Why would an advance type II or III civilization would still use manpower? Why wouldn't they just use android and a.i as soldiers or workers in manual labors?


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    $\begingroup$ Are you specifically asking about manual labour and/or soldiering or do you mean in any work context generally (e.g. like management) ? $\endgroup$ – StephenG Mar 17 at 4:14
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    $\begingroup$ Because any society that reached type 2 or 3 is populated by people who want to do stuff, otherwise it would of died off/plateaued long before. $\endgroup$ – Giu Piete Mar 17 at 4:37
  • $\begingroup$ Of course, having said that there's a kind of reverse, which is that whilst programming resilient AI might be easier than programming humans, humans are far less capable of doing damage if they malfunction. $\endgroup$ – Giu Piete Mar 17 at 4:58
  • $\begingroup$ I suggest you look at the answers to the possible duplicate, hand crafted, custom, or home designed merchandise is more common now than any time since industrialization began, mechanization just makes it easier. $\endgroup$ – John Mar 17 at 5:02
  • $\begingroup$ This question(even if probably may benefit by improvements) is not a duplicate of the question mentioned, because it is more specific than abstract some variety of creatures may or may not do some job in undefined context/circumstances. Here context is more defined, it a more narrow question. As an example there only 2 distinct situations to consider based on the proportion of the number of people / energy available - when it is high and when it is low. Generally, they rather do not do it in an usual sense in any of those case, but for different reasons. $\endgroup$ – MolbOrg Mar 17 at 6:06

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