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Illustration: Efficient Homemaker

Efficient Homemaker

The stored purpose computer design anticipates that machines will augment, not replace human labor.

They have been designed to understand and serve the needs and expectations of people with great precision and subtlety. They have been designed to store analogs of human goals and experience. They have also been designed with strict controls on Purpose, goal pursuit and learning.

In short, stored purpose systems were designed to become good companions to workers.


Warren Jones, Lana Rubalsky (2010) "Illustration: Efficient Homemaker", wJones Research, January 18, 2010
An executive who works half days on Fridays loves making cherry pies. She loves selecting cherries, kneading dough, caramelizing the sugar and butter when making a perfect crust. As a result, even in the limited hours she has available each week, she makes more pies than she or her family should eat.

She has three large cherry trees in her yard. She has a home metacomputer and an a.assistant agent. The agent helps her select and buy an electric motion bot with small “lawn maintenance,” “package courier,” “cherry picker” and “cherry pitter” attachments. The agent has downloaded technology that enables it to identify ripe and fallen cherries and each day in season, gathers cherries.

When the executive returns home from work, the agent uses the motion bot to present cherries for her selection. Considering the number of cherries selected for baking, the agent communicates with agents of family members and friends and negotiates the sale of each excess pie for about $4 each and each excess pint of cherries for about $1. The agent then uses the motion bot to clean and place the excess cherries in pint containers and to clean, pit and place the selected “pie” cherries in a bowl on the kitchen counter.

The motion bot delivers the sold cherry pints to their destinations, using local bike lanes. Once the bot returns, it gathers and delivers the sold pies to their destinations. The financial transactions between the assistant agents are conducted by way of small Paypal accounts, setup specially for agent led transactions.

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