How many people think that simply talking to their computer to order it to perform a task is the cat’s meow? How many consider an app that writes their reports or their essays is a fantastic innovation? How many people have become so lazy that they do nothing for themselves?
That slippery slope is becoming a landslide of incompetent graduates and lost jobs.
Think about it. With technology like Alexa and Chat GPT, plus the occasional robot, companies no longer need to hire staff to fill positions:
to take customer surveys
to answer calls from clients and suppliers
to write reports
to store digital data
to fill out forms of every type and purpose
to handle bookkeeping and accounting in companies, banks, and governments
to inventory warehouses
to fill orders from stock
to write books, teleplays, screenplays, and game scenarios
to write articles for magazines, blogs, social media posts and threads, and news media
to act in videos and games
to host news and other televised programs
to design fashions and architecture
to take emergency calls
to diagnose patients online
to perform surgery (thanks to Elon Musk)
to interview witnesses
to present evidence in court
to gather and analyze data, including military intelligence
to drive cabs, transport trucks, trains, and any computerized cars
to fly passenger and transport planes
to pilot ships and submarines
to deploy weapons
to guard prisoners
to monitor and report weather
to plant, monitor, and harvest crops
to suppress fires
to run factories and repair machines
and the list goes on and on….
Do you really think Universal Basic Welfare was about protecting people from poverty? Do you really think that the college degree that you obtained by using technology to do the work for you will get you a high-paying and secure job? Do you really think that you’ll profit by replacing employees with technology, thus ensuring fewer and fewer people can afford your products or services?
Stop letting machines do your thinking for you.
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