Eat the rich

evil-moneyTo those who think that poor people are lazy and that they should just get jobs. News flash, technology is largely replacing the need for the kind of jobs the uneducated could get. We are fast moving towards a world where it won’t make any sense at all for everyone to be employed, we just won’t need it. So what, they aren’t useful so they get nothing? They don’t have the right to live (to eat, to drink, to love…)
We need to drop this notion that a “career” is the right path¬†for everyone.
We need to drop this notion that we all need to “earn a living”.

Personally I’d rather live around unemployed but honest and polite people, than brutal back stabbers willing to sell you out for a pay raise. Capitalism had one thing right, inspiring people to create and improve, but the promise of money has turned against us. Money in and of itself is fast becoming the worst possible reward, as it brainwashes people to think that happiness and success are material and not psychological.
Of course, I don’t believe I can convince others of this and I see no point in wasting too much energy trying. Instead I will live it.
Feed the poor, eat the rich.

Inputting the future

One of man kind’s great advantages in the circle of life is our ability to craft tools. Using tools is easy enough, but the ability to imagine new ones, create them and in some cases use those tools to make even better tools [toolception] is huge.

Fast forward to the computer age. First there was the punch card, then the keyboard and mouse, each with their advantages and disadvantages but all created to facilitate input and produce more tools.

It seems that our primary input methods have plateau’d, is this the best way to interact with complex systems? Are motion detectors, eye tracking cameras and mind readers the next wave?

One thing is clear, whoever comes out with the true successor to the keyboard and mouse is going to revolutionize technology. We’re not talking about replacing the mouse with something else to move the cursor, but the end of the cursor, of typing and of all input bottlenecks, at least, until the next best method is invented…Human Brain as computer pathways