Friends, Romans, Countrymen
I know it’s a cheek to quote Shakespeare for a title, however, we are all human beings and changes are speeding up because of technological advances. We should try to remember we are not alone. We share this planet and have the necessary wherewithal to protect and save if we can just get over our instinctive feelings of fear, hatred and bigotry.
To quote a line from Carry On Cleo “Infamy, infamy they’ve all got it in for me!” If we share what we have with those who haven’t we can end poverty, reliance on fossil fuels and hunger. Why isn’t this happening already? You know the answer, those who have don’t want to give anything away to their fellow travellers who haven’t. We can house and feed everyone without destroying forests which help us breathe and regulate atmospheric pressure. If we pool our resources we can reduce the waste in the deserts, planting fields of solar panels in these areas which get very little rain would generate more than enough electricity to keep the planet fossil fuel free, reducing carbon footprints and giving everyone access to renewables. Why won’t this happen in my lifetime? Because there is far too much distrust, bigotry and hatred that’s why. We would have to respect each other, end bigotry, hatred and war accept and welcome diversity. Then work together to move the generated solar power around the planet to power all the existing tech and all the innovative tech to come. Technology is making our lives better, easier and providing more technology is creating new jobs while removing others which can be done better by robots.
I don’t want to get on the AI debate since I don’t know enough to make a call in favour or against it. I will offer that autonomous cars, planes, ships and robots seem to be coming. What opportunities will be left open to us? The coming generations will they thank us for removing job opportunities in the service industries? Work that so few want to take up these days. Or will they welcome the opportunities for working with the technology to develop faster data gathering, data sorting and solving problems quickly and with less fuss? Will their come a time when people enjoy more downtime with the technology rather than working 24/7 until burnout? I would love to see a time when transport, food and power are shared with everyone, technology is used for peace and armies, navies and airforces are no longer required. When we can all receive the respect owed, when hatred and mistrust become things of the past our children’s children’s children read about in history and wonder why that lasted so long.
I respect you for taking the time to read this far, dear reader, please leave comments if you disagree with me as I merely write my views which I know some will share while others will disagree with me. Debate is healthy, dictatorships aren’t, so let’s please have health, family and friends in abundance and respect our uniqueness as well as others right to be unique. Thank you for visiting and I never claim to be right only different.