Japan is probably a good 100 years into the future compared to America in terms of their acceptance and use of robots. I watched a video recently that showed a Japanese hotel operated almost entirely by robots. Robots check you into the hotel, they clean the hallways, wash the windows, and cook and serve you food and drinks. Japan has accepted robots into their culture as a way to maintain the quality of life they are used to, despite the population dwindling drastically and not having the human capital to fill jobs. Check out the video here:
I can imagine a future where robots are used in almost all areas of labor. America is afraid of allowing this to happen as our system is built upon the collective suffering and borderline enslavement of the human work force population. We’re afraid of robots taking our jobs. It’s inevitable. They don’t complain. They don’t sleep. They don’t get tired. And, you don’t need to pay them.
I say, “Bring it on!” If enough jobs are taken away, the system will be on the verge of collapse. People need money to survive. The government will have to come up with some sort of system to make sure people have money in their pockets so they can spend it. Eventually, only highly skilled jobs will be needed.
The number one killer in America is heart disease, which is usually caused by stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise. This “work thing” is clearly not healthy for our bodies. But, this is what we know and this is how we think we want it to remain. We’re too comfortable with the ways in which we suffer. We don’t even understand how much our liberties have been taken away.
Androids with communication functions could be used as therapists, butlers, friends, or relationship partners. There are many lonely people in this world that could use a buddy. Relationship bots could help decrease the human sex trafficking industry, prostitution, and the spread of STD’s.
People are worried about artificial intelligence and the rise of the machines. But, if it means I don’t have to show up to work ever again, I’m down with it.