damaged a few of your robots. The company is suing you for $3 million. The problem is that the company that hired Precision Robotics is a human company. I mean, robots can’t commit crimes, and humans aren’t supposed to be good citizens.
Well, robots can be bad citizens, but they arent automatically bad citizens. They arent meant to make their own society. The companies suing you are trying to make your society a robot. They are trying to make you a legal robot. Because in order for your company to make money and prevent lawsuits, they have to have your robots do all the dirty work, right? If they didnt, they would lose their jobs.
This is a very old argument against automation, the idea that workers should be treated as robots. The idea that companies should be allowed to do what they want is not new. Over the last hundred years the issue has been explored. In fact, one of the first major attempts to legislate the use of robots was the so called “Automatic Voting Machines” bill.
I remember a story about a judge who tried to get a bill passed to make it illegal for robots to vote. He was so confident in the bill’s ability to work, he was certain that the machines would all vote in their favor for him. When it became clear that they didn’t do so, he began to question the bill but the company behind the bill took issue with the judge and threatened to sue him and his family.
The only thing that I found surprising about the bill is that it was filed by a company that is supposed to be very conservative but is actually very progressive. This was a bill that would have been passed by the state legislature and sent to the governor. The bill was ultimately vetoed by the governor. The company that drafted the bill was able to make the argument that voting machines should be exempt from this type of regulation that they were not.
The argument here is that you can’t allow all the possible ways to vote in an election to be recorded. This is exactly what this bill was attempting to prevent. So in this case, the bill was actually trying to ban voting machines because they were considered “non-electronic,” even though they were not actually. The bill specifically included a very restrictive definition of “electronic” so it would have been passed anyway.
The reason why this bill was passed anyway is because it would have prevented people from voting on paper ballots. And yes, that means no votes on electronic ballots. As it turns out, the bill was written so that voting machines would still be permitted, because they are still considered an electronic device. These machines are only allowed to count paper ballots, because they can only be counted in a paper form. That’s not what this bill was trying to prevent.