To robot or what to robot?

When robots make everything, who will be able to buy anything? This oneway technocracy street with no turning back on which we have to adapt or die, you might want to consider this: unless you have a society with no money and everything is abundant and free … a utopia far beyond UN Agenda 2030 and living wage socialism…then this oneway street is going the wrong way.

Did you want to hook up to the matrix now Mr. Heinlein?

Or, instead perhaps many of us will adapt, reverse course and grow our own bananas in the country, happy to let technocracy run the cities. But then the question is: will the technocracy let us be free? You should know that the answer is no, that is not how technocracy works. Technocracy is driven to control everything. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. If that day comes, the robots will be farming humans.

Technocracy is a sad dystopia if you are human. I am not suggesting that we all become Luddites. I am suggesting that there several ethical, moral and economic problems that must be dealt with before suiting up. There is little trust in any political system anywhere, too many lies and liars, no trust in mainstream media, shooting wars in 10 countries, one or more political systems who want to dominate the world, and a worldwide credit bubble that is ready to blow. Who wants to bring a robot up in that environment?

Since government is the least effective and most wasteful system in existence, shouldn’t government and public services be the first system to be fully automated and artificially intelligent? A goal of politician-free government is something that will unify humans and improve life far more than burger flipping robots and employee-free businesses. Let’s automate government first; great payback.

Just a thought.

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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