Rail systems are already being outmoded by autonomous vehicles because of expense. Autonomous mini-vans can pick people up wherever they are, and transport them to wherever they want to go. No, this is not science fiction or a Jetson’s cartoon.
March 2, 2017
Fast food restaurants have provided millions of entry-level jobs for teenagers and young adults, but this is coming to an end, thanks to minimum wage legislation. When a minimum-wage worker can be replaced by a robot, the value of human labor is essentially reduced to zero.
The ‘arms race’ for robotic and AI weaponry has been raging behind the scenes, and only a fool would think that our enemies would not use these technologies against us. Pandora’s box has been opened, and cannot be shut ever again.
Another short-sighted “Oh, gee” moment where the flip-side of inventions turn dark. Yes, robots can be hacked and remotely controlled against you because they are connected to the Internet of Things, Everything is hackable and people with bad intentions will always be around to do so.
Technocrats have created a monster that they now realize could turn and destroy their creators; thus, ‘war games’ are created to learn how to defeat it – Artificial Intelligence. This is another example of an attempt to ‘save the world’ has turned into a ‘destroy the world’ scenario.
The Internet of Things is morphing into the Internet of Everything, where people are included with things. By 2020, there will be almost 3 inanimate devices for every person on earth, and this is expect to grow even more dramatically beyond 2020. The data generated by all these devices is inconceivable, but it will be sliced, diced, stored and analyzed in order to ‘engineer’ the global society.