I have decided to write a book about what I fear is the greatest threat to mankind and what might be too late to stop. I am no expert, I do not hear voices in the night that speak to me, I do not have a sixth sense, I simpy observe and look forward and extrapolate. As top of the food chain, we rarely have felt threatened by our own demise, albeit through natural or societal causes. We kill what we want to eat, we take what we want with force, we reap what we sow. We live in many ways by Darwin's rule of survival of the fittest. It is a crual reality but it has worked and has kept a balance in the world.
But something is changing? Something has changed. And it is a force multiplier. As much as I would like to point the finger at the grotestque and lothesome politicians and bankers, they do not worry me. They will cause mass carnage financially and more carnage through their wars but they are not to be feared. They sicken me but as history has recorded dating all the way back to the time of Jesus, the money changers will be thrown out of the temple and the politicians will be removed from office either by votes or force.
So what keeps me awake at night...what do I fear. I fear we are replacing ourselves without even knowing it. We are about to be replaced on the food chain by our own creations. Artificial intelligence is replacing human labor at a staggering pace.
Acording to an article in Computer World, "One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025".
In China, noodles are being made by robots as seen in this video....
"Let me share to links found just tonight on the Drudgereport. http://theweek.com/article/index/273612/how-computers-will-replace-your-doctor
So even artificial intelligence is coming to areas that are considered at the top of our economic ladder.
So isn't this a good thing? Won't this make life easier for us all? The answer is NO.
Let me share with you an article from The Harvard Business Review....