The other day I was listening to a podcast about artificial intelligence (AI). It looks like this stuff is no joke. It's coming, and it looks pretty big... tsunami big. Ironically, the turning point came when they figured out how to design a computer to mimic the way our brain works - a neural network. This approach allows a computer to program itself... to learn, essentially. This technology has been used to create software that performs real-time language translation. A task it can now perform faster and more accurately than any human translator.
Think about that for a minute. In one fell swoop there is no more need for human translators. That's a significant amount of jobs. Where will it all lead? As a good friend of mine (shout out, Kathy) used to say, "Who da fuck knows". Wanna hear the scary part? AI has reached the point where it can now design better computers than human engineers can. Machines making machines. Does that sound like Terminator to you?
To me, all this potential change reinforces the importance of being grounded with primal knowledge. We've already gone around the block with technology thinking we could design something superior to nature. Instead, we found poor health and chronic disease. The world may change, but our needs will stay the same - whole foods, moving well, sleep, mindfulness, and connection. Come with me if you want to live.