Technology is fast replacing the working man and will eventually reduce the work force to bare minimum. Digital currency is replacing actual money (cashless society). Universal Basic Income proposes guaranteed income from the government, whether we work or not. Someone or something will end up doing everything for us; somebody else will be able to control how much money we have access to and how to spend it. Socially, however, what will be the result due to automation and the subsequent job losses? Seems to me like lots of people will be doing nothing and not learning, or knowing, how to do anything. This does not appeal to me and kind of scares me.
Why do modern buildings still have stairs? Because technology fails. When technology fails completely and terminally, what will you do? Will you thrive or panic like the millions of others?
As the development of machines to function and "think" like humans has progressed, technology is fast replacing the working man and will eventually reduce the work force to bare minimum. And, while the takeover of AI seems to be the stuff of sci-fi movies, we see it happening around us everywhere, everyday. It can do complex tasks faster, and less likely to make mistakes than humans. It makes our everyday lives easier and we enjoy, and even rely on, the conveniences it creates. The idea of AI dominating the world is closer to the truth than you may think.
How can we prepare? By avoiding total reliance on technology, and preparing as if it did not exist, surviving a technology failure will set you apart from the rest of society. Trying to think in terms of "old school" alternatives while using technology can help prepare as you go.
And what if defense against technology becomes a concern? Consider at least these options:
- Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) guns
- Ultra-high voltage to burn their circuits
- Water to short-out their circuits
Whether stranded on a desert island, deep in a dense forest, or facing a desolated city, there is one hidden peril that threatens our lives in all situations, and we can't outrun or hide from it; our own thoughts. Having a strong grip on our emotional state, and more importantly being able to control it, can mean the difference between life and death. Because we have become detached from our native habitat, we have no experience with being without our creature comforts and basic survival skills like fire-making. Being comfortable with learned primative survival skills and finding projects to stay busy will help keep the mind occupied on useful activities. Here are some other tips and tricks to surviving and keeping the mind healthy, rested, and in peak condition no matter what happens:
How does your brain impact your survival chances in the wilderness?
Tips For Staying Calm During A Disaster
How To Bug-in And Survive Long-term
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