Can Demonetization Help Boost Living Standard While Erasing Poverty At The Same Time?

Is it possible that in the near future almost everything will be demonetized?  Just recently I’d read a TheVerge headline “GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019” which suggests automation in the auto industry is actually speeding up as we speak.  If this is “gonna” happen, it will be a fun ride for everyone in this industry to figure out how they will adjust to such a change.  Could demonetization come sooner for the auto industry?

Imagine, the cost of owning a car associated with the costs of related industries such as insurance may add up more than just owning a self-driving car.  If this is the case, then a self-driving car can actually help bring down the costs of having to own a car.  It seems if we can automate car driving, why not every other mode of transportation?  Such ambition may drive and demonetize the costs of almost every mode of transportation that will be available in the near future.

I was just recently pulled over by the police for crossing a green light when another car also was trying to cross the intersection.  It was a weird thing for me.  Near the highway, there is a small opening which divides the left turn section that leads out to the main highway.  The light is green, but the traffic got stuck ahead of me.  I stopped at the green light to leave an opening for the other car to drive through, but this car couldn’t or wouldn’t want to drive through.

The traffic ahead suddenly moved forward and so I’d decide to either hold up the rest of the traffic behind me while the light is green so this one car could go through eventually or just move forward so the traffic from behind me could flow forward.  Unfortunately, this car seemed to be doing nothing as the traffic behind me on the right kept on moving forward as the light is green.  So I decided to move forward onto the main highway in my left-turn lane so I wouldn’t hold back the traffic behind me.  Unfortunately, a police car behind me pulled me over for doing I thought what would be best.  In the end, I told him I didn’t know what to do in such a scenario, and so the police just gave me a verbal warning.

I was lucky to not get a huge traffic ticket bill for the incident.  While driving back home I revisited the GM self-driving car announcement for 2019 in my head, and from within I knew I couldn’t wait for this whole self-driving car to become a reality.  Basically, I think the self-driving car could help clear me in such situation immediately.  Imagine the reaction of the police when they pull you over because your self-driving car got no steering wheel.

If they write a ticket, would it be billed to GM or to the insurance company?  Will GM provide insurance for the self-driving car or you have to buy one even though you won’t be driving the car yourself?  One thing for sure though, when the self-driving car makes mistakes, you know for sure you aren’t responsible for the mistakes.  In my earlier scenario, I guess the police wouldn’t even care to give out a verbal warning if the self-driving car was making the decision right?  Or the police can just write a citation to GM so GM would tweak their self-driving car software better, right?

As the video above suggests that demonetization for almost everything might become the reality of the future as more things are going to be evermore abundant as long we know how to generate energy near zero cost and whatnot.  The efficiency of renewable energy is going to be a very important factor in helping a futuristic demonetization society.

Furthermore, if demonetization isn’t in a future deck of cards, then we may see a lot of troubles ahead.  How come?  Imagine more automation can only be sped up as we speak because of competition from China and other countries that got a lot of demands for keeping their industries stay competitive.  The chain reaction of speeding up automation from abroad may greatly speed up automation at home.  The widespread of automation will speed up in taking out the human element in the workforce as time rolls on.  As more humans lose jobs to AI robots and other AI machines, I think demonetization will help us somewhat solve the problem of poverty as joblessness may become a widespread problem in the future.


AI Empowered Robots Debate Each Other in Rise 2017 Tech Conference Which Took Place in Hong Kong

Machine learning and current deep learning technology have allowed robots to be wiser than ever before, because the artificial intelligence within them is more advance.  Obviously, these robots were fed with huge amount of data so they could form logic according to their programmed algorithms.  So, in a way these robots with the help of current artificial intelligence could not become self-aware or self-conscious.  Meaning that when these robots are in unsupervised state, they could not form out of the box ideas and logics.  For an example, if an algorithm that directs the robot’s behavior reaches a limit, the robot could not form logic outside the limitation of such an algorithm.

You could argue humans are that way too, but at least humans could think out of the box or form new free-will or create a solution from a point where data isn’t readily available.  Even though humans could make big mistakes in such a situation, but with the right instinct and past experiences, even though without enough data for a current, never happened before event humans still could come up with a correct solution for the challenge.  I don’t think robots with current artificial intelligence could do something like this just yet.

Never say never though, because once robots with an even more advance artificial intelligence may eventually require no data to function in any situation, reaching humanity level and perhaps may even surpass humanity altogether.  If there is God, I wonder God would think one day humans, although a fish in a fish tank, yet could see God with their own naked eyes whenever wherever they choose.  Perhaps, current AI empowered robots are the fish in the fish tank, but one day they would see eye to eye with humans.  Check out the video right after the break to see two different AI empowered robots debate each other on various topics.  Enjoy!

China Uses Robots To Park Cars

Car parking is getting more creative, and especially in country such as China since 1.35 plus billion people are driving more than ever before.  This is why I think country with so many people are going to have to be more creative as the world is moving into the future.  The future when scarcity may be very real.  In this case, car parking spaces in China are scarce, and so China uses robots to manage car parking spaces.  Hopefully these robots are more efficient in time saving and space allocation when it comes to parking cars.  If this car parking system is working out rather well for China, I would love to see it comes to United States.  If nothing else, I like the futuristic aspect of it all.  Check out the video right after the break to see robots park cars in China.

China’s Robots To Replace Humans In Factories

Imagine our world is lacking of modern technology, thus labor units would go to the highest bidders.  The manufacturing groups would minimize cost and push their factories to wherever in the world which could offer the lowest labor cost per unit.  What would become of the manufacture industry if such a world would standstill forever?  It wouldn’t change much I assume, and companies would seek out the cheapest labor cost environment to install their factories.  Unfortunately, our real world is full of robots.  This means the future of manufacture industry will eventually exclude the human factor.  China’s manufacture industry is already experiencing the robot invasion.  China is smart though!  China is willing to retain the prowess of the manufacture industry, and so China doesn’t mind how robots would replace humans in factories.  This way China is still able to sell stuffs at bargain prices, pushing costs down, and outcompeting competitors.  Check out how robots have invaded China’s factories in the video right after the break.  Enjoy!

Scarlett Johansson Goes Robotic DIY Style

This guy spent $50,000 to produce his first robot in Do It Yourself kung fu.  I’d read an article on him before, and what I’d read was that he got no proper knowledge for making a robot, but he was a fast learner and persistent thus he was able to make his robot.  The robot, she looks like Scarlett Johansson.  Although her physical movements are still rigid, but her beautiful face is very life like until she tries to wink and smile.  Hopefully, eventually he would be able to smooth out her physical abilities.  Ricky Ma is the guy, and his robot is Scarlett Johansson.  According to the video right after the break, Rick Ma refuses to admit that his robot is Scarlett Johansson though.

Robots Are Taking Over China’s Guangzhou On New Year Of 2016

Robots are taking over Guangzhou!  Chinese New Year (and various other neighboring countries’ Lunar New Year), the year of the monkey, got 540 robots danced away to the festive tune against the backdrop of Guangzhou’s city skyline.  Drones flew overhead to enhance the festive choreography.