September 29, 2013
As much as seventy percent of the human race will become obsolete within just three generations.
Because robotics technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that
highly-capable humanoid robots with advanced vision recognition and
motor coordination systems are going to take over most menial labor
Most of the physical work done today by humans will be
turned over to humanoid-shaped robots built much the same way we
are: two arms, two legs, two eyes and roughly the size and shape of
a 5' 9" man.
There will be no more need for people to pick crops, paint houses,
clean windows, drive ambulances or even fight wars. Humanoid robots
will take over every repetitious, dangerous, disgusting or boring
task that humans currently tackle, from cleaning toilets and
sweeping floors to driving taxis.
Obviously, I haven't
read the book yet, but it sounds like it covers what I'm talking
about right here: the end of an entire class of human beings as
robots rise up and displace them.
Why a future full of robots may not be as rosy as you think
To the typical naive citizen, all this talk about robots taking over menial labor jobs sounds futuristic and exciting.
Except for just one thing: the only real reason laborer populations are tolerated by the rich and powerful who really control the world is because laborers are needed to run the economy.
Someone needs to pick the crops, sweep the floors and do the dry cleaning, in other words.
Once capable humanoid robots transition into all the jobs
currently carried out by flesh-and-blood humans, there will be no
further need for a large segment of the
Here are the three main types of depopulation
technologies that exist right now:
Depopulation technologies, from mild to aggressive
Globalist power players are currently pushing strategy #1 very aggressively through family planning and abortions.
#2 is also well under way with mass vaccination and GMO consumption.
Strategy #3 is being held in reserve, ready to be unleashed when the
time comes to eliminate the masses and transition the global economy
to a combination of humanoid robots (the majority) run by a small
minority of human elitists.
As all this happens, the mass production of humanoid robots for military and police applications will bring down costs and improve reliability.
This will translate into more affordable models which will then be easily deployed in a wider range of commercial applications:
At the $1 million price range, humanoid robots will be embraced by the private sector for factory jobs: product assembly, welding, warehouse logistics and so on.
While $1 million may seem high, compared to a human worker who shows up drunk, injures himself on the job, then files a lawsuit against the company, a million bucks is actually a cheap investment for a worker that never whines, moans, steals or sexually assaults fellow workers.
Once humanoid robots reach roughly $500,000 in cost, they will be widely adopted by agriculture. A reliable ag-robot can replace several low-cost laborers, all while performing the job with better quality control, fewer e.coli infections and no labor laws to worry about.
Robots don't get sick from pesticide exposure, either, allowing the agricultural industry to unleash extremely toxic chemicals with zero risk of lawsuits from the workers.
This chemically-contaminated food will be fed to the unemployed masses, of course, in an effort to kill them off for reasons mentioned above. (Upper-class citizens will insist on eating organic, non-poisoned foods.)
When robots reach roughly the cost of a new home ($300,000 on average), they will become widely embraced by families and individuals.
These general-purpose robots will be sold as a hardware platform for an "entry-level" lease price, and buyers will pay a monthly fee much like paying on a home or vehicle.
The "base price" robot will be extremely limited in function, most likely performing only very simple jobs such as sweeping floors, serving drinks or providing basic watchful security.
Owners who want their robots to perform more complex functions will need to purchase additional functional upgrades. Need your robot to do the dishes? That's a $200 / month software upgrade. Want it to wash your car? That's another monthly fee.
Whatever you want the robot to do for you - take out the trash, mow the yard, feed the cat, guard the house at night - will require paying another monthly fee.
this is a hugely lucrative business to get into once the technology
becomes available. The first trillion-dollar company will no doubt
be involved in robotics.)
What consumers won't be told, by the way, is that all home robots will be spying on homeowners for the NSA, providing direct visual feeds that are archived in the government's secret archives.
Robots will also overhear all conversations and they will be
programmed to "red flag" anyone who talks about freedom, or liberty,
or other "illicit" activities which may even include buying and
selling heirloom seeds.
In summary, robots will, over time, transition from extremely expensive, high-end government soldiers to affordable, mass-produced consumer household helpers that also function as spy portals for the government to keep tabs on the population. Robots will also play a huge role in hospitals and health care during all this.
One of the driving forces behind robotics R&D in Japan, it turns out, is the need for home care robots to aid Japan's aging population.
Right now, robots do not exist that can perform all these functions.
Today's humanoid robots are lucky to be
able to walk up a flight of stairs without falling over. Portable
power is also extremely limiting right now and may be the primary
challenge for the commercialization of humanoid robots.
Here are some of the challenges that need to be overcome for robots to become commercially viable:
Current batteries are lousy sources of power. This is why most robots you see in online videos are tethered to an external power source.
Vision recognition and on-board computing
Currently vision recognition algorithms are slow and exhibit poor accuracy. The seemingly simple act of recognizing objects in a given space remains highly elusive to robotics software developers.
Motor coordination, actuation and strength
This is one of the big ones we humans take for granted.
How, exactly, do you design and build a robot that can pick up your pet dog without breaking its neck accidentally? It's a tremendously complicated endeavor, and today's robots are nowhere near the level of sophistication needed in this area.
Behavioral limits and robot safety
How do you teach a robot not to accidentally harm a living creature such as the family dog or a human baby?
This will be required before robots can be sold into homes, yet this is also a highly complex area of R&D that actually requires the engineering of a deep "moral code" of robotics.
The programming of moral codes is extraordinarily difficult because it requires the development of an entire curriculum of life that must be taught to the robot brain.
For example, robots will need to be programmed with some sort of "compassion mirroring" circuit that help the robot "feel" what others are feeling around it, so that if it accidentally steps on someone's toe and hears that person say, "Ouch!" the robot actually feels a sort of mirror-image "pain" in its own brain, and thereby learns not to harm other humans.
Most human beings already have this capacity, by the way.
do not have this so-called "empathy circuit"
are called sociopaths. They tend to become high-level
politicians and corporate CEOs because both positions are much
easier to achieve if you have absolutely no compassion for fellow
One other aspect of all this is that robots will need to be taught rules for self-preservation. This also implies that robots will need to be taught the highly complex realm of "cause and reaction." This furthermore implies that robots must be taught the laws of physics so that it can, for example, anticipate how a falling object might harm its own body or the body of its owner.
While such things appear
simple to a human mind, they are wildly challenging problems for
software developers dealing with physical robotic hardware operating
in a three-dimensional space.
Even the simple act of picking a strawberry requires astonishing coordination between vision, brain interpretation, muscle coordination, timing and so on.
How do you program a robot to avoid crushing the strawberry while gripping it firmly enough to pull it free from its stem? How do you program a bipedal robot to walk through strawberry fields without crushing plants and smashing the fruit?
These are extremely complex problems, and it will take
decades to solve them.
The upshot of all this is that even
though robotics is still a long way from achieving the level of
sophistication required to see humanoid robots deployed in military,
commercial and household applications, the day is coming that robots
will replace most human laborers.
When that day comes, unskilled laborers will have no (commercial) value to society.
Robotics will expand the divide between the
ultra-wealthy and the homeless, jobless masses. The global elite
will deploy means of depopulation or population control to eliminate
the "useless eaters" and drastically reduce human population on the
The only humans "allowed" to remain alive will be those who possess valuable intelligence, skills or creativity that robots cannot replicate. People with creative skills will always be valued, even in a highly automated society.
The best way to protect your future and avoid becoming obsolete is to invest in developing your own creative skills so that you are always able to offer something to society which robots cannot. This will ensure your continued value.
If you have children, guiding them toward the development of creative skills is the best way to ensure their long-term survival in a society that's transitioning into robotics automation.