The largest robot convention in the world is held annually in Beijing. Every conceivable kind of robot from brain surgeons to warehouse pickers and personal service attendants will be showcased.
4th Industrial Revolution
It is inconceivable that Mark Zuckerberg can lie with impunity to Congress about not snooping on users audio interactions, while the company is doing exactly that. No accountability, no investigation and no indictments.
If self-driving vehicles are exposed to the Internet, which they are, does anyone really think that they cannot be hacked en mass and turned into objects of total chaos in cities?
Scooters, e-bicycles and ride sharing companies are invading public space in cities with ugly consequences, and a war is brewing between cities, their citizens and the Big Tech companies who have barged in to disrupt.
Jeff Bezos is an extreme Technocrat, expressing his altruistic side by providing the ultimate engineering solution to earth’s emergency of global warming, namely, build space ships and colonize outer space.
Social media giants have intentionally re-wired the brains of their users in ways similar to drug addicts, as the release of dopamine is stoked by certain predictable triggers. Under addiction, behavior is easily modified.
By many estimates, robots might replace as many as 20-25% of current jobs by 2030, or a total of 40 million displacements. Industry after industry is being invaded as pink slips fly.
The Technocrat mind that is given over to such vain speculations should never be trusted to deliver scientific solutions that potentially effect all of society. It’s time for rational people to “just say no” to their schemes and dreams.
Most techies who live there will never sing “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” because of the ugly side-effects of the tech transformation. The city of culture is now called depressing and boring.
AI sees humanity itself as a thing to be optimized, squeezing out all inefficiency. When unleashed as your boss, AI effectively turns you into a living robot to be controlled like a puppet on a string. Employees will never tolerate this indefinitely.