May 15th, 2021 | Godlike
The last few days I've been thinking a lot about the synergy between robots and humans. Robots, not in the sense of human like androids that walk and talk like us. But, simply, code. I don't know why this is a recurring theme in my mind. Maybe it's because I've been writing and running a lot of scripts lately. Sometimes, a scripting language can make you feel like a god. Many people feel threatened. For good reasons. Some feel like their job will become redundant in the future. Other feel threatened on an existential level. Just like many people did when Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in chess in the 90s. I feel excited. Anyone who can code, or can use software tools, is literally a cyborg. You can combine the machines computing power with your thoughtful heuristics, reasoning, intuition and knowledge. You are a god compared to anyone 50 years ago.