Technocrats engineer and build stuff because they can and it is not necessary to demonstrate that there is any particular use for what they build. Perhaps Squishy will one day patrol the oceans looking for enemy submarines.
4th Industrial Revolution
Wearable technology has taken a giant leap forward with skin tattoos that can control remote electronic devices. No mention is made that control might be a two-way street, where you might be the object of control.
The end of work and the obsolescence of mankind. What could be wrong with this Technocratic Utopia? The work we do gives meaning to our lives, but to a Technocrat, human life is wasteful and inefficient. Why settle for less if robots can do all your work more efficiently than you?
Abundant Robotics is a spinoff of the global elite SRI International (Stanford Research Institute) based in Palo Alto, California Apples have been picked the same way – by hand – throughout history, but not any more. In Washington state alone, over 125,000 seasonal workers from Mexico pick apples – it’s estimated that as many as 70 percent of them are illegals. Americans generally refuse to pick apples, unless it is a tree in their own back yard.
Why? Because robots will do all the work faster and much more efficiently than humans. This is the epitome of the Technocrat mindset… who needs humans, anyway?
Robots are ramping up to replace workers in every manufacturing and service industry, displacing millions of current and future workers. Carried to extreme, will humans be needed at all?
These robots will use AI and human control over the Internet to deliver small packages. They picked Austin for their first U.S. trial because of its progressive policies and citizens. Some may liken it to an invasion of cockroaches, however.
Construction workers world-wide, especially brick-layers, are in for a rude shock as their jobs will virtually disappear in the next 10 years. Fastbrick can lay perfect stacks of bricks in 1/4 the time it takes a skilled mason.
Inevitably, every modern technological advance will be somehow factored into killing people, as is the case with the Marine new MAARS weaponized robot. One can fully expect that these kind of systems will be developed for local police force use as well.
Simultaneous human control over multiple robots will pave the way for robots to outnumber their handlers. In the Internet of Things, devices will be able to communicate intelligently with each other, in order to cooperate or coordinate on a human-directed task or mission.