Every invention. Ever. Since the wheel...has made mankind more lazy.
Seriously. Have you ever thought about that?
Innovation is fueled by laziness.
Every practical invention since the dawn of humanity has been created with the premise of making lives easier.
A microwave heats up your food so you don't have to pre-heat the oven or build a campfire for that matter.
A car let's you turn a steering wheel and press a foot pedal to get around instead of trying to steer a horse or friggin walk for crying out loud.
Washing machines let's you throw clothes in a machine, instead of having to wash it by hand.
Every invention we've created as a species has removed more and more work throughout the years.
And now we're on the brink of achieving the ultimate goal of a procrastin8r - not having to do any sort of work at all.
You see, AI is coming. No, AI is already here. It's just gonna grow more and more in the future.
I mean you may already ask Alexa to turn off the lights before you sleep or tell you car to heat up before you go for a drive in the winter.
There are drone deliveries and automated cars. There are computer cashiers and even customer service chatbots.
All the productive work in society can soon be handled by artificial intelligence. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. And I reckon sooner rather than later.
We can all live a lazy lifestyle, not having to work.
I mean, heck, there won't be any (human) jobs available even if you actually, god forbid, WANTED to work.
It makes you wonder. Ya know, it always seems our value as a person is measured by what we contribute, and how do we contribute? Through work. Through performance. Through productivity. That sort of thing.
But when all of the productivity is...taken care of. What are we left with?
When there's no work left to do, when we've achieved the dream of our ancestors and gathered PLENTY of resources and created the means to do all the hard work, what are we to do at that point?
It is my hope that we embrace our laziness, collectively as a society.
My concern is that in order for that to succeed. In order for us to all just relax and say "the work is done. let's rest," then the rich have to be willing to redistribute their wealth.
Otherwise, we're left in a society where the rich own all the resources and we have no method (no jobs) to earn any of those resources.
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