How to prepare yourself for tomorrow before tomorrow comes.
How many robots do I have at home?
One of these days, I started to count how many robots I use daily.
I started with my phone, of course. It’s a highly sophisticated robot containing my banking accounts, daily weather reports, photo gallery, and social network. And in an infinite exponent, my cell phone has access to the Internet that connects me to the world.
Then I have my computer, the most valuable robot in my daily activity. On my computer, I access two apps that use deep learning. Those are Grammarly and Hemingway, two applications that save my life every day in my editing routines. Also, in my most valuable robot, I have access to the Cloud, and there I have basically all my digital life. Photo albums from my kids, photos of my trips, birthday parties, ultra-trail races, girlfriends, everything.
To occupy my little free time, I have my leisure robot- the smart TV. I have access to Netflix, Disney+, and HBOmax, but also to the Internet.
If you think I have a vacuum cleaner at my home, I don’t. Those are funny robots. Most of my friends have one, and maybe I’ll buy one soon. You program it, go out, and the little guy does it by himself. Soon a humanoid will enter your home to do the rest of the cleaning work.
100 years ago, there were no refrigerators, dishwashers, TVs, or cell phones. Just a candle lamp and the sound of farm animals in the room next door.
What do you think our routines will be 30 or 50 years from now?
Let me tell you how to prepare yourself for tomorrow before tomorrow comes.
1) If your job is using repetitive tasks, you’ll soon be replaced by a robot.
People get tired, get bored, forget tasks, get emotional and sometimes exhibit anti-social behavior. Robots don’t have these flaws.
The auto industry used to employ thousands of specialized workers like car welders and painters.
Today, the assembly lines are almost exclusively delivered to the robots. Human skills cannot match the precision of the industrial robot.
A human cannot be more productive than a robot in performing repetitive tasks.- John Pugliano
Mathematical algorithms are becoming more sophisticated. Especially with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. And therefore, even the most complex tasks are being achieved by the power of code.
I’m a non-native writer, and I use advanced AI tools to make my work more efficient.
Although my job has to do with creativity and not repetition, I am helped by advanced algorithms.
In the final part of my article editing process, I use a tool called Free Text to Speech. This app interprets my text, reproduces it in a humanized voice, so I can listen and finish my editing work.
In fact, a robot is converting text into voice.
2) If you don’t have Digital Thinking, you better get it.
My youngest daughter is only 14 years old, and most recently, I offered her an online course on programming Python for beginners.
The thought of the future is the realm of zeros and ones.
Creating digital thinking is not a possibility but an obligation. This is if we want to survive in a robotic world. Of course, after my daughter finishes the course, I’m also going to learn the Python language.
The world is changing from analog to digital. The digital world will be the primary catalyst for abundance. Therefore, the wisest attitude is to embrace this thought with open arms and anticipate what already seems inevitable.
3) If you want robots on your side, improve your mechanical skills.
With the proliferation of robots, the market for robotic parts will explode.
Many of the robots that we will have at home will eventually break down. If we don’t have the minimum mechanical skills to resolve minor adjustments or replacement parts, we’ll always be disadvantaged for those who have developed these skills.
It’s not necessary to enroll in a mechanical engineering university. The robots of the future will be reusable and reprogrammable. You just have to know how to remove a part, replace it, and reprogram the hardware to have the robot at your side again.
This is a pure mentality-driven shift. Be aware of the robots that you have at home and start there. Smart TV, personal computer, cell phone, vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, or other devices.
Yes, they’re all robots.
4) Robot devices will be everywhere. If you acquire electronic knowledge, you’ll have the advantage on your side.
Electronic knowledge is crucial for maintaining your robots working for you.
Most robots will be sent to your home, and you’ll have to put them according to the instruction that comes with it. It will never be a complex process.
The good news is that most robots just have to be connected to a battery and are ready to go. Others will only need to have an internet connection to be updated.
Robots have the mechanics, hardware, electronics, and software. That’s a principle for our understanding of robots.
Whoever takes more advantage of these concepts, teachings, and behaviors will always be at an edge before the competition.
5) In an increasingly robotic world, human attributes will stand out, like kindness.
It may seem treacly sentimental, but in an increasingly sterile environment of robot abundance, kindness will stand out.
Humans will often have to choose between a robotic or human-presented service. In many future professional activities, the differentiating factor will be human attributes such as kindness. This human attribute will stand out between the coldness of a machine and a welcoming smile of a human.
In an abundant world of non-human tools, kindness will undoubtedly be one of the most desirable assets.
6) Robots will be the ultimate exponent of competence. Sloppy humans will not be tolerated in the eyes of an increasingly efficient world.
The data accumulated in the cloud, computing power, and social networks will help employers assess workers’ performance.
Those who accumulate poor work performances will lose their jobs.
Think of the example of taxis and Huber. As a more efficient and competent system arrives in the market, it absorbs the dominant industry.
If you have to choose between a service where you can access all the details in your mobile app, or have unpleasant surprises, who would you choose?
7) Artistic skills will be the ultimate differentiator in an increasingly sterile world.
The artistic process is a giant package of emotions, compressed and ready to burst.
Perhaps that is why, in a cold and robotic world, the need for artistic sensitivity seems contradictory.
It’s to function as a counterweight to the sterile environment that art will stand out. The human unity conveyed by the artistic process will have a unique and valuable weight soon.
We can see what the world of digitalization has already done with creating non-tangible tokens (NFT). And also the potential creation of wealth that may come to catapult the artistic world to unthinkable resolutions.
Artistic disruption could well give rise to a Renaissance 2.0.
Anticipating what’s coming is a sign of knowledge and intelligence.
Pretending things that are happening around us do not exist is a sign of behavioral problems.
We, writers, are pure fricking observers of human behavior, but also novelty researchers.
Being in the front line of innovation is an edge on our energy and time. As time gets by, less time you have to live. The way you see and search for innovation guarantees your ability to use your energy for things you love.
Technology was always invented to give us more free time. It facilitates humans in our daily routines, in our jobs, in our trips, at our homes, just to offer us more free time.
Some people don’t want to have free time. They’re afraid of what they may find on the other side of the silence. And that’s ok. You just have to face silence and embrace abundance. And you can do it with small steps.
Fifty years from now, some of us are not alive anymore. But our kids will Iive in an extraordinary world. Technology will bring to future generations things we don’t have the capacity to understand.
Imagine what people look like when they saw the first car driving between horse carriages? Imagine how people react when they listen to another voice coming from far away on their first telephone? Imagine what kids thought when they had electricity in their homes for the first time?
We’re facing another disruptive era. And we’re blessed to experience so many technological changes that only happened in science fiction movies.
Embracing innovation is understanding the power of abundance.
If you dare to see beyond the horizon, you’ll be in a position to have abundance embracing you every day.
You just have to take a step forward.