I just finished 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari and while it was a big read with loads to take from it one thing stood out.
He talks about how AI is coming and the dangers of it, not in the form of sentient beings but the way it might be harness by a few to control to the rest, and one thing he said is how we could end up working for robots.
In fact, some people do.
Google search is controlled by an Algorithm that works constantly to better satisfy its users, it’s been created by hundreds if not thousands of engineers but no one person truly controls it, it’s AI and to a point controls itself, the engineers are just trying to steer.
But some people work trying to satisfy this algorithm to get found in search results, some people like me.
I’m a self-employed digital marketer, I work at home for myself but really I may as well be employed by the google algorithm because without it I wouldn’t be in business.
I’m not sure what my point is but it’s a strange realisation that you basically already work for a robot so I wanted to share. If nothing else it’s another wonderful book packed full of insight well worth reading.