This is a sobering look at where technology is taking us.
Robots to take over jobs in human service industry, increasing the percentage of unemployed Americans.(NaturalNews) The so-called “service industry” – which includes restaurants, entertainment outlets, retail stores and hotels, among other businesses – has traditionally been one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, even in a struggling U.S. economy. But its workforce could be decimated in the years ahead by the coming explosion of robotics, which threatens to slash millions of jobs much in the way the use of robots have downsized employment in the nation’s manufacturing sector.
“If you meet Baxter, the latest humanoid robot from Rethink Robotics – you should get comfortable with him, because you’ll likely be seeing more of him soon,” according to a March 26 story by The Fiscal Times. “Rethink Robotics released Baxter last fall and received an overwhelming response from the manufacturing industry, selling out of their production capacity through April. He’s cheap to buy ($22,000), easy to train, and can safely work side-by-side with humans. He’s just what factories need to make their assembly lines more efficient – and yes, to replace costly human workers. But manufacturing is only the beginning.” The employment writing is on the wall, and it’s not pretty: Jobs for humans are simply going to become even more scarce in the years ahead, as companies develop – and businesses and manufacturers enlist – more robots to do the jobs that need to be done. That will gut unions, weaken households and boost poverty – except among the privileged elite.
The robots are coming – for your job
What kind of world do you think this would be without science or technology? I think about this and I come to the conclusion that the world actually might not be so bad and in some cases even better than it is today. I base my opinion on what I know. I cannot base my opinion on what I have been told. Example: They say that Louis Pasteur invented a method to stop milk and wine from causing sickness, a process that came to be called pasteurization.This may be true but then again I do not know? I know they said that Columbus discovered America but I have discovered many writings that say he didn’t and weren’t Indians already where they call America? As a matter of fact I can state unequivocally that pretty much everything I was taught in school was a lie. Even the way I was taught to read and write or do math I have discovered was a lie? A kind of low-grade fuel for the “automobile”. I uncovered faster and better ways to read,write and do math all by myself. I have to cut out all the fat so to speak and deal directly with the meat…so to speak. Heresay regardless of being correct or not is useless in my quest for truth and understanding. So…I contemplate the world and its inhabitants and its necessities and superfluities. I look at my life from birth to present and contemplate society and societies advances and I can easily categorize a few major areas of importance and relevance. Health (mental,physical and spiritual),living conditions,human development. A surprisingly short list? Nevertheless….using this criteria as I analyze the advances of modern society I inevitably come to the conclusion that perhaps we would be better off without science and technology. Example: No technology = no television. No television means I must go outside and be close to mother nature and inside I must be closer to my family etc. Most would say that technology like science has no doubt improved the living conditions of modern man but has it really? People are working harder than ever today to make ends meet…just to get food on the table in many cases and this is in America? Science Example: Science has created vaccinations and other cures for diseases etc right? When I think of how science benefits me directly I can only think of the study I read yesterday that said less educated people are dying younger. Which is a non sequitur (statement containing an illogical conclusion) since a study months ago showed that American high school seniors read at a 5th grade level. Everyone is miseducated so does that count as less education? Does miseducation count as less education? It should. If science has been so beneficial why are people dying younger today? http://politix.topix.com/homepage/2232-less-educated-americans-are-dying-younger Perhaps I would not have the material comforts that I enjoy today such as a smart phone but then again what good is a smart phone to an intelligent person who doesn’t particularly enjoy talking to stupid people? Perhaps I would not have a nice car to get to work in but I work from my home and really don’t need a car? Perhaps I’d have better relationships with my family,neighbors and community if there were no science or technology? Any thinking person must admit that it seems as if the more advancements are made in science and technology the more the human being becomes distant…less human? It seems to me that since I have been born the only thing I can see from science and technology is that now I’m observed 24/7,they’re experimenting with mapping the brain to determine how to influence (which is a subtle and kind word for control) people,they’re sending crap to mars which I cannot verify,they’ve created social networks to waste my time and herd sheep into cyber cages of their own choosing and they have created better idiot boxes and weapons (to kill the body and the mind) and cell phones to allow people to turn in their neighbor for pissing on his own garage or to report the funny looking guy with the turban to authorities all the while being groped themselves and being concerned that any day the fools in charge will legalize rape. It is 2012 and they can’t solve a drought? No cure for cancer or even the common cold? Can’t solve hunger or homelessness? Yeah…personally I’m not impressed with either science or technology. Technology and science? So what.
Cellphones…usage of these devices require far more research,study and analytical inquiry into the effects on human beings.Since I am attuned to subtlety and since I periodically “remove myself” ” from this world”… I am able to perceive a persons subtle,psychological and behavioral shifts when they have their cell phone in hand.First and probably most obvious to me is that it makes people think they are important and powerful. It is a status symbol. In essence the person “becomes their cellphone?” Their identity is subtly,psychologically inextricably tied up in their cellphone. Is what I’m saying important? Yes! The psychological and behavioral shift is what is important because this shift is towards the robotic and away from conciousness.Over time this shift becomes permanent. Technology absorbs our consciousness. Consciousness is what makes us “human”.Technology is absorbing our consciousness. The day will come when technology has absorbed all the humans consciousness and that day….humans will be the robots and the robots( technology) will be closer to human than humans are to human. Future generations will gradually move this shift more and more towards the robotic (technology) and actually begin life closer to a robot than each preceding generation….I can foresee (without psychic ability)…the day when man shall become a robot and all the science fiction stories will come to pass (robots taking over). Honestly… the robots have already taken over but I hope that some can be reached. Now I am not anti cellphone…not at all…I’m just expressing my concern about what I see. The bible says “they will become as that they worship”. I overstand that this is technology. Cellphones being at the front of a revolution in not just technology…but in consciousness and that is what is important.