America is effortlessly spending "colossal" amounts of money to assemble a robot army, said Fidel Castro in Cuba's Granma, so it can work toward "domination over the rest of the world," while President Obama is "sweating blood" to pass a "simple bill" to expand health insurance to tens of millions of poor people. "What hope can that society offer the world?" And why stop with "robots in the hands of the transnationals" replacing America’s "imperial soldiers in wars of conquest," or inundating the workplace with robots who will displace millions of workers? If scientists can "design robots capable of governing," they will no doubt do a better job than the current U.S. government, and "do it better and more cheaply."
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