NATION INNOVATION: WHY AMERICA NEED TO INNOVATE

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“What must be done.”


in need of growth

America has had a lot of social strife over the recent years. But the question that must be asked is, where is the innovation or an invention. We are creating in this country, even when looking at education. So many young people are going to college for political science degrees. But very few engineers or people in the medical field. And I know it has a lot to do with the current administration in power in the White House. But if we as a society don’t innovate with the social tension, then we are going to spiral. Not today, but over time the country will economically degrade. This is a test site, America, for other nations in dealing with sociopolitical issues.

bye to competition

In the age of every kid gets a trophy, we are not forcing out greatness. We should put kids in a position to be vulnerable. That lose and that vulnerability will push out innovation. Because innovation has always come from places where the person or people have their back against the wall. We need to take this something for nothing mentality and switch it to something for something. And if that means making a few radical adjustments to the landscape of the country, then so be it. Because radical ideas are what need to be done to make this a prosperous country.

make things happen

In schools in the past, we used to have home economics and shop class. The equivalent to that today would have to be some form computer science or electrical work. We should mandate across the board. Make it mandatory for a kid in school to build a computer app to graduate high school. The idea doesn’t even have to ultimately work, but out of those across the country that do, something will transpired. A kid must create something innovative, even if it fails. You might also spark the mind of a young person who didn’t even know they had a skill to do what they are doing.

learn from the past

America is not the most powerful civilization in human history. The Romans and the British reigned supreme for centuries, not so much anymore. Great Britain has limited reach and Rome is now a city in Italy. They were the America of their time, not much anymore. Why, well because of political, social, and various wars that took them down. So many internal problems degraded countries. Living in real time we don’t see it, but it could happen in the year 2300, 2400, or 2500.


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HUMANOID: THE MORALE OF INTRODUCING US INTO MACHINES

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“What’s good now may not be later.”

For decades people have theorized what the future could potentially look like with robots incorporated into our society. And when I say robotics, I’m talking machinery for production of goods. I’m talking about putting human qualities into robots. Giving them human thoughts and feelings that make them react like us. It sounds interesting if you’re a tech type of person. But are there any drawbacks to having robots perform with human like abilities? In my opinion there are both positives and negatives with making human robotics to benefit us in society. They would be useful in the workforce, military, and even in education.

There uses in the workforce could be beneficial for making the job more productive and efficient. An engineer would be needed for the overseeing of the robot, but the robot could perform for hours without needing a break. The down time that a normal person would need is unnecessary to complete a task. For example, if we relied on the robots for construction, projects would complete the job quicker and cost effective. Now initially it would cost a lot to build humanoid robots, but as time went on, the price would drop. Now, my next question is, are there any downsides that come with incorporating human robots into the workforce.

The downside is that it would render so many people in our society obsolete. What’s the purpose of hiring a person, when robots would work for free. They are more productive, but once they complete the project, who would patronize the goods and services. If they have the jobs, what’s the use of people spending. There would be this animosity from the masses, who are feeling threatened by losing out to robots. Another issue with the workforce is too many people specializing in robotics and not enough of other professions causing an imbalance in the career pursuits. Which leads into my next viewpoint. What would happen with education?

The upside to education is that students would become more engaged in the classroom. The teacher would have an assistant that could assist him/her in everything from class lectures to grading coursework. The job of an educator would be less of a burden. Another upside is that duties around the school campus would be perform in more of a timely fashion. These could be duties that range from maintenance to constructional. Now in my opinion as with any good comes the downside of using robots for this type of assistance.

The negatives associated with using robots in education is once again, the employment aspects. If the students are more engaged with the robot than the teacher, the educator becomes replaced. Because why have a teacher when you have the machine for free. You could program the robot to teach and let students answer questions. In addition to the teachers, the robots performing task around the school could see more people lose their jobs. But is education and the workforce of benefit or burden. Well how about our armed forces. Imagine the military using robots.

In regards to the military using robots, the obvious upside is, decrease in casualties. Countries could use bots to fight instead of people. The human cost to society would lesson, considering we’re using machines, the death tolls would lessen. On the other hand, using military capability in robots could backfire. They could ultimately turn on the masses and we could become under siege. Also, mechanics could become faulty causing even more people dying. In the end, there are ups and downs with incorporating robots into society. Do I think we’re ready anytime soon, no. But when we do, we must be prepared to deal with any negative externalities that come with using the bots.