|Don’t be a Robot when You Think! - Resume Not Required|
This blog is the result of an article written a few weeks ago via the Washington Post titled: What if this ATLAS shrugged? — DARPA unveils new humanoid robot. I think it is interesting to note that many people today fear emerging technologies that are designed to improve the everyday quality of our lives. Take for example the technology of robots. They can perform the same function perfectly day after day, month after month, year after year. They can do it quickly and without error. They are mindless, and yet they were programmed by people with minds designed to think outside the box so that the robot could stay inside the box.
In a profound way humans can be like robots that mindlessly do the same tasks day after day - like continuing to drive the same route five days a week to a job they do not enjoy themselves, but have programmed themselves to stay inside the very safety of the box they created. It would be an interesting case study for Gallop to take a poll on how each individual defines their own consciousness, as to when they are being human rather than being a mere robot in the image of a human.
Today there is an overload of information and expert opinions within our grasp like choosing what you would want to major in, or what school would be best for you to attend. One might save a lot of money and frustration by deciding first what you wanted to be before life automatically catches up to you and turns your thinking into group robotic thinking. It's like letting others tell you what you want, rather than knowing at your core what it is and what you want to achieve in life.
A lot of people I know would have saved a lot of money by knowing what they wanted to do before that inherited group robotic thinking. Are you still dealing with the stress of paying off student loans for an education that might be outdated, or an education that does not support your chosen career path? As Benjamin Franklin once said: I never let schooling get in the way of my Education. Part of our education process in life is getting our life on the right track - not someone else’s track, but our own customized life track.
So many life skills are transferable to new industries, new positions, and new ways of thinking. Thinking like a robot - which limits itself to its program - never allows you to escape from where you are to where you really want go, and in the end, where you deserve to be in life. After all it's your life, and where you are at is the result of all the decisions you made and didn’t make.
Most have come to terms with what they can’t be and that is ok. But few people have come to terms with what they could be! Fact is, you might already be in trouble because robots in the future could probably replace your current function, which is why we all must define all that we can be.
The world of the future has great potential for robots - know doubt about it - but the world of the future holds even greater potential for humans. By the time we run out of ideas for all that we can be, robots will run out of battery life for what they simply are. So remember - don’t be robotic in your thinking - and don’t let your education ever get in the way of your schooling, and your life!