>its been a concern of mine too but I don't see us "collapsing" into something irreversibly pre-industrial.
I think we will, as the USA doesn't have any real "industrial" plants as is.
Once the inner cities can't get their gibs, it will devolve into absolute chaos and maybe even cannibalism.
>That being said, is there any reason why we can't have IRL collaboration?
Fear and paranoia.
There is the possibility, of working together to move to a red county and out-numbering the current inhabitants to fill the positions of the county government. We could stop a lot of the "woke" laws and make it where it is hard for the welfare policies to creep in.
This is already happening, but some people have seemingly completely bought up certain counties, but their intent isn't robowaifus lul.
I've talked to some CS/CE engineers already IRL, and I am sure they lurk here now, but they absolutely hate talking about it IRL and are also paranoid.
Personally, I think it might be better to keep it digital right now, but progress will be slow and secretive.
I think we may see a "game" released that will double as an app that works as a type of secretary bot.
Although, the other issue is the current fact that we don't make certain electronic parts (chips/semi-conductors) state-side anymore. Which inhibits any near future mass production of a simple physical bot.
While I am hung up on making a chatbot, I think perhaps making a bot that can do household chores would be a huge hit and be a good source of funding for any future endeavors.
We will either see some (((big company)))
come in and try to high jack the idea of robowaifus, or we will see a random "leader" anon that will set us on an opensource path to greatness.
Although, we can assume there WILL be push back once women realize where it's leading.