A dystopian future where technology has made humanity obsolete is a theme older than the Industrial Revolution. History has proven that while some jobs are phased out thanks to technology more jobs are created by it, after all someone needs to monitor and make the machines. As technology grows and makes computing systems capable of reason, startups are making temporary gigs permanent jobs, and 3D printing makes it possible to make any object, the obsolete humanity idea does not seem so far-fetched. Kurzweilai shares a possible future with “The SAP Future Series: Digital Technology’s Exponential Growth Curve Foretells Avalanche Of Business Disruption.”
But it’s important to remember why employers can get away with this: They have power, and workers don’t. And as their power grows, they can engage in ever-more frivolous and gratuitous demands for job applicants.
A Notional Grand Strategy – Evidence-Based, Affordable, Balanced, Flexible
November 4, 2015 Robert Steele
NOTE: The below essay started out to answer the question, “does the U.S. Army need to be able to fight a conventional war with China and/or Russia outside the USA?” The answer is no. How I got to that answer should inspire a conversation. I include a concept for getting Congress to go along with radical change by making such change job and revenue neutral from district to district.
Phi Beta Iota: America the Beautiful is in the dumps right now, but these photographs put our national well-being in sharp relief compared to the horrors being endured by the Chinese people.