“Will the Human Legacy be Legacy Humans ?”
Lately, much has been written about the progress of Robots, from Google’s self driving cars, to new Humanoid forms that are rapidly developing. A part of the discussion is that Robots will cost jobs in this industry or that. Others claim that Robots may be disruptive in some areas, but that people will move to high level jobs that get created, and everyone benefits.
In film we are also seeing more Robots than ever. However things don’t usually go very well.
Here at LegacyHumans.com the aim is to create a forum for discussions about the replacement of jobs by Robots, and the policies our society comes up with to deal with the millions of Legacy Humans that Robotics and AI create.
We will examine specific industries and jobs and news about Robots, and provide a platform for discussion.
We are not anti-robot luddites. Progress won’t stop, Robots can’t be uninvented. They are a part of evolution. I love my Roomba, but it did allow me to finally fire my housekeeper Sophie. It also led me to the realization that, from now on, I will always have a Robot. When this one breaks I’ll just get a newer model. I’ll never go back to vacuuming my house. Why would I ? And can I please get a Gecko style Robot to clean walls and ceilings ? Robots are great, Right ?
Fireing the housekeeper was a micro economic decision, like those made thousands of times a day. Those decisions will, It seems, add up to a significant disruption in Human employment. I refer to the displaced as Legacy Humans.
Worker displacement by technology is nothing new, it always works out for the better, right ? I’m not so sure this time. Because this time it REALLY IS different.
Cheap, effective, special purpose Robots are poised to explode onto the scene, and I wonder if the world is ready. But ready or not, here they come.
Stay Tuned….MC Anton Editor, LegacyHumans.com mcanton@LegacyHumans.com