A quick post, not because you need it, because I have five sitting in my drafts that aren’t ready. I need to just hit publish once this week. The post I am working on are down to earth practical shit. That is where my head is at. There is raging at the political machine, there is some warning about our environmental demise, but more than that there is a future that is coming and most people will not prepare for it.
Imagine with me now a guy who works as a truck driver. A couple of years ago, he hears about self driving trucks; he doesn’t think much. He reads somewhere on the internet they are testing these trucks. Back to his normal life he starts buying a couple of trucks and is looking at a good retirement. GREAT! In a few short years those driverless trucks have been bought by big companies due to trucker shortages and hauling prices. Self driving trucks don’t hurt the driver industry all together, but they show an economic return. They will take over the industry until truck drivers are a thing of the past. That in my opinion is a probability.
That kind of thing will happen in many more industries at varying rates of speed. The writing is on the wall, the shelf life for human labor will one day come to an end. People will need to figure something else out for commerce to work. In a desolate future there is opportunity to make it abundant.
What most people don’t realize, and are not actively working towards is the future that will be. Most people have a fixed idea that the future will be like the past. I live in Utah, growing up it was basically winter from the beginning of November to the end of March. It would dump snow and it would stay snow covered until mid to late April. Nobody in their right minds would expect that to change. It did. Now it snows once or twice for about a week. The rest of the time it is the colder fall type weather. As you can imagine snow blowers and snowmobile sales are no longer huge around here. The future expectation of it always snows is gone.
The expectation of things always being the same is fucking gone. The world our parents grew up in is gone. They could rely on things being the same, we can rely on things changing.
There is a technical shift that is emerging. It is the amalgamation of everything. And it is up to individuals to prepare for the future of work. We need to leave behind what we thought will always happen. Forget what we thought the future was going to be based on experience. We need to create a future knowing we have the autonomy and personal authority to do something new. To be open minded about the change and ride the winds that are currently blowing.
I’ve gotta end, because I am out of time. But think about this.
Solving problems for others is how our economy works. As you look forward new problems will arise, be a solution. Get ahead of the pack by really understanding where technologies are merging and developing faster than society realizes. Every industry and society will see a change; for some it will be detrimental, for others it will be a new level of thriving. In the end the disparities between the two will show who did their homework and who needs a leader. More on that in the future.