Here’s something to think about. Let’s take a moment to think about this and imagine the future we are setting up for our children and grandchildren. Let’s talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s is something which plays on my mind a lot and something I would like to use my blog to speculate on this subject. I often think about the economy and how AI and the current migration problems will affect the average persons living in the future. So, let’s cover the economy first.
Being in the first world we are all privileged. No matter what race we are, we are simply all privileged just for having been born into a society where we have opportunity and overall a good standard of living in comparison to those living in the third world. It’s understandable then that some people in this society dislike that feeling of privilege, it provides a feeling of guilt. Perhaps they want to blame someone else for this feeling of guilt they have, perhaps another race or even their own race, or just someone who is different to them. How might a person feeling guilt about their own privileged position of simply being born in the first world try to balance the seesaw with those of the third world?
Some might consider sending them supplies so as they can help themselves. Would this be a constructive idea? Those who feel overwhelmed with this guilt can choose to support this method and those on the poverty level within the first world can choose to concentrate on their own needs and finances rather than those on another continent. This idea also means the best within the third world remain there and provide a secure future for their own nation. This is overall a particularly productive process, however there could be more pressure, blame and accusations placed on the rich in the first world when not enough is achieved by the best in the third world. Another idea might be to welcome millions of third world people into our first world. Can the first world support this idea? Those who are rich are unaffected on the basis these third world migrants would not be able to afford to move to these neighbourhoods or compete with the people of these neighbourhoods.
The rich would likely benefit from wage wars where immigration has and will continue to provide competitive wage wars for those desperate to obtain an income to live. There may be laws to prevent this from happening, but that is not necessarily easy to monitor and prevent. The areas where the migrants will likely reside will no doubt be poorer industrial areas, where native workers are and will continue to feel insecure regarding their future employment. Civil unrest in these poorer areas is inevitable due to this anxiety about the new competitiveness regarding employment security. This will be especially the case if corporations are governed on statistical equality rather than ability. For this reason alone, it is unwise to invite the third world to the first world, but there are more reasons.
The first world has established a society which does not reflect the culture of the third world. In the first world we have been taught and expected to respect the rights of women and children, something the third world doesn’t necessarily inflict on its citizens. This had led to women dressing differently in the first world to what is expected in the third world. Men in the first world are expected to behave and act respectfully around women who choose to dress as they please, where in contrast some men in the third world are actively taught how to show disapproval of such dressing, examples being abuse, rape, torture. Even if that number is only small, it is still far greater than the men in the first world.
The same concern applies to children. How does the first world educate those of the third world without infringing on human rights due to discrimination and racism? Millions of tax pounds which could have otherwise been spent on those living in poverty in the first world, certainly paid by the first world poor as well as the rich would get stretched by paying for wasteful ‘education for ALL men’ to provide teaching of how to treat women in the first world, all to avoid discrimination and racism, even though such teaching would for the majority of first world males not be required.
Touching upon stretched government funding, public services will be stretched beyond what they are now. Salaries within socialised health systems would have to be reduced to afford the new influx of adults who will likely under these external cultural differences and conditions be dealing with mental health problems such as anxiety or depression going right through to over more difficult to remedy health concerns. Here the victims of the migrants who react badly to this new cultural society (like myself) also increases mental and physical social health care costs.
It has already been seen first world white collar career professionals migrating to other countries and continents to make more money, a small percentage go over to these third world nations. The positions however, left in their home nations get taken by someone from third world nations who were lucky enough to gain a higher education. This is great for their wallets but this in turn means there are fewer educated people in the third world who can turn those countries around or provide proper care. Obviously, there would be an impact in other public service areas in the first world. Police and monitoring will be an absolute in a society where cultures are clashing, and it is impossible to legally educate the new arrivals without being discriminatory and facing a law suit for such. But it’s not just migrants, where the problem lies. Let’s consider AI now.
Already services can be provided by AI. We can shop at home and get things delivered to our doorstep. Robotic post deliverers have been invented and at some point, there will be no need to have post people. If we do decide to go outside the home to shop, we have now replaced many employment positions at a cash desk with AI in self service counters. Uber hopes to bring about driverless taxis, and pilotless aeroplanes exist now also. Farming and fishing will no longer require humans. We can diagnose ourselves on the laptop now, as well as everyone around us. Not to mention AI can provide surgery at a higher risk-free percentage than a human surgeon can. Imagine the law suits brought against hospitals for ‘human error’ when AI is available.
Ah, but what about when AI breaks down? Well what? If AI can ‘fix’ a person, it can certainly fix another programme or system…without human error. What about policing? We already live in a big brother state. We have face/voice/fingerprint recognition on computerised systems. We are already constantly being observed. Our own personal profiles are being built each time we update our computers or get a new app or buy a new piece of modern day equipment. It is inevitable our streets will be policed by AI. And with civil unrest running high between the opposing jobless cultures it isn’t hard to picture civil war.
It could be questionable if a government would even be required in the future. The fact of the matter is, we know the migrant crisis is real. We know that multiculturalism is a kind ideology with respect of providing opportunity and sharing the wealth, but it also takes away that opportunity to improve in certain nations. It is also questionable what those coming here will achieve and for how long when, so many careers are at possible threat with the advancement of AI.
It is also questionable as to whether we should pressure those who are economically wealthy into providing care for the third world. And if it is not fair to enforce that morality on to the wealthy is it fair to impose those already existing in poverty in the first world to take responsibility for those from the third world either? Is it not better to let those who wish to help, help and those who do not wish to help or are unable to help take a back seat without criticism or imposed guilt? When all details are taken into consideration, just how optimistic can we feel about the future not only of the first world, but the future of the third world when we know we are taking some of their best along with some of their worst.
Is this all silly paranoia or are there some valid points?
What are your thoughts on the future?