Technology usually makes our life easier and more efficient. But there’s no doubt that it is also taking human jobs.
Let’s face it when the only thing that matters is the bottom line-a robotic system that can work 24/7/365, that doesn’t need raises, that doesn’t come with the host of problems humans stir up is very attractive.
Sure, there will be some jobs created to maintain the technology, but for how long? Robotic repairs and AI defensive systems will evolve quickly to do those human jobs, too.
Which leaves human labor where?
Will we be kept as exotic pets in a stratified society, where the rich maintain their position? Will we evolve arts and culture and achieve our dream of space exploration (truthfully, I could see the AI’s leaving us behind and leaving just to get away from us.).
There would be population controls and calorie rationing.
And while there would be much loafing about.
But let’s face it. Humans would screw this up. There’s an old saying: Idle hands are the devil’s workshop. It wouldn’t take long before jealousy and lack of purpose sets in and we turn on each other. The question remains: would the AIs eliminate us or would we eliminate them first?
Until next time.