Sunday, July 12, 2009

Where Are All The People?

Where have all the people gone? Only robots are left....The bank teller, the gas attendant, the parking attendant and the supermarket bagboy....All gone....The policeman directing traffic was the first to be replaced with a traffic light system...Then the bus and train conducter was next to go...the phone operator was next, replaced by a computer where you have to follow instructions or risk being cut off and take another half hour to get through....Even the policeman can't make an independent decision because he is watched and recorded constantly and must act like a computer with no room for discretion....Even the classroom is being 'standardized' with computerized lesson plans...pretty soon you won't need teachers, just classroom facilitators....Who'll be next? The airplane pilot....already the drones are being flown by geeks halfway round the world...

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