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radiosquido - 2021-05-16

Eh. Was expecting to see bricks pulverized or rebar origami.

duck&cover - 2021-05-16

Crushed genitals.

Mister Yuck - 2021-05-16

Hmmm. The intended uses they show in their other videos are things that were really physically demanding when I got started in the trades. Things like hand drilling, which require you to maintain a strong grip while also using your arm muscles to push and stabilize. But after a couple years I got stronk and those things aren't really a problem. I can see this device being a great help to people with injuries or handicaps, or to extend one's career a few years. I figure this will actually be used to put workers into the field with less time for training and physical development and to make them more dependant on their employers' capital and less skilled.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2021-05-16

Dont wanna let the proles get control of means of production (including their own muscles)

Rafiki - 2021-05-17

Supposedly this is about $7,500. There was something similar to this about 10 years ago that I remember costing about $10-12k. It's cheaper to force people to build up muscle and pass the buck to insurance companies if they get hurt, and then just replace them with someone younger when they get old/injured.

Mister Yuck - 2021-05-17

If you start racking up injuries your insurance becomes extremely expensive. That actually might be the intended value of this device to employers and not my dystopian idea-simply to reduce workers comp claims for carpal tunnel. Also $7500 pays for itself very quickly if you can give more hours to 1st year apprentices at $40k/year and fewer hours to your journeymen at $100k/year.

SolRo - 2021-05-17

Most non-union physical laborers don’t get compensation for repetitive stress injuries. Only some union jobs or keyboard warriors get that perk.

Mister Yuck - 2021-05-22

Every employee (so everyone but misclassified gig workers) is eligible for workers comp. It generally is a long, lawyered up fight to get it though, so generally only us union bros and middle class types have the resources to get what we’re due. But don’t worry, payroll taxes are still getting taken out of your check to fund the system.

The Mothership - 2021-05-19

Frieda. Oh, Frieda.

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