What the future brings depends only on our intentions
Question from the Internet:
“When personal computers and the internet first came out, almost everyone thought it was going to be a little thing, but it is the most important thing in our society. When robots are done right, could it be as big a change as the internet?”
Honestly, I do not know what robotics will bring. Moreover, we are already using robotics, even AI, all over the place.
I fully agree with you; the Internet brought profound changes in our lives — on the one hand.
On the other hand, did Internet, does robotics change the direction of our life? Have we become any more clever about our actual purpose in life? Do we know why we are “called” human beings? Can we stop our desperately helpless stumble from one crisis to another, from one recurring vicious cycle to another? Are we actually solving our mounting global problems that are threatening our continuing existence with the help of our technology?
The answer is no to all of the above questions. We are clueless, and we are sleepwalking towards self-destruction as we speak.
And this is because what technology and tools we have are secondary. The primary factor in everything we do or achieve is why we do things and what intentions we use behind everything we do.
And our inherent inclination and intention is 100% self-service; it is the maximum accumulation and consumption of everything available for ourselves — mostly at the expense of others and Nature.
As long as we continue blindly using our cancer-like instincts, it does not matter what progress we make through Internet use or AI. In the end, we will continue using everything to control, manipulate, exploit, and destroy each other.
What the future brings and what will become of us depends solely on researching, recognizing our instinctive nature and then willingly and purposefully correcting it so we can become “truly Human” beings — what Nature’s evolution expects us to become.