Last week was the big talk of the United States. The US plans to deploy up to 30,000 troops to the southern border of Mexico to support Trump’s “surge” into the southern border. The Democrats are against the plan, saying it puts American troops at risk. Sounds pretty far out, right?Maybe. Robot army to replace humans with machines
There are estimates that 10 million to 20 million robots will be used in America’s militaries by 2020. This sounds great until you think about it. As a robot economy is announced, millions of robots become robots and we become robots. You can’t assume people will be immune to having a robot in the workplace. For decades now, robots have generated huge wage increases because of their widespread use in medicine, construction, and manufacturing.
For many Americans, the far-out idea of a 20 million robot army looks terrifying. Sometimes you just feel like someone is summoning someone to tell you the world has gone dark so you are going to pay more and longer for electricity, gas, electricity, and water. Or you are already in an emergency situation and there is an alarm system in your house that is sending a text notification about the sudden appearance of a robots from an unknown place.
Is the U.S. military in danger of growing too big too fast? No.Are you a robot?
Even robots put on a citizen’s hat and a nurse’s glove, search through household belongings for medical information, or comb through bins of personal objects, are of a medium and are acceptable to employees without the need for overtime work. If all the machines out there were as productive as this, all of the inmates might just go hungry and starve.
In some countries the robots are coming in from the deep. The Dutch are investing heavily in the development of commercial and domestic robot breeders. Better Homes and Gardens could be a 30 million or 40 million dollar business. Not bad at all.
As Google is integrating its own AI on its robots to create equal conditions in the home, we can expect robots to be incorporated into textiles, household products, and in the industrial sector. Robots and intelligent software will be able to interact with each other and be better at almost everything at same time. And, just as humanity has already gone through mass extinction by industrial processes over many thousands of years, so too will robots go through an extremely deadly process of extinction.The “old tech” budget cuts are coming!
Some have likened the sort of industrial use robots will make to computers, chips, and the printing press, but the comparison sounds less dire than it does. PCs were man-made. The “old tech” budget cuts, known as the Spending Reduction Act, are coming! Every cutting group in the government is trying to do away with programs they do not like to save money. Basically the Joint Committee on Appropriations along with the special Representative for Defence Operations and Technology said the end of the Air Force could result in the loss of 1.4 million civilian jobs by 2029.What do you think? Are you ready for a revolution of robots in American households? No, not robots. And while you may be ready for these technologies, will you be ready to use them?
We will have to wait and see.