One of the most perplexing questions I get, and I’m sure many of you do too, is “What do you do?” For better or worse, it’s how the world used to work. We were products of our situation, our education, and some arbitrary societal rules. You could assume a lot about a person by their answer to that question. It’s usually a horribly simplified version of themselves that doesn’t begin to express their value. And well, we know how assumptions turn out.
There are tens of millions of people that subscribe to a single occupation philosophy, and that’s not going to change any time soon. It’s also true that many of us have evolved to be stateless in our endeavors and exploration. We’ve chosen to pursue many things, things that interest us, challenge us, or motivate us.
As we move forward, some things are true… automation is going to increase its footprint exponentially, and it’s going to impact those with a single occupation more than others. Not just in the manual labor, transportation, and retail markets, but in places that are thought to be human exclusive domains.
AI and machines are doing more in music and the arts that you might expect. Everything from composition (Aiva) to performance, and when you consider things like digital effects (Adobe’s magic wand with Sensei AI). That’s not even scratching the surface of the changes coming in the creative arts.
And the medical field? Look up Giovanni Montana’s work in xray and AI. Legal? Luminance and eBravia. This list is a mile long. All of the incredibly lucrative “college required” fields are subject to automation too. Oh, look up Neocis (dentistry).
What about construction? There’s ICON.
This isn’t a bad thing in my opinion – as someone that simply loves and embraces technology of all kinds. It can be alarming if you’re not ready to hear it – but that fear won’t change it.
Here’s a reality check… our current government is not prepared to handle this outcome. Our “leadership” tasked staffers with developing questions to grill Zuckerberg. This is alarming – Zuckerberg runs intellectual HyperLoop powered circles around our government officials. This should be quite alarming to you. If it’s not, it could be that you’re not fully grasping what it means to have people in our government that don’t “do email.” or text at the very least.
We have a chance to change that in 2020. All but one of the candidates running in the democratic race are more of the same, specifically from a technological background. Our country can no longer afford to be led by someone that doesn’t directly understand how to grill someone like Zuckerberg themselves, and publicly. We need leadership that is intellectually comparable to the best minds in technology – and doesn’t have to rely on staff recommendations and lobbyists as their primary data set.
This is why #ISupportAndrewYang in 2020. He’s the only candidate that makes sense for the 21st century. Learn more about Andrew Yang here. #humanityfirst