One of the jobs I thought was safe for awhile was a barista at your favorite coffee house. At one local craft beer crawl in Oceanside, you get your choice of 46 beers in self-serve taps. Not only are automatic cashiers at our markets (I love them), but we know they will be driving our cars and flying our planes. One company has developed flying cars that will pick up passengers and deliver them like a flying bus. Watch out Enterprise and Uber.
Changing is defying the imagination and getting closer to our daily lives. How fast will the places you saw humans yesterday have friendly robot faces tomorrow? How do we take advantage of this opportunity? I have for awhile reexamined my life and decided I was going to pursue interests for which I was passionate. More than one author has pushed us to pursue our passions. There is a good reason. Our passions harness our uniqueness.
As 5 plus billion people get connected on devices, excellence is going to rise to higher standards. The most common commodities like cell phones will be produced by the biggest players. I see Volkswagen just passed Toyota as the world’s biggest car maker. These are realms we don’t have to be concerned with.
What will be far more interesting to the masses will be uniqueness and personalized experiences. What becomes incumbent for each person is to develop their own interests to mastery and offer them up to employers, customers, peers, and followers. If we remain commodities in the work place, “The Machine” is being trained to do a better job.
Maximum contribution begs for maximum vitality from us. I have started following Brendan Brazier, world class Ultra Iron Man, who also believes that we start with nutrition and fitness and then creativity and our uniqueness blossom forth. I have experienced this evolution and express it in my own books. The newest is How We Rise Above Change.
We not only should look at developing our unique contributions and sharing, we should look at how we contribute to the whole. I share with Brazier the interest in improving nutritional consumption globally. Brazier proposes all plant food diets. Another author in his book The End of Plenty, Joel K. Bourne Jr. describes how we are running out of food and water and we need to support organic farmers and stop eating meat as first measures. The fact we are producing 40% of our grains for bio-fuels in the U.S. is leading us and others to tear down more rain forests for crops.
We see machines moving towards total productivity for humans. Now humans can spend time improving how humans live and make everything sustainable for the next generations. We can also take this opportunity to make life wonderful by engaging in our passions and sharing. Let the robots make our coffee while we discuss Michelangelo.
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