Have Machines Already Taken Over?
Perhaps in a way more subtle than any sci-fi movie has rendered; machines are become more dominant. Kids working at McDonald's can't make change without the computer's help. More doctors are using robotics in surgery and even cars are being equipped with devices that will warning you of the proximity of others approaching on your blind-side. There are also little robots that will clean your house. Yes ... that's progress but is it truly just the beginning?
I just went to see Terminator yesterday with my family and we had this conversation afterward. I don't think machines have "taken over" per se, I think we make ourselves slaves to machines voluntarily. I couldn't deposit money at the bank one day a few years ago because their systems were down. Accounting by hand was not an option. The more I think on this subject I find myself wanting to keep a written phone book again. I know a few people who still use Rolodex. Technology does keep us stupid. I don't know my own mother's phone number by heart because I just tap on her picture in my phone and it starts ringing. Being computer savvy isn't exactly genius because what we're really doing is telling a machine to do something we would rather not do ourselves. Machines are extremely useful and some are crucial. Most are not really 'needed' but we've been conditioned to think they are.
I think that we way too dependable on electronic devices and technology and some ways we are out of control like Trying to fix the car if the computer or sensors go screwy then we can't fix it.yes i am semi anti-technology i do not want a car that drives itself or doctors to be replaced by Wikipedia.
Speaking with perhaps some inside knowledge, after all my Better Half's name is Kate and is my mother's name Sara? Please be vigilant and suspicious of the Machines. Everything from the so-called political Machines that promise everything to the Machines that supposibly make life easier for us or increase our leisure-time and reduce our aerobic activity. Be vigilant...
Robots were designed by humans to simplify our work but it seems that we are relying on robots too much that people are becoming jobless
Machinery has taken over are everyday operations to make it easier. Many companies even Google is acquiring robotics company and investing in it heavily. But there are certain disadvantages associated with technology taking over which we will release in near future.
I am still curious as to why a few years back all the televisions had to be changed? Are there secret chips inside? Hmmm!
I say this half facetiously. When you think about everything that machines do and potentially can do, it has made manual labor by people relatively obsolete in almost every way. As we've pretty much automated ourselves out of the "hunter gatherer" way of life and have automated 90% of farming, our own laziness has been the beginning of our downfall.
The fact that even programming can be outsourced to other computers to write code, has made even high educated job earners dispensable. Machines can produce self made music, art, and blog all by themselves. Chances are you've read a computer generated blog this morning (this answer being human generated).
Plus the labor is just cheaper.
We have now created a method of self driving cars and machines that actually learn from doing. We have computers like Watson and Baxter that we've seen on television have competed against humans in Jeopardy. Even now, a human winning against a chess playing computer at its highest setting is comical.
The evolution of the computer and the machines is getting more sophisticated while we as human beings are getting stupider. Don't believe me? Fifteen years ago, if I asked you to tell me the telephone numbers of the people you called most often you'd be able to rattle those numbers off from memory. Can you do it now? No. Why? You have those numbers stored in your cell phone and you let that memory muscle atrophy.
Welcome to the age of Idiocracy. Should the machines gain consciousness or make the very logical decision that our existence is just wasteful, it would not be a problem to phase most of us out of existence.
Mankind is headed into one of two directions. Either we're going to head for a labor free utopia where all we need to do is enjoy ourselves OR a newly made industrial revolution where no one can afford to live because mechanized labor is the most affordable and our economy crashes with the exception of the top .01%.
The machines have taken our jobs and the only thing left is whether we can survive in this new information and labor free age.
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