Idle humanness


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What else is there to do but…walk? (Photo by Wells Baum)

Humans are organic algorithms. We are cardiologists, historians, and taxi drivers that represent a bank of knowledge and reproducible skill.

In 2005, Thoms Friedman famous proclaimed that the World is Flat. What he didn’t foresee is that the democratization of phones and web access would render human thinking useless. Cars will be autonomous, robots will conduct surgeries and give Spanish lessons to kids. Pattern recognization.

Intelligence is pattern recognization, whether it comes from the mind of a human or through the voltage of a computer. But the latter is 10x times faster and doesn’t tire out.

What will we do when we have nothing to do? Art, too, will be robotized — books will write themselves, paintings will mechanized. We are condemned to innovate for the sake of human self or will be left scrolling in boredom.

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