@firmware_pimp I put these pieces together recently after working in tech for a number of years, and have come to a similar conclusion. The future will belong to those who can best work with machines. Coding, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics.. Not having these skills will be like being a subsistence farmer in the peak of the industrial revolution. Most low-thought, repetitive tasks will be replaced by software (digital tasks) or robots (physical tasks). this is why I'm studying programming and data science like my life depends on it.
In fact, I think we could go a bit further with this. It's possible we're already much closer to this point than most people think.
For example, I have no children, but many CPUs. In some ways, I feel like I've been outcompeted by AI right now, and I'm just a sort of human 'fudge factor' in a larger machine which is mostly composed of technology with a few humans in between to grease the gears.
People think the 'machine war' is going to start with skeletal death-bots and laser rifles, but really it's going to feel like everyone who is successful is profiting from aiding/collaborating with the machines and non-collaborators being left behind. Humans will be allowed to remain in their natural habitat, fucking around in cities and towns trying to produce food to eat, while more and more energy resources will be contained with a mostly-mechanized/automated loop of extraction and production with a few humans benefiting.
Everyone frames this as 'people with high-tech win over people with low-tech', but could it be viewed as 'high-tech itself with human sub-modules is now the dominant life-form'?Read More
@Schafer Yeah, I think what you're saying is compatible with my point. Gorillas aren't doing too well either. My full point is that there's a period in development where the 'new thing' is not yet fully dominant, and it looks upon the 'old thing' as a threat, and this usually ends up with most of the 'old thing' getting wiped out.
However, once the new thing is developed enough, it no longer sees the old thing as a threat, and may act to preserve it for research or observation (or entertainment), similarly to how we treat gorillas.
So I think most people will be wiped out/pushed aside/outcompeted by AI, similarly to how stone-age tribes are outcompeted by modern technology, but not entirely wiped out.
@disciple_monk This probably isn't what you're looking for, but writing several paragraphs about her is not the right approach from the start.
Have you played Call of Duty? You don't write 5 paragraphs about what to do when the game begins, do you? You just run in, and shoot, and slowly learn over time. Of course you're going to die, but analyzing a single death is not worthwhile. If you get killed 10 times in a row the same way, then you think about what you did wrong.
This might be an overly autistic video-game analogy, but the point is, treat dating as a volume game rather than an LTR marathon when you're dating your first few girlfriends. My biggest mistake was taking each single relationship far too seriously, and failing to sample the full distribution.