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Over the past decade, smartphones have revolutionized our lives in ways that go beyond how we communicate.
It is incontrovertible that they have yielded many benefits for society but the power they hold over us is glaringly evident.
Critical thinking in the real world is being replaced by Apps which are making us unable to focus for more than a minute.
Learning to live with technology without surrendering to it is the biggest challenge in the digital era.
If we continue to live with our head in vibrations, and pings of our phones there is no douth that we will be handing what is called life to the worst form of Capitalism – unseen profit for profit sake.
also responsible to exert every effort in shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution
and directing it toward a future that reflects the universal good.
The fourth industrial revolution describes a world where individuals move between digital domains and offline reality with the use of connected technology to enable and manage their lives. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.
The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.
However, this fusion of technologies goes beyond mere combination and cannot be ignored any longer. We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.
In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academic and civil society.
In a world infused with artificial intelligence and machine learning ability, with robots lacking an essential feature – the capacity of moral reason, it is easy to see what will happen.
On one hand, preventing genetic disease by genetic engineering is desirable.
On the other hand, what guidelines, or regulation, or ethical boundaries are there in order to prevent the over-manipulation genetics for desirable traits?
Further, the most critical question is, whose moral standards should robots inherit.
Moral values differ greatly from individual to individual, across countries, religions, and ideological boundaries. Uncertainty over which moral framework to adopt underlies the difficulty and limitations to ascribe moral values to artificial systems.
This limits their ability to make good or ethical decisions in complex situations.
It is more than just technology-driven change we have new ethical concerns emerging.
These changes are bringing about shifts in power, shifts in wealth, and knowledge.
The speed of current breakthroughs evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace has no historical precedent.
The increased dichotomization is leading to an increase in social tensions while our lives become extensively connected to various devices, from our cell phones, cars, and light switches to our home security cameras, and smart speakers.
It is altering the way people eat, sleep, shop, socialize, study, play.
These technologies give rise to vast possibilities—but they can also upend the status quo and create nearly as much uncertainty as it does opportunity.
A paradigm shift is underway in how we work and communicate, as well as how we express, inform, and entertain our self. Having everything attached to everything else people will have no control over either technology or the disruption that comes with the fourth industrial revolution.
The argument is:
The intelligence and productivity gains that AI will deliver can unlock new solutions to society’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, biodiversity, ocean health, water management, air pollution, and resilience, among others.
industry alike to encourage deployments that earn trust and avoid abuse of the social contract.
Technology might be changing our definition of what it means to be a
Fortunately we humans have a long way to go to be human in the first place.