Amid great predictions of future success, there have been no discussion with the consuming public as to the merits or wisdom of self-driving vehicles. Safety is a huge concern, but potentially putting millions of people out of work is the biggest concern.
4th Industrial Revolution
The Guardian states: “Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse.” Invention without ethics or morality will produce destruction.
A professor of robotics in England says “The problem with AI systems right now, especially these deep learning systems, is that it’s impossible to know why they make the decisions they do.” If this is true, then robots are already out of control.
When Technocrats discovered that computers could be used to control human emotions, the race was on to do so. The herd of people in society can be managed much more efficiently if emotions can be controlled.
Agriculture as we have known it, is finished. The rise of the fully automated farm is just a few years away and will completely obliterate the family farm that cannot afford such automation. The ascendency of the automated corporate farm will simply drive everyone else out of business.
Industry after industry is succumbing to robots that will supplant the human workforce. Many dairies employ illegal immigrants, thus they will be the first human workers to be jettisoned.
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.
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.