This blog post contains several questions, to which I hope you can help me find the answer.
Automation assists in such a way that we will no longer need to do menial and dangerous jobs, so that we can place our focus on the things that really matter – a chance to be more fully human towards each other.
The Swedes have recently introduced their 6-hour work day standard. Sweden is highly-advanced in engineering industrialized applications, robotics, and automated manufacturing technology as evidenced by highly-successful Swedish companies like IKEA, Alfa Laval, and Ericsson, to name but a few. The implication of this is an advanced economy which now enables the Swedish population to dedicate more time to their family, friends, self-improvement and spiritual well-being. By and large, this allows the opportunity to introspectively rediscover how to be a better human being towards one another.
The current wave of global power struggles and conflicts tend to suggest that we are slowly losing touch with our own humanity due to the greed of power and money. Would Greed and conflicting Egos become the ultimate Weapons of Mass Destruction which will successively wipe all of us off the face of this planet? Consider the old adage, “Money is the root of all evil“. Ironically, most of us need enough of it to survive and live comfortably. An interesting question here would be: Can the advancing automation technology provide surplus for everyone in the entire world so that money eventually becomes obsolete?
Even if money is here to stay, shouldn’t it be used to feed the poor and provide free education for all instead of continually being used to manufacture military-grade weapons? The South Korean military has even deployed autonomous robot gun turrets that can detect and lock onto human targets from kilometres away, day or night! We are seeing what appears to be a self-destructive pattern here.
Shouldn’t we stop the insanity by deciding to collectively live an eco-conscious and partnership-oriented lifestyle? Perhaps the only way we are going to survive as a human species is if we are all willing to put our ego aside and learn to share. We have to be willing to seize the opportunity to understand each other better emotionally. Maybe then everyone could work together to figure out how best to save the world in time before we blow ourselves up into oblivion and extinction. By placing aside Greed, Anger, and Hate, we could deliberately focus on using our powers of imagination to create innovations that help our fellow human being, animals, plants and the entire natural reality in which we all reside.
Who says a Utopia isn’t possible? It starts within the mind, heart and soul after all.
Are you connecting the dots?