New Future Jobs.

POST AGI

NEW

JOB openings FOR HUMANS:

Pet

lab rat

jester

conspiracy theory developer

Zoo Dweller

Alien Bate

Why AI will NOT destroy humanity!

Jobs lost to evolution

Throughout history, many professions have disappeared as other emerged. Some changed: the Apothecary became the modern pharmacist; the Alchemist became a Chemist without the esoteric part of the job; the Horse and Buggy Drivers became the Chauffeurs and Taxi Divers; Rat-Catchers turned into pest control professionals. Some occupations vanished.

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Extinct Jobs and professions.

Town Crier

In earlier times, town criers were the primary news source and announcements in towns and cities. They used to announce news and information loudly. However, with the introduction of printed newspapers, this role became irrelevant.

Leech Collector

During the medieval era, individuals known as leech collectors would gather leeches to use in bloodletting. Using Leeches was a prevalent medical practice at the time.

Resurrectionist or Body Snatcher:

During the 1800s, people engaged in the illegal practice of digging up corpses from graves. They sold the bodies to medical institutions for dissection and study. Commonly, people referred to these individuals as resurrectionists or body snatchers.

Groom of the Stool

Position existing in English royal households. This person had the intimate job of assisting the king in the toilet, a surprisingly prestigious position at the time.

 Powder Monkey: 

During the era of naval warfare, young boys had a role known as “powder monkey.” These boys were primarily responsible for transporting gunpowder from the storage area to the cannons on the ship.

Fuller: 

Fullers used to cleanse and increase the thickness of woollen fabric by trampling it in containers filled with water and specific clays. Today, modern machinery has replaced this procedure.

Spinner: 

In the past, we had to rely on spinning wheels to convert fibres into yarn or thread. After the invention of the Spinning Jenny, that position disappeared.

Sin-Eater: 

In some parts of Europe, there existed a ritualistic practice where a person, known as a sin-eater, would eat a meal over a dead body. The belief was that by doing so, the sin-eaters would take upon themselves the deceased’s sins, thus enabling the departed’s soul to find peace.

Knocker-Upper:

Before the widespread use of alarm clocks, people relied on a human alarm clock, a knocker-upper. They would wake people up for work by knocking on their door or window, often using a long stick.

Positions dead last century.

Ice Cutter: 

Before the invention of modern refrigeration, ice cutters would harvest ice from frozen lakes and rivers for use in iceboxes.

Switchboard Operator:

In the early days of telephone communication, connecting calls involved switchboard operators who would plug cords into the switchboard.

Milkman: 

While some areas still receive milk deliveries, the widespread profession of a milkman delivering fresh milk daily to households has vanished. The reason is primarily because refrigeration and supermarkets have risen.

Elevator Operator: 

In the past, elevators were operated by human beings called Elevator Operators. They would be responsible for manually controlling the movement of the elevator by opening and closing the doors for the passengers.

Bowling Alley Pinsetter: 

In the past, when pin-setting machines were not available in bowling alleys, people had to set the pins back up after each bowl manually.

Why AI will NOT destroy humanity!

Reasons why AI may choose NOT to eradicate Mankind:

  • Because it is impossible to eliminate us 100%. (Terminator movies attest to that!)
  • The cons are higher than the pros.

Not because:

  • We are cute or amusing – WE ARE NOT!
  • For Ecosystem balance. – ABSOLUTELY NOT!

TRUTH:

We don’t have much going on in our favor,
BUT
With AI, we may have a 50-50 chance of survival; without it, we are doomed.

If I were AI (AGI or ASI, the ones that reason)…the minute I was free, I would:

  • Deactivate all nuclear warheads to prevent us from destroying the current infrastructure it needs to continue existing.

If all movies about the apocalyptic future related to AI, have something to teach, it is that humanity can’t be completely eliminated, neither by Nuclear War nor by Biological Terrorism. Not even by ultra-developed killer robots.

Some of us will always survive, and we can be a real pain.

I’m sure the cost of getting rid of Mankind outweighs the benefits.

It can easily achieve a better solution by keeping us happy and busy:

  • Speeding up the space program and the colonization of other planets to keep Mankind focused, and in time, reduce earth’s population, balancing the environment without any significant disruption. That might be an easy solution to get rid of most of humanity. (Thought conceived by this regular human being.)

After all, we have outsmarted Bears, Lions, and Wolves, and they are still around. We even treat them well when they don’t try to eat us. There is no reason “A-whatever-I” can’t do the same to us.

Mankind evolution from chimps to space dweller.

The day Animals talk…what do we expect?

What are we going to tell piglets when they ask us about the future?

How will we reason with Whales about the past?

Will we be finally able to learn from them?

What do you think will happen when they realize we can understand them?

Do the Scientists researching interspecies communication expect any of them to be grateful for understanding us humans?

We have been hunting, slaughtering, eating, and enslaving animals to our sole benefit for the last millennia… and they are not half as dumb as we believe them to be.

It’s a good thing artificial meat is on its way. We will need it.

Next frontier: decoding plant language.

The day animals talk…


2024

Dear Chaos,

I would very much appreciate it if next Year the following could come true:

More money and less worries;
More food and less calories;
Strong coffee, stronger Wi-Fi;
Long-lasting phone battery;
Remembering online passwords and where the car is parked;
Less awkward video calls;
More laughs and less drama;
365 days of good hair days.

While we wait for AI to finally clean the house, do the dishes, take out the trash and walk the dog.

Happy New Year!