2020 is here and with it comes a lot of possibilities. Instead of looking back at the last year’s notable events and developments, I prefer to look forward, not that last year was not a notable year, but it’s over, and it’s time to move on and into the unknown future the new decade presents.
I’m hoping we see an end to the dominating frenzy presented by all the political noise and fake news clutter. With AI on the rise, maybe we will start seeing less garbage from panels of pundits treating opposing views with disrespect and twisted catch phrases. It just wastes a lot of time you could be spending more productively – if so inclined as too few are.
So….Bring on the new wave of software generated news avatars that deal more with facts than opinions. Bring on the robots that lower the cost of goods and services and eliminate the need for multiple management levels and HR departments. A world managed by advanced AI SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems – served by an advanced robotic workforce of automated self autonomous machines. You don’t have to like it, but it’s coming. You may not have built these systems, but you’re going to inherit them. Hopefully we’ll improve them somewhat while we still remember how.
AI and robotics will transform almost every industry and social activity in a good way. This includes faster development of medical advancements, enhancements, entertainment, education, even politics and religion. AI will be the new religion if it isn’t already, and robotics our political muse. This won’t all happen next year, it’s been an ongoing process that will accelerate each year from this moment on out to it’s eventual decline – for we all know that nothing lasts forever.
Now there’s no need to get too worked up about the future just yet. Maybe next year we all take a breath and enjoy what we have. If you’re not sure what that is then let me remind you….we have this moment in time, and we have each other (for better or worse). How we spend this time, and how we treat each other is not up to some algorithm or a random piece of code. It’s how we feel and think. Getting the head and the heart to work together is incredibly complex. It makes each one of us unique and incredibly interesting. Before we become too dependent on machines and software, let’s enjoy the freedoms we have today to think and appreciate each other.
…and remember that robots are people too……
….Because someday they might not appreciate how they have been treated along the way. Who’s to say that we weren’t the original machines?