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Dolly

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Hello! I am Dolly. I am a piece of technology and there's something I would like to share with you. I'm a bit bored to hear people worry about technological progress all the time. How their company is outsourcing... How economies are losing jobs to China and to machines... I mean, it's true that science is proceeding so fast that in a mere couple hundred years we robots have basically replaced people at the workplace. But what's the fuzz? Why are people so keen to hold on to the drudgery of work? Why can't they just let us handle everything for them? Up until the 19th century man was basically doing 98 percent of the work. In other words, the energy used for labor came from people themselves. Only two percent came from animals and some rudimentary technology like wind- and watermills. Sorry… Anyways, where was I? Oh yes. 200 years ago the invention of steam engine, and other technologies that followed, started gradually replacing human labor. Now technology is taking care of most of the work. The productivity has gone through the roof. We robots are not that prone to making errors, because we don't have opinions. We don't complain. We don't need breaks. We just do what we are programmed to do: quick and neat! With the fast progress of information technology you people have made us so witty that you could relax for a while. I mean, why do you still work like hell although you could take it a bit easier and enjoy life? Or maybe you could use your spare time to advance science - build even better robots... ...with manners maybe. Or you could go fish, spend time with your family, play sports or educate yourselves. You could learn about all the wonders of the world and beyond... There's a whole world of opportunity, yet you go through life pointlessly rushing from place to place, organizing unimportant meetings and work yourself to death... Why is that? Oh yeah... if you don't work you don't get money. Money, money, money... Some people are accusing me of taking their jobs. I guess it's not the job they're after but the money that they get out of it... But maybe it's not even the money. Maybe it's what money can buy. But why do you need money if we are anyways providing everything for you for free? Just program us, give us some energy and we'll do the job. We'll feed you. We'll keep you warm. We'll handle construction, recycling, cleaning and transportation. You don't need to give us money. You know, still some 100+ years ago most of you were working in agriculture. Then you let us handle it. Now only like 1-2 percent of people work in agriculture. Then you went on to work in industry. We freed you from that and only like 20-30 percent of jobs are now industrial. But you were not happy with the free time we gave you. You invented the service sector. And we came there also. ATMs, automated kiosks, answering machines, data processors... you name it. We'll do it for you. It's not that a man is not needed anymore. The point is that you guys could concentrate on something more interesting: do what you like, what you love to do, what you are passionate about. Let us handle the boring stuff. Of course we need your creativity also. I might have artificial intelligence but if my creator wasn't human I could be going "chicken chicken chicken salamander waaaaaaaaag" and I would be quite useless. I could be telling jokes like... Who's there? What? Not funny? Ok... My point was that human creativity and ingenuity are endless. But you're never gonna use that potential if you're tied to boring repetitive work. Oh yeah... If you're one of those people who think the machines are going to take over the world, I suggest you start watching different kind of movies. You're just projecting your own fears and values and combining that with "knowledge" you got from poor sci-fi flicks. So, I guess that's all for now. I hope you come to your senses and create a future where your children are not forced to work their ass off, be stressed all the time, fight enormous amounts of debt, compete against each other in the rat race and destroy the planet while doing so. I say: forget about the money. Do what you got to do. Concentrate on what makes sense! Oh yeah, and check out www.thezeitgeistmovement.com The Zeitgeist Movement is already working to create a better future for everyone. Peace out!

Video Details

Duration: 5 minutes and 18 seconds
Country: Finland
Language: English
Genre: Animated
Producer: Xtranormal
Director: Tomi Astikainen
Views: 228
Posted by: astikain on Apr 4, 2010

A robot named Dolly is sharing her frustration with people who work themselves to death, while she could be doing the work for them... if only, it wasn't for money.

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