Saturday, January 31, 2015

You want a job? We already hired a robot.

So remember when we were talking about science becoming a new sort of religion? Well that time might be approaching us faster than we think (heh, wordplay - you'll get this afterward). Imagine an era when no one needs to work, everything is supplied, and the standard of living is higher. "Communism?" you might ask with your head tilted slightly and looking like a confused puppy. Well no, its not Communism, its technology. In a world dominated by technology, the only thing that truly matters is science, which serves to create more technology and to advance global economy. Even more so, if we create technology which can think and learn to make more improved and creative technology, then we really have nothing left to do besides admire our handy work before a swarm of robots that look like Arnold Schwarzenegger arrive from the future because we messed up or something. Anyway, this focus on technology and what it can do exists in the present. Oh, and guess what? This technology can steal all of our future jobs and perform them with twice the efficiency that we could ever have used EVER!

Here's  a video showing exactly how this will happen. Enjoy!... or tremble, either is fine.


Tiffany Tavassoli said...

I think your point is really interesting, Ross. The idea of how fast technology is advancing is truly astonishing, and as you said, sooner or later it could replace and come to control so many things in people's lives, including jobs. This idea of technology coming to overcome and dominate the world reminds me of Fahrenheit 451, even though it's been a long time since I've read it, I remember the idea of TV screens covering up full walls and cars that go at extremely high speeds. Books are completely banned from society. I think that Fahrenheit 451 shows a good insight into our world today, and how technology, like Ross said, will continue to grow and could eventually control and replace the things humans do today.

Sri Korrapati said...

Everyone is scared of how technology will replace humans and take over everyone's jobs, which it will, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Think about it, if no one has to be doing small jobs like being a cashier, it opens up new possibilities to what people should be. There would be more people doing more beneficial jobs. I'm not saying that a cashier isn't beneficial, but if a robot can do it better, then isn't it a waste of a human brain? I think robots will cause a lot of people to go into poverty, but if these people can be trained in more complicated specialties than the world in general will be a better place. There would be more writers, more scientists, more engineers, more inventors, more doctors, ect..