Some people worry about robots taking our jobs, but automation is already controlling our jobs and making us work faster and harder. We are constantly being evaluated and directed. See also the previous post about being an Evaluation Object.
It will be interesting to see what changes the next decade brings.
In the words of Nathan Heller in The New Yorker, “Many drivers regard autonomous cars as a pervert technology, like sex robots or Nespresso machines.”
Cars are becoming safer because of their electronics and sophisticated algorithms. But many people don’t want to draw the logical conclusions.
Artificial Intelligence can seem very godlike in its power and influence.
Technology has created the problem of Deepfakes, video so good you can’t tell if it is real or fake. The tech companies claim they can solve the problem with more technology.
There is lots of talk about individual human rights but soon it will all be irrelevant.
Some people believe automation will give people the opportunity to spend more time on arts, sciences, inventions, and generally enjoying the world we live in. Others aren’t so sure.
The world seems to be increasingly dysfunctional. As global warming and automation put more stresses on society, what will we do?
While America vacillates over autonomous cars – and many other things – China is going all out to take a leadership role.