Digital Age Future Outcomes


The future is here, well sort of, but really there are a lot of new facets that are coming out of nowhere from both the left and the right,  which makes one think, what are all the consequences from the fact that every year, there seems to be the introduction of this new technology that is changing the way we do things and with that, the way in which we think of how to get something done in our house or accomplish a  task when we are going to do errands. The technofuture, does not just include the blasting out of the speakers with the best selection of songs from a rave at a festival of electronic music, but it also includes the chance for change to make all of our society a lot more capable of doing things that our parents and their parents probably did not imagine that could be possible, in certain aspects — It’s a whole new ballgame out there with all the technological advancements that continue to come out of the market into products that are meant to make a consumer’s life a lot easier. If everyday life becomes a lot easier and humans do not have to work as long or as hard as they had before, and the daily tasks take a lot shorter to do, then what is going to happen when there is suddenly a lot more free time without as many responsibilities as there once was.

One aspect of technology that is clearly present and more people are beginning to see as a reality is that the machines that work with us through their artificial intelligence might indeed  behold the key to the  life that everyone always wanted — one of those realities is a way of  life that  might not have humans attached to having a job for the majority of their lives. No one can predict, what exactly the future has in store, yet,  there is no excuse to not want to dream and think, what would a life be without having a “9 – 5” job, which currently seems to be  a ridiculous prospect, but perhaps not one that is completely out of reach for the future younger generations, whose attachment to the waves of technology, might allow them to live a completely different life with much different occupations.

Obviously for jobs to not be required, there has to be a substitute force that  takes care of the normal everyday actions that we take everyday in our jobs. There is an example of technology within the Manufacturing sector, to go as far as create a factory whose tasks are all done by machines and are under the supervision of artificial intelligence. This is a reality that is growing not just in the United States, but all over the world, and albeit there might still be a longshot until a factory becomes completely ran by ai, yet there are more and more non human workforce working and substituting the traditional human labor force.  In other words, currently there are  a lot of robots that have already taken the work out of the hands of those factory workers who had been building cars, while in the sector of  agriculture, there are machines that can monitor the growing of a seed into a plant. When the crops are ready to be picked, there are already crops that are being collected and not just by humans, but also by the mechanisms that have been designed as machines. This could be the official  beginning to a new way of living, a  track towards a life without working full time by being at a job for the typical forty or more hours per week. The future then for the commercial automotive sectors as well as a growing segment of the agricultural sector is here, they represent the change that is coming as we have robots to help or completely take over the tasks that we have been doing for decades.

Automation is what this transition  is being called, where there are robots, machines with artificial intelligence that have been programmed to be doing the tasks that humans have been doing, their ability to labor for long periods without rest is without a doubt supplanting humans, as the labor force that can work all of the time, being able to get more work  done. This is not just happening in labor intensive fields, as tax preparation companies are able to provide services with bots who can file a person’s taxes. So a machine with the correct algorithms can move from doing other tasks that don’t have to be dealing with physical labor that blue collar workers have been doing only, they are also becoming present in customer service that goes as far as being able to file all of your taxes without need to have any human interaction. No industry will be safe by these changes, and just like blue collar jobs are disappearing, the  white collar workers in their industries are not automatically saved from losing their job during this period of automation.

If technology continues to develop at an exponential rate, then how long until we have to not worry about waking up early to get ready for work? There are a lot of theories that claim one year over another, but there is no actual timeline that says  the exact year of when the machines we continue to create will help us make a world with no major jobs for humans to work on without the help of some sort of artificial intelligence. If automation is going to change the way we work, then there probably has to be two outcomes.

A single possible outcome, which has been discussed in the previous paragraphs, seems to be extremely hard to imagine exactly how a world without jobs for people, due to the fact that we are part of a world that functions based on the labor that takes place day after day by us, thus if there is this future with machines taking over for us and as a result there are not going to be any jobs, then we as humans are going to have to cope with a life that will not have many responsibilities. No one would argue against a world where you do not have to work, that might seems ideal at first, but there will probably become much boring later on, as the week tends to drag with all of its seven days. Humanity could not be happy forever, just by hanging out and not doing anything, humans are to be active and they have to explore.

That is why the other outcome which would be  the complete opposite, and hopefully a future  that is more likely, would keep humans working, developing from all the help, new tasks that can be completed with the help of automation. I am a firm believer that  humans will find a way to keep busy the only way that we know how, which is by inventing new jobs that fulfill a purpose, that with these occupations can reach new heights, explore new frontiers that will keep us going in some direction, rather than just in one place, contempt from robots being able to keep a house clean.

