So the Robots Won — Now What Do We Do when They’ve Taken Our Jobs?

Call it serendipity or just a coincidence.  Yesterday, anyway, we took a brief look at robot grudges that might bimagese remembered if/when they take over.  But what do we do if, rather than killing us, they’re content just to steal our jobs from us?  Enter ex-writers group friend from way back Ron Collins, via Facebook, and on his wall via THE GUARDIAN.COM, “The Meaning of Life in a World Without Work” by Yuval Noah Harari.  I’m not sure I agree with it all 100 percent myself, but the piece does bring up some interesting concepts.  And, for the science fiction writers among us especially, a possibly interesting view of the future by pressing here.

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  1. Interesting article Jim. Thanks. Just this morning, I was thinking how people are so apt with the ap’s on their smart phones, using both thumbs to play games or text, etc. I was also thinking how they miss what is going on beyond their little sphere. I see people come in to places, (offices, restaurants) and pull out their phones like one would put on a heavy coat in foul weather
    As the article sums up: “But what about truth? What about reality? Do we really want to live in a world in which billions of people are immersed in fantasies, pursuing make-believe goals and obeying imaginary laws? Well, like it or not, that’s the world we have been living in for thousands of years already.”

    Sad to see it’s already upon us, the immersion in anything but reality.

  2. And for example, look who was elected as our next President!

  3. Triana lives in Triana World. And a very satisfying place it is! Meow!




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