Establishing a Human Utility Index Will Maintain the “Mirrored Society” on the Fly
By Ron O. Cook
You see it coming don’t you. Sure, you see the unbridled technological future being primed to explode all over our society. You see the edge of technology even in war strategy and strategic planning. Every publication of record has its feature story touting the harbinger of “Mirror Instancy” – technology or cyber-werk. Sociologists are writing about its dawning and humanity’s subsequent upheaval of social unrest that will follow its burgeoning florescence. Our friends and co-workers are asking themselves, “Where will I work when these Cyber-Ops systems take over my job?” How will the common man survive in the Human Utility Index?
Middle management positions are slipping away and are being alleviated or cutback due to amplified options. Super fast systems are proliferating everywhere within the nation’s biggest and most successful business employers. With belts tightening everywhere due to the recession and indecision of government interference, smart thinkers see how the edge can be amplified. If the World’s situations are not solved soon, a world war could be on our horizon. Many folks are highly qualified to work but are passed over for younger less knowledgeable but more cyberly-educated employees via outsourcing. Baby-boomers are increasingly being let out to pasture without their full retirements. Who wants to retire anyway? We all should be encouraged to contribute to humanity. But No, the monster is growing exponentially.
McDonald’s could soon be automating as well as Taco Bell. Soon we will be able to drive up and put in a few dollars at a totally automated, human-less store that was supposed to save the day with service sector jobs. Computer-aided manufacturing and designing are being amplified by expert systems that are designing themselves. Robotics and Micro-machining concept areas are on the rise beyond nanotechnology. Soon our children will be offered schooling that no longer requires the social experience of actually going to the community classrooms. They will learn at virtually reality workstations at home or on the fly with their note-pads and progress at their own pace due to the demand. Students are already experiencing secondary social experience in the cyber-domain. Of course one wonders what they will be learning to do since the jobs we once had are no longer going to be there. Do we need to “spring” into the universe with macro thinking or will we soon face Cyber-doom?
New jobs are what we must be creating now — or new attitudes. Somewhere someone is creating new jobs with all this new computer power — right? Yes, someone is making more jobs that will require us to just push buttons or perhaps clap our hands for an automated response. With the current politicos in power, surely some creativity must be coming from R&D departments in government or in the private sector? Don’t fool yourself my friend — creating new construction jobs, or public works projects will only be short-termed. The world elite may have written the average human being out of the loop. As we continue to substitute automata for “humanata” we write the need for the Human Intellectual Utility off the list. Where will we put the 6.8 billion persons living on Earth by 2011? What will they do to support themselves? We need a new direction or philosophy to live by.
Human Obsolescence is peering at us from every corner of the economic spectrum. Things are just no longer done the way they were when we were kids. We are not adequately prepared to address the sudden high unemployment that will be and currently is facing us in the next few years due to political or human engineering, and the repercussions thereof. Many parts of the world are already feeling the pains of stealthy (sneaky) change. With the rich getting richer and the poor being separated from their former livelihood/s a critical eventuation is staring us in the face.
If you can’t see the future coming, one sure way of knowing that change is way past us, is to look at your local, state and national governments. They are taking your tax dollars hand over fist just as fast as their greedy big hands can move even with showy tax cuts. Their goal is to become the protector of all those for whom work is no longer possible. Programs for working us through their systems are already prepared so some of us will survive just long enough to vote for them. Don’t worry; it is all being taken care of just for you. Most of us will be so old by the time this system gets installed that we won’t have the strength to raise a fist full of credits much less dollars. The Future is killing our future and a once strongly defined potential along with it. A highly educated group is being ignored and pushed into the agglomeration – Soylent Green.
America, indeed the world, needs a great CONFAB…a forum for total input and dialogue for discussion about humanity’s future. Whether initiated by government, business or the people, we need to know where we are going in this new century so we can prepare our society for what the demands will be. We the people should initiate the call for such a forum to be established. Perhaps it will take some time for the consequences to sink into our poor minds since we as a nation/s or a people have somehow lost the capability for individual creative actions. So many of us have tasted the opiate of government welfare and dominance that thinking on our own without some polarizing politico’s help just seems almost impossible. The fact remains; we need to get a better picture of what our future holds for us. We need an index.
This people’s forum could take the form of a Human Utility Index (HUI) — a multi-faceted organizational system that would include an international data feedback capability on the net. It would serve to build a national experience that would call on all our talents to be utilized for developing “what-if” scenarios along with the systems to accomplish the building of new concepts. Minute-by-minute Internet data about the world economy and case history info, would establish what we are as members of the global universe. IGM or Instant Graphic Messaging would quicken the experience of the system not unlike what is coming from “Facebook” and its future offerings.
Demographic and psychographic data also would play a part in deciphering the directions for economic planning. A quality-of-experience matrix would graphically show us just what the variables would be with each suggested action discussed in holistic dialogue. This graphically dynamic matrix of human creative action would help each individual to plot his future based on projected information utilizing the trends and conditions input into the forum of collective humanity. The data could be distributed in all interactive media on a daily basis and we the people could know what the quality of our lives are at any one moment thereby allowing us to react in order to correct for any detrimental trends that might impact our souls.
Areas of deficiency could be identified and instantly (Mirror-like) interface the systems to rectify aberrations. It would array forces toward speedy action. Gap analysis, content analysis, differential analysis and holo-gestalt analysis could be utilized in order to implement strategies for new job-oriented development. The system would be totally expansive and highly amplified. It looks like China has the edge and the abject need to accomplish this feat first. Creating jobs and ideas would be what we need to keep our international economies refreshed.
So who will take the Human Utility Index and make it work for our world? What great corporate concern/s will sponsor these on-going phenomena of collective human potential and creativity? Perhaps it will be something that Google or Yahoo will see the value in — after all they have the computer infrastructure to accomplish this great service to mankind’s economic future.
We need ideas in the Mirrored Infrastructure. We need to communicate these ideas and we need the right people to accomplish these concerns. Our civilization will not be able to survive unless we all awaken to the serious facts of our unbelievable future. The facts point to a process of living and learning on the fly. Human guerilla fighting in a world that is moving too fast for the lazy minds that just wondered out of the mall, is truly what we are facing. It could be Mall-thusian Doom. We are currently mentally unprepared for the speed of tomorrow’s systems and events. Will somebody please stand and deliver the future to us now?