3/19/2014

Opportunity + Threat = Change

How are people motivated to change?

1. Threat
2. Opportunity

This is based on evolution.  Those in the jungle who wanted to survive, went out of the forest into the grasslands in search of opportunity.  There was a threat of starvation.  And an opportunity of food.

Both of which helped mankind to "change".

Without the threat, we may still be swinging from the vines like Tarzan.

With programming, we are always changing.  To adapt to threats and opportunity for rewards.

Perhaps we should apply this model to Artificial Intelligence.  Models could adapt and change if there were some benefits, or threats.

On a side note, humans need to adapt to upcoming events.  At some point in the near future, algorithms and data models will replace jobs.  And we sit enjoying ourselves, like the last hours on the Titanic, with the orchestra playing, as the ship was slowly sinking.

Humans need to wake up to the possible threat of loss of jobs on massive scale, and / or opportunity to thrive in the new economy.

Threat or Opportunity.  Change.  That's the blueprint.  What you do with it is up to you.

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