When I was a kid, there was just a trifle less f_ckery in the air, by Davin Michael Stedman

Prediction: these driverless long haul trucks are going to get robbed and destroyed in sparsely populated areas.

What are the companies going to do? Man them with security that makes less than the driver? Killer robots are going to be hopefully banned in the battlefield, so I don’t know if Walmart will be able employ expensive killer robots in 2030 to protect shipments of Mom jeans.

Using truck drivers as human decoys will only work for so long before technology triumphs over technology, in the endless game of weapon vs shield. The marauder holds the weapon. The driverless truck holds millions in cold beer, or tools, or gasoline.

In the end, people can just rebel. It is not in our best interest to replace all of our jobs with machines and then have a Nuclear Electronic Pulse bomb knock out the whole grid.
The internet of things is plumb dumb man. It’s like inviting a hungry lion to share your bedroom, not feeding it, and just eating a rack of lamb in front of him every night.
Of course we are going to be exposed.

I was just thinking of the absurdity that we are going to have to hide our most important and sensitive information in the backyards of our enemies, so that if we get hit by a Nuclear Electronic Pulse bomb that explodes harmlessly in the upper atmosphere, we have a small chance of recovering some information. That is, if we only wipe some of our enemies off the earth and life goes on…

Our American obsession for connectivity and technology seems like a future, “how could such smart people be so dumb?”

Japan loves technology more than we do, but all that technology can’t stop Fukushima from leaking. It’s nearly impossible to unf_ck anything. Many of us have tried. Some of us are still trying.

Truthfully, I really dig technology. But I don’t think using technology to create cleaner meth for truck drivers is the answer either. Regulations are important. So is an understanding of human nature.

People need jobs. Machines do not. Let’s innovate new industries with new technology and keep using some of the old ones.

And God’s sake, don’t connect everything to a grid. Pacemakers and car breaks worked pretty well before we connected them to the internet. National Security would point towards us pulling back wisely, and becoming less connected and self reliant.

Presidents don’t need to be connected to the internet. That’s how they get hacked.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He is planning a tour of Nigeria for 2018.

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