I’ve been saying for months now that technological change is quietly creeping up on us and the future isn’t going to be what most of us have imagined it will be:
A tire that is also a propeller pic.twitter.com/B8dWPamWFT— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) July 15, 2019
How did Alibaba sell $31.5 billion of products in one day?— Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) July 16, 2019
The workforce of the future is humans and machines co-creating value.
Take a look inside @AlibabaGroup's smart warehouse, where robots do 70% of the work, with 300% more efficiency pic.twitter.com/BEemerihr8
Holy shit … this is me now.
If we lived in a sane country, our leaders would be talking about the massive implications of artificial intelligence. Instead, we are living under late liberal democracy and the national political conversation is about open borders, Israel, reparations for slavery and forced busing.
In the future, we will have AI, IoT, virtual reality, Hoverboards, flying cars, cities with “brains,” but we won’t have borders. Young men won’t have real girlfriends, but sexbots and virtual reality bands. They probably won’t have jobs either. We’re steadily becoming wealthier and more technologically advanced, but our culture and politics hasn’t caught up with technological change and has declined.