I was blown away at the video shown in the lecture – a possibility of what the future may hold. If everything was networked together, and can communicate via the internet – converting our messages into code these devices recognise. But what I did gather from this video is that well – how lazy is the human race about to become? If everything will be done for us by robots, would that make things easier, or make us lazier?
If you haven’t seen the video, watch it here.
In the article by Julian Bleecker, he describes that:
Once “Things” are connected to the
Internet, they can only but become enrolled as active, worldly participants by knitting
together, facilitating and contributing to networks of social exchange and discourse,
and rearranging the rules of occupancy and patterns of mobility within the
What this means is that once we do start connecting regular ‘things’ or objects (such as a vacuum cleaner or cooking oven) we ‘rearrange’ the rules of occupancy and patterns of mobility within the physical world, (we are getting robots to do things for us).
In the video description Ericsson “believes that in the Networked Society, more than 50 billion things will be connected, in order to make our lives and our businesses more efficient and more enjoyable.” – source. As I mentioned earlier, would it make things more efficient? or make us lazier. What it does is make us rely on technology a lot MORE than we already do. What happens in the case of a solar storm? We would be sent back to the stone age. What about hackers? Turning on somebody’s oven and burning their house down. There’s a lot of consequences to come with a technology filled future.
What do YOU think our future looks like?