Not new weapons tech or anything else. The only reason that robots would replace a human work force is because they are more effecient. If they were not more efficient, the company that did not replace its work force with machines would out compete the ones that did. That means that whatever goods the robots were producing would be cheaper, thus saving money and resources that the consumer can invest elsewhere.
The annihilation of the human race is a different subject entirely. Though, humanity is already capable of eradicating itself in a very short amount of time and it has not happened. What this thread is discussing is the ridiculous premise of economic prosperity being hindered by technological advancement. I would say that new advances in the production of goods, be they technological or otherwise, should most certainly be showered with praise.
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