Regardless, no matter what the outcomes are, there is also a probability that for some might be scary, while for others, they might welcome such possibility that creates a new reality for us to live in with a redefined purpose. Becoming used to a technofuture, for the longest time that I can remember, seemed to be a  reality that was once thought of as a picture inside of a sci-fi flick, but there is no doubt in my mind that technology in all parts of our life is the future of things to come and most likely as this technology that makes change possible, starts to grows in a much advanced capacity, it is going to have a chance to become smarter than human in certain aspects, which undoubtedly will add to our capabilities and will have a long lasting impact on our identity of how we complete our work  compared to how they were done by us and our ancestors. Future is not a movie, there are a lot of inventions and creations that make those items we might of seen in movies dealing with traveling into the future, seem like toys of the past. Artificial intelligence, is here to stay, and it will make us decide our outcome once it becomes embedded into our society to the point where we are accustomed of working with machines on a daily basis.

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Digital Age


The Digital Age is coming through in waves; there is a lot that is happening where technology is constantly transforming a lot of different aspects of how we get things done within our society.  The Internet of Things, or “IoT,” is the continuation of the transformation of the internet into a whole other interactive phase, as the net is now more than just a window to check the news or write a status update on a social media account. The x-factor in all of this change in process is laid up in the shoulders of the race towards a reality that has artificial intelligence intertwined with a modern society where the fruits of labor are going to be delegated by a more cost effective model, that is perhaps going to be fully capable of replacing a domestic labor force, if it creates a more favorable profit margin. As of now the state of intelligence can do something as complex as being able to drive a car, albeit not all great successes are happening to create a chaos, there is no doubt that the automation is replacing workers at an ever -expanding rate.The capabilities of a robotic labor force, is at a state where they are extracting insights from everyday interactions and decides what to do next with all of that information that is stored in the cloud. Once ai has experience from having driven in roads, then perhaps they can make decisions that are safer, and perhaps even come close to being something that is seen as impossible as being accident proof while driving on the roads.

It is the fact that the Internet of Things is based on different types of appliances that are able to communicate between each other, whether it’s a thermostat, a fridge, a vacuum cleaner, there are a lot of ways of making a home that is more energy efficient with the internet playing a huge part of the inner workings which make a toaster be able to talk with a fridge in the kitchen. As the current level of technology allows communication to take place, there is an expectation that such interactions will lead to there be more efficiency in the hopes of using less energy in their homes.  It is expectations for the people who now have these capabilities through Iot in their homes, a big part of the reason as to why they are doing such changes have a great deal to do with understanding that their life should become easier and at the same time efficient. .

Outside of the house, IoT can also take a sharp turn in helping rearrange other environments; as smart cities can utilize these new capabilities to improve the monitoring of its residents that use public transportation, while the agricultural sectors can be tremendously assisted with their crops, as machines have been developed to working with the crop and expropriating it, without the assistance of a human hand. Additionally, another segment of society will benefit is the healthcare industry, as with better monitoring, their work can have a different level of detail into the making of decisions in their everyday interactions with their patients.

The way all of this is happening is not magic, it lies on the data of objects, that are acquired through sensors, where the current level of Artificial Intelligence is gathering information to process and make decisions: what part of the day are we more likely to turn the heat down in a house?, to where should the bus line be during peak times of rush hours in a growing city?, or when is the best time to irrigate the growing crops in a field of tomatoes?  

AI tracks you, learns from you and most importantly, it is communicating with you. This might not just be for entertainment purposes only, but for the sake of learning our habits, our uses for the computer, assimilate how it is that things work and that way, the level of artificial intelligence can absorb as much information as possible, in a quest to adjust its abilities of helping us by helping out relieve the stressful parts of our normal day to day situations. In the future, I believe not to far off from now, the advanced level that AI  will reach will lead  for products that use a voice command like, Siri or an Echo, will be able to speak more in context with a person that is close to you, that knows about you, and can have a  great comprehensive conversations — they are there for you, when you are happy and they are there to cope with you when it is the opposite and you are feeling down in a mood that is rather sad where you would not want to speak to someone else.

Communicating an order command to a speaker is one thing that  seems has been achieved rather out of nowhere, that seems simple for humans to comprehend, when all they have to do is buy a product that you can have a level of communication that is based on the consumer asking questions to a product rather than manually search for the answer on their computer, tablet or cell phone. One thing is for sure, it is not magic, it does not seem to be easy for the computer to break down all the  information, yet there is progress that takes places every day, which makes artificial intelligence an entity that like the internet, can regroup itself, changing into a whole other different level in comparison to what  they were before.

