Dec 26

Shouldn’t there be a poem many of us all memorized for this day too???… when we begin to really focus on the coming New Year, and all the hope, happiness that could come with it?

I think so…… 2015 has much promise for most of those I chat with……positive, specific and realistic. Almost like the planning mantra SMART for Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely. So why not? Maybe recent “New Years” were more pessimistic, reflecting general views of the economy, or the affairs of the World? Are they better now? Can we make them that way??. Increasingly, at my advancing age, I believe so…for myself, and those close to me……and hopefully that energy and insight will spread from there.

We’ll see………..

Dec 10

There’s an increasing amount of literature, including some very powerful books, covering this topical area. All reference /support or re-position the scenario, of A2I [Advanced Artificial Intelligence] possibly , in the not too distant future, surpassing general human capacities, enough to control or “rule’ us….like “HAL” in the old movie epic “2001- A Space Odyssey”. But with enough astonishing things already possible, and being done, in many professions, that the fundamental ?’s, or issues, already worked over, in literature and art, are very real. They require much more exposure, dialogue, and personal experience. I have been in technology, and people handling, all my life, but only have read sporadically of AI, now A2I .Will change that in this 7th phase of my life, the Legacy phase…….more to come…..

Dec 01

I am reading/hearing others say in support for driverless cars – 1.2 million people killed each year by cars driven by people -Such cars don’t drink – and like robots they are easy to train/instruct – and such cars could benefit the elderly or disabled – plus their actions are very predicable. In short they are likely better on the average, than very many humans are when those humans drive!!

Much the same set of arguments are made for robots replacing humans in some kinds of work – robots are less forgetful, pay attention to new changes, don’t disobey or underperform

Lots od literature lately about will that always be so, as they are made more sophisticated. It was not long ago, that just “science-fiction” writing/movies, that pushed such possibilities. It seems much closer @ hand,now, given the rate of advancement in exploration in both driverless cars, and robotics in general.

Are these possibilities legitimate concerns for Corporate Information Technology leaders?

I believe so and am engaging in that dialogue, integrating it into thoughtful anticipation of the near future in several industries.

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