Artificial intelligence is as I believe, not far from becoming acquainted with a user to such an extent that the ai can have this repertoire built between them and their users, that can include a computer with a charming trait, than can use a sort of humor that allows it to comfortable crack jokes with a person that is using it, when it is least expected. This is a dream team of sorts, as the artificial intelligence is working with humans to make things simpler, and out of that, there should be a positive outlook that after the waves of transformations that will come as technology continues to change our way of living, we can assume a clearer role and settle towards a comprehension of a new digital age that can converge the new generations to be more productive, as well as more conscious of their surroundings by having another element normalize practices that are more efficient and help the environment in the tremendous chore of saving energy or simply using energy in a way where it is not wasted like a TV wastes energy while it is plugged to the wall that no one is watching during a segment of the day, or a furnace that heats a home where no one is present for more than a half of the day.

It’s a like a secret, one that is slowly appearing around you, it just comes in changes that you see more frequently throughout the year,  but each year it is surely harder to ignore how much of our everyday live is being affected by the changes brought by the uses of new technologies,  making its new gadgets with its new inventions become a bigger presence  that is felt among those who have access to the new features of these new appliances. There will be a continuous phase that brings at a constant, the element of change into our ordinary routines and realigning the responsibility falls on the shoulders of the technology that is being worked to solve the issue and make our society one that is more simple, as simplicity is the overall aim that is being made  through the implementation of the  internet of things and its relationship with the technology that is working for the purpose of continuing the development of artificial intelligence that can interact with us and help us make our life easier so that we can focus on solving more complex problems.  

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Space Race


Technology is one of the ultimate aspects to the survival of our humanity. There is not that many other factors that have catapulted us as a civilization, as time and time again, the inventions from the railroad to the computer chip, have done wonders to the progresses that have to do with our processes of trade, transportation and our overall mode of thinking taking down walls of perception that we as a human entity have any limits that curtail our infinite dwelling of exploration. Humans are natural at being explorers, and as we enter new chapters, in yet another phase into human uncharted territory, that spans further than the moon and stares right into the red planet — Mars,  which is the closest to our own planet of the Earth. As the presidential election closes, the best candidate has won, and the current president readies himself to pass the baton to take over, it is without a question that all matters related to space and its exploration have to be further discussed. In case no one has noticed, while technology within the earth brings up countless of items and advancements for people to consume, there has to be more discussion about a race that has been taking place to build a spaceship that can put human beings and safely take them to where no one human has gone before.

The goal is complicated, yet the probabilities are not as unreachable as they were once before.The current president of the United States has literally put the thrusters, as his vision to send explorers to Mars is one that is of great ambition and of great importance as there are various companies in the private sector that are putting their resources along with their intellectual prowess to form groups of teams to realistically make this vision take place into a concrete sequences of trial and tests to obtain the results that when ready can catapult us into a reality that makes the human race into a trans-planetary species. In other parts of the world, China, members of the  European Union, India and Russia are all in for this challenge, as they are also using their resources to provide answers to all the complicated questions accompanying such incredible tasks, while the United States works with a private sector that has the most interesting twist as there undoubtedly is a brilliant collaboration between the public and the private sector that looks to expand beyond the profit model and touches upon the unordinary which is to travel to and from with the set mind of not just being able to go to mars, but more ambitiously gather the reality of beginning to grasp how is it that with all the information that has been collected through satellites and rovers that we can as human understand how to colonize that red planet.

The next president will no doubt have their hands full dealing with a  globalized world and the continuous unpredictability of nature, but the next elect president of the United States can not afford to ignore one bit of the progress that is taking place between the private company (Space X) and the public government agencies (NASA & Boeing)  as this space race can be the blast off the advancement to humanity. While a worst case scenario that includes the pipelines continuing to be laid and to explode, tankers capsizing and the carbon emissions fail to drop to the point that the planet becomes unable to host humans, than perhaps a path towards redemption will have been served by the actions that were taken by the 43rd elected president of the United States. The government agency of the US, has with the president laid a bold plant that is aiming to colonize Mars by 2030, to what extent this concept of colonization is not exactly clear, but the point at hand is that the government of the United States and its space agency is in a way back in business from what seemed to be a too long of a dormant state, where the only thing that had seemed to happen was launching satellites and missions to the International  Space Station.

Now the prospects of setting foot in our nearest planet do not seem impossible to take place within the lifetime of our grandchildren and with the recent explorations of the curiosity rover the thought of having a way to preserve human life in a martian atmosphere can even begin to have a sense of plausibility that can induce the notion that perhaps the grandchildren of the millennial generation can have (if all goes according to plan) a one of a kind trip to another planet as a viable choice during their lifetime. This is the process that is taking place and with a president that is open and supportive to the trials and errors that should take place between all public and private actors that are involved in making a sustainable form of transportation that can safely take cargo as well as human beings to a whole other planetary frontier within our solar galaxy – giving the human race the chance of being able to travel to a neighboring planet.

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